Hugh Davies obtains grant for Manitoba workplace exposure database
April 5, 2012 (Vancouver, BC) - CAREX Canada Principal Investigator Hugh W. Davies has received a grant from the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba to develop a workplace exposure database for the province.
This project involves the transfer of occupational exposure data stored by Workplace Safety and Health (WS&H), Family Services and Labour into an accessible, electronic data format. The data in its new format will improve the tracking of occupational exposures, workplace prevention and policy development. The database will enable WS&H to obtain better estimates of provincial carcinogen hazards and create a province-wide electronic database. Project funding will support an occupational hygienist to assess the documentation and input the data.
The data from Manitoba will be added to the Canadian Workplace Exposure Database (CWED) which is a national carcinogen exposure surveillance project initiated in 2008 by the Canadian Partnership against Cancer. The CWED is being developed to house measurement data on exposures to known, probable and possible carcinogens from a variety of sources in Canada.
For more information about the project, click here [PDF].