Peterborough Examiner: Ontario’s ability to identify workplace cancer risk is ‘grossly inadequate,’ study finds

“Hundreds of thousands of Ontarians are exposed to workplace carcinogens — but only a small fraction of those who get cancer on the job are ever compensated, a new expert report for provincial Ministry of Labour has found. Poor to nonexistent tracking of occupational cancers in Ontario, ‘grossly inadequate’ scientific capacity, and patchy training for primary caregivers frustrate efforts to prevent, identify, and compensate for the disease, the report says. That leaves sick workers or their surviving families with little ability to fight their case at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board — or prevent exposure in the first place.”

Article: Ontario’s ability to identify workplace cancer risk is ‘grossly inadequate,’ study finds
Author: Sara Mojtehedzadeh
Date: July 9, 2020