June 10, 2015
12:00 p.m. PST, 3:00 p.m. EST (30 minutes presentation, 15 minutes panel discussion, 15 minutes questions)
CAREX (CARcinogen EXposure) Canada is a national surveillance project that estimates which known and suspected carcinogens Canadians are exposed to, where in Canada such exposures may occur, and which substances pose the greatest hazard in workplaces and communities. The ultimate goal of the project is to inform efforts to reduce these exposures and thereby help to prevent cancer.
CAREX Canada’s estimates have helped occupational health advocates to better understand how a worker in a particular industry, such as agriculture or printing, might be exposed to carcinogens on the job. The team has also supported legal staff in investigating workers’ compensation claims related to asbestos exposure. Most recently, CAREX has worked with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) on their review of policy and law around radon exposure in Canadian homes and workplaces.
This webinar, presented in partnership with CELA by CAREX Canada’s Occupational Exposures Team Lead Cheryl Peters, will provide a broad overview about CAREX, how the exposure estimates were generated, and how users can conduct custom queries of these estimates. Following the presentation, join us for a panel discussion about using CAREX estimates in legal and advocacy work, where panel members will discuss ways that CAREX has been used and could be used in future. This discussion could lead to further webinars on more specific topics, and new partnerships or project ideas.
- Cheryl Peters, CAREX Canada’s Occupational Exposures Team Lead
- Alec Farquhar, Director, Office of the Worker Adviser, Ontario Ministry of Labour
- Anya Keefe, Occupational & Public Health Consultant (former Director of WorkSafeBC’s Research Secretariat)
- Ramani Nadarajah, Legal Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Who Should Attend: lawyers with an interest in environmental and occupational exposure, advocates for environmental/occupational disease sufferers, environmental NGO staff and researchers
Registration is required: http://www.carexcanada.ca/en/CAREX_CELA_webinar/.