Special topics

These videos offer support for interpreting various CAREX estimates and resources and looking at those estimates in various ways such as by substance.

Updated occupational exposure estimates and the future of workplace cancer prevention
This webinar presents CAREX Canada’s new estimates of occupational exposure to carcinogens in Canada (updated from 2006 to 2016), and a expert panel discussion about the challenges and opportunities in occupational cancer prevention. Panelists include Drs. Mary Schubauer-Berigan (IARC), Calvin Ge (Utrecht University), and Paul Demers (OCRC).

(59 min, 13 sec)

Occupational and environmental pesticide exposure
This webinar discusses exposures to three commonly used pesticides in Canada – glyphosate, 2,4-D, and chlorothalonil – among agricultural workers and residents living near agricultural areas. It explores pesticide use in Canada, summarizes the health outcomes associated with exposure to the three pesticides, and shares CAREX Canada’s research on the number of workers and community members who may be exposed due to agricultural use.

(43 min, 40 sec)

Diesel Exposure in Workplaces
This webinar conveys the importance of diesel engine exhaust as a workplace hazard and discusses ways this hazard can be assessed and controlled in the workplace. It was presented in partnership with the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) and Ontario Occupational Disease Action Plan (ODAP) Working Group on Diesel Exhaust.

(39 min, 56 sec)

Sun exposure in outdoor workers – Measurement and monitoring
The webinar discusses the risks associated to occupational sun exposure, shares results and exposure data from a solar UVR monitoring project of outdoor workers in Alberta, and outlines the barriers and facilitators that influence surveillance systems for outdoor workers.

(48 min, 26 sec)

Exposure to antineoplastic (cytotoxic) drugs in Canadian workplaces
Presented in partnership with WorkSafeBC, this webinar recording presents our recently updated estimates of exposure to antineoplastic (cytotoxic) drugs in Canadian workplaces. It also offers information about how to best address this exposure and includes a Q&A with webinar participants.

(57 min, 40 sec)

Radon in Schools: What Students, Parents, and Teachers Need to Know
Presented in partnership with the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) during Radon Awareness Month, this webinar features our research on radon testing in Canadian schools, as well as background information about why this exposure is a priority.

(58 min, 5 sec)

Occupational lung cancer cases
This webinar provides an overview on legal cases related to occupational exposures and lung cancer within the workers compensation system. Presented in partnership with the Industrial Accident Victims’ Group of Ontario (IAVGO) Community Legal Clinic, the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW), and the Ontario Office of the Worker Adviser (ON-OWA).

(85 min, 38 sec)

Reducing occupational exposure to antineoplastic drugs
The webinar discusses the factors influencing the safe handling of antineoplastic drugs, shares an updated comparison of safe handling policy levers, and provides tools to support safer environments for workers handling antineoplastic drugs.

(23 min, 8 sec)


These videos provide an overview of the CAREX Canada project as a whole, as well as information on methods, results, and tools.

CAREX Canada overview
Offers an overview of the CAREX Canada project, including a tour of the website and a summary of the resources and tools available.

(21 min, 25 sec)

CAREX occupational exposures overview
Provides an overview of the CAREX Canada occupational exposures platform, which estimates Canadians’ potential exposures to known and suspected carcinogens in the workplace.

(30 min, 33 sec)

CAREX environmental estimates overview
Focuses on the estimates of Canadians’ potential exposures via various environmental exposure pathways, including background on methods and some of the tools available to use and explore the data.

(44 min, 53 sec)


These videos describe the various CAREX Canada tools available for better understanding environmental and occupational exposures. 

CAREX eWORK Online training video
Provides an overview of eWORK Online, an interactive tool that allow users to conduct custom queries of the CAREX results database.

(6 min, 43 sec)

Webinar series

These videos offer information on a variety of topics as part of our ongoing work related to occupational and environmental health.

COVID-19 and workplace community transmission
Presented in partnership with the Industrial Accident Victims Group of Ontario (IAVGO), this webinar explores the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts it has on workers. It includes the results of a recent media analysis on workplace outbreaks and information about those who may be more susceptible to workplace community transmission.

(36 min, 52 sec)

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