- Webinars will be held via Zoom. Webinar details will be sent to all registered participants.
- DLSPH Event
- February 2, 2024 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
OEH Special Webinar presents…
‘Radon in Ontario workplaces’
The session will feature a panel of radon experts, researchers, and health and safety professionals, presenting on:
findings and results of a recently completed research project on radon levels in Ontario workplaces (featuring OCRC’s Dr. Paul Demers and Lily Yang);
the importance of workplace radon monitoring and mitigation (featuring Radiation Safety Institute of Canada’s Laura Boksman); and
dealing with high radon test results from the workplace perspective (featuring City of Greater Sudbury’s Christine Fink).
The panel presentations will be followed by an interactive question and answer (Q&A) period between panelists and audience members.
About the Panelists
Dr. Paul Demers | OCRC
Paul is the Director of the OCRC, as well as a Senior Scientist with Ontario Health and a Professor with the Occupational and Environmental Health Division of the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. He has a PhD in Epidemiology and an MSc in Industrial Hygiene, both from the University of Washington in Seattle. Paul is internationally recognized for his expertise on the health effects of workplace exposures and has sat on many expert panels, including the International Agency for Research on Cancer working groups that evaluated carcinogens such as dusts and fibres, firefighting and formaldehyde.
Lily Yang | OCRC
Lily Yang is a Research Associate on the Exposure team. She holds a Master of Public Health from Queen’s University. Her research interests lie in environmental health and occupational exposures. At OCRC, Lily is the project coordinator for the Radon in Ontario Workplaces study. She also collaborates with knowledge translation projects including website design and event planning.
Laura Boksman | Radiation Safety Institute of Canada
Laura Boksman has a B.Sc. in Physics from McMaster University and an M.Sc. in Medical Biophysics from the University of Western Ontario). Laura has over 25 years of experience as a radiation protection professional in the Canadian Nuclear industry, was formerly the Chief Scientist for the Institute, and is currently working as a consulting scientist for the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada. Operational Health Physics, Laboratory Management, Sampling and Analysis, Emergency Management, Training, Dosimetry, and Nuclear Waste Management and Decommissioning are just a few of the subjects in which she is very well versed.
Christine Fink | City of Greater Sudbury
Bio coming soon on OCRC website.
For updates, please visit the OCRC website: https://www.occupationalcancer.ca/webinar-radon-in-ontario-workplaces/
Download: Radon Seminar Feb 2024