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Canadian groups launch website on preventing occupational diseases

Prevent Occupational Disease
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Hamilton, Ontario — The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety has partnered with the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers to develop a new website intended to raise awareness of work-related diseases.

The Prevent Occupational Disease website is a centralized source for information, tools and resources to help employers, supervisors, safety and health practitioners, and workers improve their understanding of occupational diseases and take preventive action.


“The site provides a source for evidence-based information to address the hazards of occupational disease and drive prevention,” Michael Roche, CEO of the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc., said in a Feb. 14 CCOHS press release. “We appreciate the contributions of our partners working together to address this system priority.”

The site will be updated frequently with new content, the release states. Relevant submissions of free, accessible, noncommercial resources can be made via the website.

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