Cervical, ovarian, and penile cancers are now presumed to be occupational diseases, retroactive to January 1, 1960.
Today in Cambridge, President Rob Hyndman EVP Mark Train watched as Labour Minister Kevin Flynn announced additional presumptive WSIB coverage for cervical, ovarian, and penile cancers.
The addition of these cancers to the list of 14 other cancers presumed to have been caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals while at work, fighting fires means that fire fighters and their families can focus on getting the care and treatment they need instead of navigating WSIB bureaucracy.
Thanks to @KFlynnOakville for announcing additional presumptive WSIB coverage for cervical, ovarian, and penile cancers. This will make it easier for fire fighters to get the help and care they need instead of navigating bureaucracy. pic.twitter.com/czk9ABv7eG
— OPFFA (@opffa) April 19, 2018
Female firefighters need our support. That is why we have added cervical and ovarian cancer to the list of presumptive work-related cancers for firefighters. Firefighters look after our families – we need to do what we can to help them and theirs. @opffa @CambridgeFD @OPFFAHealth pic.twitter.com/XpSm72mOXH
— Kevin Flynn (@KFlynnOakville) April 19, 2018