We are pleased to be offering the following upcoming webinar:
How to use the new eRISK Online tool
September 21st, 2017 at 11am PT
Visit our Registration page to sign up for this webinar.
eRISK Online is an interactive tool developed by CAREX Canada that allows users to explore the cancer risk associated with exposures to known and suspected carcinogens in the environment. These screening-level risk estimates allow users to compare substances and exposure pathways, and supports priority setting for exposure reduction efforts.
This webinar will show users how to navigate the tool, and interpret the lifetime excess cancer risk (LECR) results it generates. We will also demonstrate some of the possible applications and questions the tool can help to answer, such as:
Sun Safety at Work
March 22nd, 2017
Approximately 1.5 million Canadians are exposed to sun on the job. Sun exposure is a workplace hazard that can cause skin cancer, heat stress, and eye damage, all of which are preventable.
Presented in partnership with Ryerson University and SunSafe Nova Scotia, the webinar featured results and information from Sun Safety at Work Canada, a project that aims to raise awareness about sun safety and help workplaces implement sun safety programs across Canada. Occupational health and safety professionals from the Township of Langley (British Columbia) and Town of Windsor (Nova Scotia) shared their experiences preventing sun exposure at work. The webinar also included an overview of the sunsafetyatwork.ca website.
Exposure to antineoplastic agents in Canadian workplaces
February 16th, 2017
Visit our Videos page to view a recording of this webinar.
Antineoplastic agents (or cytotoxic drugs) are drugs used to treat cancer. They are also associated with increased cancer risk in occupational settings. This webinar provided information on exposures to antineoplastics in Canadian workplaces and facilitated a discussion about how to best address them.
Presented in partnership with WorkSafeBC, the webinar featured CAREX Canada's recently updated estimates of who's exposed to antineoplastic agents in Canada, where those exposures are occurring, and to what extent workers may be exposed. WorkSafeBC outlined best practices for reducing exposures to antineoplastic agents in the workplace, including legal requirements, risk assessment, and control mechanisms. The webinar included discussion about the many unknowns that remain in characterizing and acting upon this exposure.
About our webinars
Recordings from past webinars can be found on our Videos page.
Our webinars use Adobe Connect for visuals and teleconferencing for audio. Detailed sign-in instructions for each webinar are are sent a week prior to registered attendees. Please check computer requirements prior to the webinar: Mozilla Firefox (version 3 or above) or Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 7 or above) is needed to use Adobe Connect. Adobe Flash Player is also required; download it at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer. If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, please test your connection: http://meetingfomubc.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm or get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview.