April 2023

Registration Open!

Friday, April 14, 2023 | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

An online conference hosted by the Ottawa & District Labour Council with OHCOW’s Eastern Region Local Advisory Committee

Topics include Temporary Foreign Workers, Compensation for Long Covid and Breathing Clean Air.

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Occ-COVID Webinars in April


April 21, 2023, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Air Quality Synergizes

Public & Occupational Health

Whether a public gathering place, retail space, school or office, clean air is vital to prevent transmission of germs and disease. Join Dr.Thomas Piggott, Peterborough Medical Officer of Health, as he lays out the case for continued attention to, and prevention of, COVID-19 (and other airborne viral illnesses), as well as the multiple ongoing health benefits of clean indoor air.

He will be hosted by Krista Thompson, Occupational Hygienist in OHCOW’s Southwest Region.

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April 28, 2023, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Unequal Toll: Finding Worker Deaths for Prevention

This webinar will mark Canada’s National Day of Mourning with the goal to remember, and learn from, workers who have suffered work-related disability, disease and death.

Guest Speaker: Nora Loreto, freelance writer and editor of the Canadian Association of Labour Media

She will be hosted by Dorothy Wigmore, BA, BSc, MS and MFA (pending) Occupational Health Coordinator on the Migrant and Rubber Worker Project teams at OHCOW.

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In Case You Missed It!

3 Years, Still “Counting”: A Mission for Prevention

Recorded on March 21, this popular event featured Dr. Tara Moriarty discussing the launch the valuable predictive tool Canada Covid Hazard Index as well as an update on her previous talk: Reality Check: Excess and “Missing” Deaths, and Their Implications for Prevention.

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Mcintyre Powder is the most prominent case of neurological damage to workers causing Parkinson's disease in Canada. For many years, miners were required to inhale an aluminum powder before their shifts. View an OHCOW video about this research here. An important paper, the Investigation of McIntyre Powder Exposure and Neurological Outcomes... is also available. Find out more on our web page devoted to this topic.

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