Working group struck with WorkSafeBC’s prevention team
February 14, 2013 (Vancouver, BC) - CAREX has now established a formal working group with WorkSafeBC’s Prevention and Occupational Disease Initiatives team to help mobilize CAREX data and tools, and share knowledge and expertise around workplace exposures to carcinogens. To start, our occupational exposures team provided B.C.-specific data on the numbers of workers exposed to carcinogens by industry and occupation. This information helped WorkSafeBC to prioritize their strategic planning around occupational cancer prevention.
The WorkSafeBC team also incorporated CAREX resources into their new occupational disease portal within the WorkSafeBC website, which serves as a one-stop-shop for resources on occupational exposures and associated diseases. The various links to CAREX throughout the new portal are proving useful to visitors; since the launch of that new portal in February, our website referral traffic from WorkSafeBC went up 171%.
Our latest initiative through the working group brings data visualization experts from WorkSafeBC’s Business Information and Analysis team into the partnership. Together, we’re working to create an online version of our eWORK tool, which will help to mobilize this new mechanism for exploring our results database.
“Our partnership with CAREX is helping to enhance our ability to identify and profile risk exposures to carcinogens – and ultimately help to prevent occupational disease.” – Colin Murray, Senior Manager of Prevention and Occupational Disease Initiatives, WorkSafeBC