Critical Study of the Association Between Disease and Occupation as a Firefighter
Dr. Tee Guidotti, MD, MPH, DABT
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WMC Associate, Dr. Tee L. Guidotti has been involved in studies on the toxicology of combustion products since 1973 and on firefighters since 1985, when he began a research project on municipal firefighters in Alberta as a means of building a research team for the new Occupational Health Program he established at the University of Alberta. Over the years, his work also branched into issues of the adjudication of compensation claims for firefighters and the scientific basis for scheduled presumption.
His work on cancer presumption, based on a “balance of probabilities” approach grounded in public policy, was adopted by legislatures and workers’ compensation agencies across Canada and in several American states. His work has also involved emergency medical services, hazmat, and emergency management. Since 2002, he has been involved in studies of emergency responders to the World Trade Center tragedy of 11 September 2001. He has been consulted on the design and implementation of a multicentre study of firefighters currently in the initiation phase by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (US).