Mine Workers Exposed to McIntyre Powder can Register with OHCOW

    Mine workers exposed to McIntyre Powder (aluminum dust) are invited to REGISTER with the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) for the McIntyre Powder database.  

    TO REGISTER, CALL 1-800-461-7120. 

    If you were exposed to aluminum dust (known as "McIntyre Powder) in the mines, you can register with OHCOW to be included in the McIntyre Powder database.  Registering will open an individual file for you with OHCOW, with your informed consent.  OHCOW staff (client service representatives, occupational hygienists, nurses, and doctors) will gather your employment history, workplace exposures, and health information.  You may be referred for further medical tests.  Once all of the necessary information is gathered regarding your situation, you will be provided with a feedback report from OHCOW regarding your individual circumstances.  

    Your information will also be included in a group database, along with other mine workers who were exposed to McIntyre Powder.  This group information will be used to identify possible trends in health issues among exposed workers, to help determine if there may be relationships between occupational exposure to aluminum dust and health problems.  


    Deceased mine workers who were exposed to McIntyre Powder aluminum dust can be registered with OHCOW by their next-of-kin.  For more information, call 1-800-461-7120.


    Exposed mine workers who are incapacitated can be registered by their substitute decision makers [the person who has legal Power of Attorney to act on their behalf]. For more information, call 1-800-461-7120.



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