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OEH Seminar : An Occupational Exposure Registry for Asbestos Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador
Thursday, January 16, 2014 08:00 am to 09:00 am
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Environmental and Occupational Health
City: Toronto
Format: In Person

​Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties

This recently completed registry contains demographic, work history, health history, health status and exposure data for 1003 of the former employees of the now defunct Baie Verte asbestos mine and mill in rural NL.  This presentation, by the leader of the team that designed and implemented the Registry, will discuss its origins, its methodology, including its innovative job-exposure matrix, the complicated political challenges involved in its development, and the implications of its epidemiological findings for the ongoing debate about the relative toxicity of chrysotile asbestos.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Dr. Stephen Bornstein

Dr. Bornstein received his master’s and  doctoral degrees in Political Science from Harvard University. He currently holds and a joint appointment in Medicine and Political Science at Memorial University where he is Director of the SafetyNet Centre on Occupational Health and Safety Research and Director of the NL Centre for Applied Health Research. From 1990 through 1995, he served the Government of Ontario as Assistant Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Ontario Representative in Quebec. In 2002, he was Interim President of the Institute for Work and Health.




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