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  Forum Survey Results  
  Occupational Diseases (General)
Recommendations Rated “Most Important” by Canadians
  1.   Educate young and new and immigrant workers and students in all aspects of occupational health and safety including risks of illness and rights.  
  2.   National registry of all compensable occupational diseases.  
  3.   Share information on safer substitutes for hazardous chemicals.  
  4.   National exposure database that posts jurisdiction information, hazard identification, etc. should be developed.  
  5.   Enable a central organization to develop and maintain an information database (e.g. like the U.S. NIOSH).  
  6.   Require occupational physicians to ask for current and past occupations and enter that data into a pooled system.  
  7.   Occupational health education for healthcare professionals - ensure availability of tools such as occupational hygiene forms.  
  8.   Expand the schedule for compensible occupational diseases through the establishment of a national occupational disease panel.  
  9.   Develop a process to track work history.  
  10.   Improve the leadership of all parties in matters of recognition and prevention - such as government, WCBs, researchers, etc.  
  11.   Modify privacy laws so that occupational disease research is not hampered.  
  12.   Hire more industrial hygienists (through enforcing regulatory departments) to audit, inspect and enforce best practices and legislation.  
  13.   Canada wide database (non-personalized) - where the health care system gathers data to include occupational personal information, genetics, exposures, and smoking history.  
  14.   Death certificate shall contain occupational information.  
  15.   Establish a national regulation on metal working fluids to .1 mg/m3.  
  16.   A cadre of experts to support small business.  

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