June 1: $2.7 Million Going to Workplace Safety Research Projects

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Ontario is providing $2.7 million to support 13 research projects related to vulnerable workers, high-hazard activities and occupational disease through the Research Opportunities Program, including projects about:

  • Whether exposure to workplace diesel and gasoline engine exhausts increase the risk of kidney cancer in men
  • The relationship between employment in the Ontario mining industry and the prevalence of lung cancer and chronic respiratory diseases
  • The frequency of injury among community-based Personal Support Workers.