Toronto Star/Waterloo Region Record: The Uncounted–Occupational Disease is Killing Canadians

“Occupational disease affects thousands of Canadians every year, and yet it’s often treated on a case-by-case basis as if the exposures that caused those diseases exist in isolation. … It’s hard to grasp the true size of the problem, because official statistics count just a fraction of suspected occupational disease cases every year. ‘They are inherently flawed, because they only include accepted disease claims from provincial compensation boards.’ According to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Board of Canada, which collects stats from those boards, occupational disease kills between 500 and 600 Canadians a year.”

Article: The Uncounted–Occupational Disease is Killing Canadians
Author: Greg Mercer
Date:May 8, 2020