December 2022

OHCOW sends greetings to all workers

in Ontario and their families, and a wish for health,

happiness and safety this Holiday Season.

Janice Martell

After Years of Advocacy, Investigation and Research, Ill Miners Get Official Apology

Former mine workers who were made ill from their exposure to McIntyre Powder have received an apology from Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton. Thanks in large part to the spearheading of the McIntyre Powder Project by activist Janice Martell and her partnerships with OHCOW and others, the substance has been identified as having caused respiratory illness, lung disease and neurological conditions in workers. Martell was interviewed on CBC about the campaign and what the long-awaited apology means to her and injured miners.


OHCOW Webinars: Occ-COVID Conversations

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Let's hear from the Engineers & Stop the Spread!

Highlighting new OSPE evidence-based guidance, including virus transmission & respirator info, plus recommendations for safer air for all.

Friday Dec 9, 2022. 1:30 PM

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Critical Concepts in Ventilation & Viral Evolution

A "double bill" on two important topics: Indoor air, public health & COVID-19 + The Science of Mutation: Variant Risk and Impact .

Friday Dec 15, 2022 1:00 PM


OHCOW's Diesel Exhaust Lung Cancer Relative Risk Calculator

Learn the risks with OHCOW's latest tool for health-minded workers. This calculator is designed to help determine the risk of developing lung cancer from exposure to diesel fumes.

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Do you work in the Cold?

Be ready for winter weather with OHCOW's Cold Stress Calculator and Glove Size Calculator. There is also a video with instructions on how to use the tools.

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2022 Webinar Series

If you missed any of the Occ/tober 2022 occupational health and safety webinars, they are all recorded and available in OHCOW's extensive video online library. Like previous years, the 2022 series features highly relevant topics with expert speakers and presentations.

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Ergonomics and Sleep Podcast

Everyone must sleep, yet its importance to physical, emotional, and psychological wellbeing is not always realized. In this 2-part podcast, learn how poor sleep can lead to and exacerbate musculoskeletal injuries; and what ergonomic risk factors for injury are present when sleeping. A downloadable pdf accompanies the podcast.

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External Event:s

Webinar on Long Covid

The MFL Occupational Health Clinic is offering a free webinar on Long COVID has a significant impact on people's lives, and on the workplace. This presentation will help you understand Long COVID, the symptoms, best known practices for rehabilitation, and return to work considerations. It will take place from 9:30am to 10:30am on December 8.


Diesel Particulate Town Hall

Come join us to learn about Diesel Particulate in Ontario Mines and have your questions answered.

Location: Steelworker Hall, 66 Brady St. Sudbury ON

Date: December, 8 2022 ,6pm-8pm

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