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Occupations

Although occupational diseases can affect all workers, not all workers are equally at risk, varying by type of industry, occupation, workplace and tasks. By recognizing and targeting specific occupations and industries where the risk of developing an occupational disease is elevated, exposures and conditions can be improved to reduce future incidence. Find resources by industry and/or occupation here.

Construction

Construction is a major industry that is generally divided into three categories: residential, non-residential and engineering, and repair and other construction services. Workers are exposed to many health hazards whose control fades in the presence of very real and serious safety hazards.

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Electrical / Utilities

Workers in the electrical and utility industries face significant energy, physical, biological, environmental and organizational hazards.

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Education

Education is a broad and diverse institutional sector with large (and often vulnerable) populations and multiple exposure risks.

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Government

As this section includes any layer of government or the broader public service, the activities and therefore exposures are diverse.

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Healthcare

Healthcare is an extremely large sector serving a vulnerable population with the potential for significant chemical, biological and physical exposure risks.

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Manufacturing

In essence, manufacturing is an industrial sector which includes resource processing, production, and assembly of goods both large and small.

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Agriculture

The agriculture sector includes landscaping, greenhouses, animal husbandry, and crop and flower farming.

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Service / Retail / Hospitality

Another broad category with a wide range of occupations and duties, and therefore exposures and risks.

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Mining

Mining is a subset of resource extraction with unique exposure characteristics due to enclosed and often below grade workplaces. It also includes quarries.

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Natural Resources

Natural resource extraction includes forestry, pulp and paper, oil and gas as well as fishing and hunting.

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