Occupational Disease Surveillance Program (ODSP)


The Occupational Disease Surveillance System (ODSS) combines different provincial data sources to examine the risk of cancers and non-malignant diseases among workers in Ontario. Ongoing projects include:

  • Surveillance Bulletins & Alerts
  • Data to Dissemination
  • Opioid-related harms among Ontario Workers
  • COVID-19 surveillance of Ontario Workers

Ontario’s Toxics Reduction Act (TRA) requires industrial facilities in four major manufacturing and mineral processing sectors to track and report their use and emission of toxic substances. This project explores the potential application of the TRA Program as a workplace exposure surveillance tool.

The Mesothelioma Surveillance Project provides an update of current and future mesothelioma incidence in Canada, as well as current survival statistics.