Work-related cancer claims 742,000 lives a year worldwide

Diseases

Access resources relevant to major internationally recognized occupational diseases, ranging from illnesses caused by chemical, physical and biological agents to respiratory and skin diseases, musculoskeletal disorders and occupational cancer.

Cancer

Includes a breadth of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body which can result in a malignant tumour. Exposures to certain chemicals, minerals and materials as well as radiation and the environment are known to cause cancer in some people. Common occupational types include lung, mesothelioma, and bladder cancer.

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Lung / Respiratory

Includes conditions and diseases affecting the lungs and respiratory tract, such as asbestosis, silicosis and and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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Cardiovascular

Includes diseases of the heart and circulatory system, such as hypertension and coronary artery disease.

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Sensory

Includes diseases which affect vision, hearing, and touch, such as deafness, blindness, and hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).

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Reproductive

Includes diseases, such as sterility and birth defects, which impact stem cells, developing fetuses, and associated organs.

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Neurological

Includes diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord and the central nervous system, such as migraines, epilepsy, and Parkinson's.

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Skin / Dermal

Includes diseases and conditions affecting the skin from external as well as systemic exposure, such as dermatitis and poison ivy.

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Communicable / Infectious

Includes diseases passed from person to person through airborne or body fluid transmission, such as influenza, food poisoning, and MRSA.

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Irritation / Sensitivity / Allergy

A subset of skin and lung diseases involving increasing sensitivity and severity, such as chloracne.

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Organs / Systems

Includes diseases of the liver, kidney and body systems, such as cirrhosis, kidney disease and nausea.

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Cognitive / Psychological

Includes diseases which affect mental processing and mood, such as anxiety, depression and dementia.

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Fact Sheets
Education / Training
Research
Publications
Posters / Infographics
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Tools / Apps
  • Noise Calculator
    Type: Tools / Apps
    Source: Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)
  • StressAssess
    Type: Tools / Apps
    Source: Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)
Cancer
Lung / Respiratory
Cardiovascular
Sensory
Reproductive
Neurological
Skin / Dermal
Communicable / Infectious
  • MRSA and the Workplace
    Type: Fact Sheets
    Source: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Irritation / Sensitivity / Allergy
  • Isocyanates
    Type: Publications
    Source: Oasys and Occupational Asthma
Organs / Systems
Cognitive / Psychological
  • Healthy Minds at Work
    Type: Education / Training
    Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
  • StressAssess
    Type: Tools / Apps
    Source: Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)