In 2011, the Commission released A strategy for the prevention of known occupational diseases. The mandate is to promote health and safety in Newfoundland and Labrador workplaces and to prevent workplace injuries and diseases. This strategy provides a framework for raising awareness about known occupational diseases in the province.
Prevention Workshop Series Resources
Pregnancy in the Mining Industry
Mining is one of the oldest industries in Newfoundland and Labrador. Exploration continues in addition to the many metal and mineral mines currently in operation. Historically, mining has been associated with specific workplace hazards and occupational disease development among workers...find out more
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Talk on the Rock - Presentations from "A Conference on the Prevention of Known Occupational Disease"
- Building Healthier Workplaces through Prevention, Ian M. F. Arnold, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FCBOM, DOHS, CEA, CRSP, Health and Safety Consultant
- Disease and the Workplace: It Really is a Matter of Prevention - Chris Martin, MD, MSc, Professor and Director, Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health West Virginia University School of Medicine
- Hazardous Medications - An approach to address the needs of Eastern Health employees to minimize the risk of exposure when handling hazardous medication - Dr. Vince Wong, Occupational Health Physician Eastern Health
- Health Surveillance: “Industrial Hygiene Challenges” - Bruce Rogers
- Noise Induced Hearing Loss - Cathy Dormody RN, BN, COHN(C), Kelly Taylor MSC(A), CRSP
- Occupational Cancer: Untying the Gordion Knot of Work-Relatedness - Chris Martin, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Professor and Director, Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health West Virginia University School of Medicine
- Occupational Disease Research in Canada and International Trends - Sabrina Gravel Microbiologist, M. Sc., Coordinator of the Chemical and Biological Hazards Prevention research field, Paul-Émile Boileau, Ph.D., Scientific Director, IRSST
- Occupational Lung Disease - Dr. Jim Hickey and Dr. Carrie Comerford
- The OH Professional’s role in the prevention of occupational disease: Where do we go from here? by M. Suzanne Arnold, PhD,RN, COHN(C), Occupational Health Program, McGill University
- Occupational Disease Priority Issue in Newfoundland and Labrador - Brenda Greenslade, Executive Director Employer Services, Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission
- Understanding Workplace Screening and Surveillance Programs by Chris Martin, MD, MSc, FRCPC