When the Cure Makes You Sick: Examining the Use and Effects of McIntyre Powder Use in Miners

Between 1943 and 1980, thousands of miners were forced to inhale McIntyre Powder before entering gold and uranium mines. It was believed that the McIntyre Powder provided prophylactic protection against silicosis of the lungs caused by the high volume of…

Occupational Cancer Research Centre Releases New Work-related Cancer Data

A new report by the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC), titled Occupational Cancer in Ontario, was published September 28, 2017. The report has identified the top four causes (the report refers to them as “big hitters”) of workplace-caused cancer. They…

Work Reintegration for Non-Work Related Injury or Medical Condition

So, you’re on the mend, or are now capable of returning to work after experiencing a non-work related injury or medical condition. There are different procedures and specific legislation for both work and non-work related illness and injury that employees…