Building front-line capacity to prevent occupational disease in Ontario

Institute for Work & Health
481 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Linn Holness
Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease (CREOD)

Occupational diseases are typically under-recognized and under-reported, in part because awareness of occupational disease and its prevention is low. The Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease (CREOD) has been working with occupational health and safety system partners over the past several years to address occupational disease.

In this plenary, occupational health physician Dr. Linn Holness, CREOD director and professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, tells the story of her team's journey as they undertook this work. In particular, she talks about a recent study exploring the knowledge, skill and resource needs of front-line prevention system partners for occupational skin disease prevention and CREOD's current approach to addressing these needs. 

About IWH Speaker Series

The IWH Speaker Series brings you the latest findings from work and health researchers from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and other Canadian and international academic institutions around the world. For those unable to attend in person or via live stream, most presentations in the IWH Speaker Series are audio-recorded and made available as slidecasts, typically within two weeks of the original presentation.