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ABOUT US

The Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health was established in 2008 by Laurentian University to provide a formalized structure for industry, safe workplace associations, labour groups, government organizations and researchers to share workplace injury and disease problems and solutions.

OUR VISION We envision a northern Ontario where workplaces join together to ensure that every worker gets home safe and healthy everyday. We will be an agent for innovation and discovery to solve relevant and critical problems facing workers and northern industries – such as mining, natural resources, and health care - so that they can eliminate occupational injury and disease from their workplaces.

CROSH brings together researchers with expertise in ergonomics, human factors, occupational health nursing, epidemiology, mental health, human computer interaction, risk, fatigue, clinical physiology, labour studies and occupational disease to: S engage with workplace parties in all phases of research; S create a network of international research partners to share and build expertise; S develop a framework to facilitate knowledge utilization and sharing to ensure our findings are accessible to agencies dedicated to workplace health and safety; and S promote new discoveries to government and industry in order to positively influence policies and practices.

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“ …together we can make our workplaces a safer place “ I am pleased to report progress on several key objectives in 2013. First, the final positions on the CROSH Advisory Board were filled and under the exceptional leadership of the 15 Advisory Board members CROSH ratified its first operational plan. Second, CROSH raised additional funds from labour and industry to fulfill the requirements to match the 1 million (over 5 years) confirmed from the Northern Ontario Heritage Funding Corporation in 2012. With funding in place an international search was initiated for a Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety. Third, CROSH increased its student membership and scholarship support for students. Seven scholarships were awarded in 2013 and CROSH students presented their research work at local and national conferences, contributed to research publications, and were selected to represent Laurentian University at a province campaign; Research Matters.

Dr. Tammy Eger, PhD Director, CROSH

The continued growth and success of CROSH is in no small part due to the dedication, and leadership of the CROSH team from the Advisory Board and Executive Committee, to the faculty and student researchers. It is a privilege; together we will make our workplaces a better place, a healthier place, and a safer place to work. Live well, work safe.


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2012-13 MILESTONES DEC 6 2012

VALE FUNDING Vale invests $125,000 with CROSH to support a Research Chair in Occupational Safety and Health

DEC 19 2012

NOHFC FUNDING Northern Ontario Heritage HUMAN Fund Corporation invests $1M towards a Research Chair in Occupational Safety and Health at CROSH

FEB 7 2013

USW FUNDING United Steelworkers contributes $50,000 to support Research Chair in Occupational Safety and Health

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NEW PARTNER

NEW IDEAS

NEW FUNDING

NORCAT Training Centre Announced partnership with CROSH

Advisory Board meets to discuss future directions and opportunities

Additional funding support confirmed from Domtar, Teck and Sudbury Mine Mill Smelter Local 598 / Unifor

Additional Graduate Scholarship Funding Confirmed: Homer Seguin Memorial Award Acclaim Ability Management Graduate Fellowship Association of Canadian Ergonomists Ontario Region Graduate Scholarship UA Local 800 Graduate Fellowship William Shaver Scholarships in Mining Health and Safety Goodman School of Mines Scholarship


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OUR LEADERSHIP ADVISORY BOARD

ADVISORY BOARD 15 Member board comprised of leaders from mining, forestry, pulp and paper, health care, and government

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 10 Member committee charged with operationalizing the Strategic Research Plan and overall management of CROSH

FACULTY RESEARCHERS Professors and students from a number of faculties across campus that carry out occupational health and safety research

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

FACULTY RESEARCHERS

The Advisory Board meets semi-annually and works closely with CROSH Executive to ensure CROSH’s strategic direction by 1) providing strategic advice in terms of research direction and funding opportunities; 2) supporting the development of collaborative research partnerships; and 3) encouraging effective knowledge translation.

The Executive Committee meets 4-5 times per year to develop and carry-out the Strategic Research Plan that addresses Advisory Board feedback that is in line with financial means.

General members of CROSH are composed of faculty and students who meet, as required, to fulfill the primary roles of conducting research, training students and participating in knowledge dissemination.

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ADVISORY BOARD Our 15 member board is comprised of leaders from mining, forestry, pulp and paper, health care and government with representation from both labour and management groups.

BOARD MEMBERS Leo Gerard

International President, United Steelworkers

Seat: Labour, Mining

Dave Stewart

Mine Mill 598/Unifor

Seat: Labour, Mining

William Shaver

President and CEO, DMC Mining Services

Jody Kuzenko Donna Campbell

General Manager of Sustainability North Atlantic Base Metals, Vale Executive Director, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers

Seat: Management, Mining Seat: Management, Mining Seat: OHCOW

Candys Ballanger-Michaud

CEO, Workplace Safety North

Wayne Glibbery

Workers Health & Safety Centre, NE-ON Office

Seat: WH&SC

Labour Relations Specialist, OHS Workers’ Comp., Ontario Nurses Association Vice President Human Resources Chief HR Officer, Health Sciences North

Seat: Labour, Health Care

Nancy Johnson Rhonda Watson Marianne Matichuk

Mayor, City of Greater Sudbury

Wayne De L’Orme

Director, Occupational Health and Safety Branch, Ontario Ministry of Labour

Jaime West

President, Sudbury and District Labour Council

Guy Bourgouin

President, USW LU 1-2010

Martin Lorion

Vice President, Pulp and Paper Manufacturing, Region 1, Domtar

Marcia Smith

Sr. Vice President, Sustainability and External Affairs, Teck Resources Limited

Seat: WSN

Seat: Management, Health Care Seat: Northern Ontario Mayors’ Council Seat: Ontario Ministry of Labour Seat: SDLC Seat: Labour, Forestry/Pulp & Paper/Mills Seat: Management, Forestry/Pulp & Paper/Mills Seat: Management, Undesignated


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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE The Executive Committee meets 4-5 times per year to develop and carryout the Strategic Research Plan that addresses Advisory Board feedback that is in line with financial means.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS Dr. Tammy Eger

Associate professor School of Human Kinetics

Director

Dr. Michel Larivière

Associate Professor School of Human Kinetics

Associate Director

Dr. Nancy Lightfoot

Associate Professor School of Rural and Northern Health

Secretary

Prof. Judith Horrigan

Assistant Professor School of Nursing

Treasurer

Dr. Ratvinder Grewal

Associate Professor Department of Math & Computer Science

Dr. Alison Godwin

Assistant Professor School of Human Kinetics

Research Development

Dr. Sandra Dorman

Associate Professor School of Human Kinetics

Health & Safety Liason

Dr. Joel Andersen

Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Ric deMeulles

Basem Gohar

Communications

Medical Liaison

Community Liaison PhD Student School of Rural and Northern Health

Graduate Student Representative

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General members of CROSH are composed of faculty and graduate students who meet, as required, to fulfill the primary roles of conducting research, training students and participate in knowledge dissemination.

FACULTY MEMBERS Dr. Joel Andersen, Northern Ontario School of Medicine Brian Bigelow, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology Dr. Céline Boudreau-Larivière, Associate Professor, School of Human Kinetics Dr. Roger Couture, Dean of Professional Schools Dr. Philip Dirige, Assistant Professor, Bharti School of Engineering Dr. Sandra Dorman, Associate Professor, School of Human Kinetics

Dr. Tammy Eger, Associate Professor, School of Human Kinetics Dr. Alison Godwin, Assistant Professor, School of Human Kinetics Dr. Ratvinder Grewal, Associate Professor, Dept. of Math and Computer Science Prof. Judith Horrigan, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing Dr. Michel Larivière, Associate Professor, School of Human Kinetics Dr. Brent Lievers, Permanent Lecturer, Bharti School of Engineering Dr. Nancy Lightfoot, Associate Professor, School of Rural and Northern Health Dr. Glenn Legault, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Dr. John Lewko, Professor, School of Rural and Northern Health Dr. Behdin Nowrouzi, Post-Doc. Fellow, Northern ON School of Medicine Dr. Reuben Roth, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology Dr. Olivier Serresse, Associate Professor, School of Human Kinetics Dr. Elizabeth Wenghofer, Director, School of Rural and Northern Health


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OUR STUDENTS

ALAIN BOULAY nd

2 Year; Masters in Computational Science

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HILARY GORDON Masters in Human Kinetics Completed 2013

BEHDIN NOWROUZI PhD in Rural and Northern Health Completed 2013

ALEXANDRA CLEMENT Year; Masters in Experimental Psychology

KATIE GOGGINS Masters in Human Kinetics Completed 2013

CALEB LEDUC Masters in Human Kinetics Completed 2013 st 1 Year; PhD in Organizational Health

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ZACHARY MCGILLIS

1 Year; Masters in Human Kinetics

AYDEN ROBERTSON

ALEXANDRIA TSIMIKLIS

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3 Year; Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

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OUR IMPACT

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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS “I was drawn by the engaging and successful partnerships CROSH has and continues to foster with industry and community partners and other internationally renowned researchers. CROSH has also offered additional funding opportunities through scholarships and conference support that have been instrumental to my success.” -Mallorie Leduc, PhD Student “With the help of CROSH at Laurentian, I have received ample funding and many research opportunities. I have also received incredible mentoring and leadership from many of the professionals working at CROSH. I would recommend involvement with CROSH and Laurentian to any new student as they are emerging as important organizations within Northern Ontario.” -Zachary McGillis, Masters Student

“I am excited by the many opportunities for innovative thinking, access to professionals, access to latest technical equipment and supervisors that share their enthusiasm for the field of Human Factors and Ergonomics!” -AJ Boulay, Masters Student “Having access to the latest technologies for conducting meaningful field research, and being able to work with CROSH to utilize research findings for developing innovative solutions to workplace health and safety issues makes the MHK program a comprehensive research experience that I strongly recommend.” -Ayden Robertson, Masters Student “Opportunities to collaborate within an interdisciplinary team of leading researchers tackling relevant occupational health and safety issues have led to my desire to remain actively involved with CROSH. As a lifelong resident of northern Ontario, I resonate with CROSH’s vision for a northern Ontario where workplaces join together to ensure that every worker gets home safe and healthy everyday through innovative solutions to our most pressing problems.” -Caleb Leduc, PhD. Student


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OUR EXPERTISE To impact policy and practice, the multidisciplinary team of CROSH experts and their research partners engage stakeholders in three broad streams of research.

HUMAN FACTORS & ERGONOMICS  Traumatic injury prevention  Musculoskeletal injury prevention  Vibration-induced injury prevention

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH  Workplace well-being & quality of worklife  Workplace mental health  Occupational epidemiology

OCCUPATIONAL PHYSIOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT  Health hazards & reproductive health  Health effects of exposure to airborne chemicals  Sleep, heat stress, and fatigue

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HUMAN FACTORS & ERGONOMICS

VIBRATION INDUCED INJURY PREVENTION This program examines vibration exposure, vibration transmissibility, and vibrationinduced disorders. Vibration data are collected during the operation of mobile equipment used in resource based industries (RBIs) and replicated at the CROSH lab to test intervention strategies. This has lead to ground-breaking work on human response to vibration under rotated working postures (which are common amongst RBI equipment operators) and necessary to change international health and safety standards. In partnership with occupational physicians, the CROSH research team will continue to document clinical evidence of vibration induced injury, with particular focus on linking workplace exposures to clinical evidence of vibration induced white-foot.


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OUR PROGRAMS HUMAN FACTORS & ERGONOMICS

TRAUMATIC INJURY PREVENTION This research program is initiating important research into the implementation of proximity devices on underground machinery. Using a combination of eyetracking to understand where a user is looking and quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) to understand what mental processes are occurring, researchers hope to determine what type of technology (audio, visual or video) would be best suited for enhancing situational awareness underground. This team can also analyze other types of machine or computer interface to determine the impact of design on mental workload. The goal is to provide improved equipment and machine design that maximizes productivity while minimizing mental load. Members of this team are actively working with labour, industry and government partners to evaluate existing proximity detection systems and are collectively working towards an industry best practice.

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HUMAN FACTORS & ERGONOMICS

MUSCULOSKELETAL INJURY PREVENTION Using advanced methods of biomechanical analysis, CROSH researchers explore how equipment design impacts posture, joint load and risk of musculoskeletal disorders. Using simulation programs, the team can evaluate existing machine designs, retrofit options or prototype designs for their impact on the human operator. Ergonomic design principles can then be recommended to improve engineering design to better accommodate the human worker. The team is also evaluating PPE, in particular the design of safety helmets and accessories, with an aim to improve function, comfort and decrease musculoskeletal injury. Ongoing work is quantifying the joint load resulting from different head-borne accessories and helmet designs for a variety of industries, and providing recommendations for reducing injury risk through ergonomic design principles.


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OUR PROGRAMS OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH CROSH researchers focus on the status of worker mental health and cognitive functioning. Of particular interest is the relationship between measures of sleep quality and adverse health consequences, particularly among shift-workers. Researchers are also interested in understanding the complex interactions between mental health, sleep pathology, fatigue, cognitive impairment, and traumatic accidents involving mobile equipment. Interventions will be developed to impact policy and practice aimed at improving mental health in the workplace.

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

WORKPLACE WELL-BEING & QUALITY OF WORKLIFE CROSH researchers use large-scale survey methodologies, quantitative analyses and qualitative measures of workplace well-being to better understand issues such as job stress, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and work engagement. These variables are then used to tackle issues such as absenteeism, and workplace injuries and illnesses. The link between physical fitness, leisure, work-life/work-family balance will also be investigated as these relate to worker health and wellbeing and workplace effectiveness and productivity.


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OUR PROGRAMS OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

OCCUPATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY CROSH researchers in this area undertake surveillance studies of mortality and cancer incidence in various occupational cohorts and compare the results to standard populations; previous experience has been with four cohorts in the minerals industry for nickel workers and copper-zinc workers, and this could be expanded to other industries. Additionally, quantitative aetiological studies can identify risk factors for various chronic diseases (particularly cancers) of occupational health interest and it is intended that this information be supplemented in the future with qualitative information to better inform exposure assessment, exposure standards and compensation boards.

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OCCUPATIONAL PHYSIOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT

WORKPLACE HAZARDS & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CROSH researchers have completed the Male Reproductive Guidebook in collaboration with Workplace Safety North and are currently writing a more in-depth review of key topics as identified by workers. Emerging projects for 2014-15 will be canvassing workers in the mining community about perceptions of vibration-related reproductive hazards.


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OUR PROGRAMS OCCUPATIONAL PHYSIOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT

HEALTH EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO AIRBORNE CHEMICALS CROSH researchers examine the health effects of air quality in the workplace, specifically the inflammatory effects in the airways and blood. This research group seeks to collect occupational exposure data in real-time and also collect biological and physiological data while workers are on-the-job, to better describe the health effects of air quality. The air quality standards for some components of occupational air pollution (e.g. particulate matter) are based primarily upon technological capabilities, rather than health impacts. It is important to determine what is a safe level of exposure, particularly given that novel technologies are emerging to reduce emissions.

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OCCUPATIONAL PHYSIOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT

SLEEP, HEAT STRESS AND FATIGUE CROSH researchers are examining the link between physical and mental stress as well as irregular and extended work schedules. Immediate and cumulative effects of workrelated fatigue are thought to increase errors, leading to injuries. Fatigued workers react slowly, are more likely to make mistakes and to experience an accident/injury. The research team at CROSH is also investigating the relationship between fatigue and sleep quantity and quality amongst workers in underground mines, hospitals and wildland forest fires. The research is expected to provide insight into modifiable determinants of fatigue that could be targeted in future interventions.


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RESEARCH OUTPUT PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS Dorman SC, Ritchie S, Gauthier AP, Little JR and Nault S. (2013). Investigation of caloric needs and heart rate variability associated with a wilderness canoeing expedition. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 38(4): 433-476. Dickey, J.P., Eger, T.R., Frayne, R., Delgado, G., Ji, X. (2013). Research using Virtual Reality: Mobile Machinery Safety in the 21st Century. Minerals. 3, 145-164. Eger, T., Kociolek, M., and Dickey, J. (2013). Comparing Health Risks to Load-Haul-Dump Vehicle Operators Exposed to Whole-Body Vibration Using EU Directive 2002/44EC, ISO 2631-1 and ISO 2631-5. Minerals, 3(1), 16-35. Gauthier, AP, Jaunzarins, B, Macdougall, SJ, Laurence, M, Kabaroff, L, Godwin, A, Dorman, SC. (2013) Evaluating the reliability of assessing home-packed food items using digital photographs and dietary log sheets. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2013.05.005. Horrigan, J., Lightfoot, N., Lariviere, M., Jacklin, K. (2013). Evaluating and improving nurses' health and quality of work life. Workplace Health & Safety. 61(4): 173-181. Kulig, J.C., Edge, D.S., Townshend, I., Lightfoot, N., Reimer, W. (2013). Community resiliency: emerging theoretical insights. J Comm Psychol 41(6):758-775. Kulig, J.C., Edge, D., Townshend, I., Reimer, W., Lightfoot, N. (2013). Impacts of wildfires: the aftermath at individual and community levels? Australian Journal Emergency Management 28(1, No.3):29-34. Kabaroff, L., Eys, M., Schinke, R., and Eger, T. (2013). The analysis of a group-mediated cognitive-behavioral corporate physical activity intervention: A case study of the “Tragically Fit�. WORK: A journal of prevention, assessment and rehabilitation.44, 423-433. MacDougall, SJ, Gauthier, AP, Jaunzarins, BT and Dorman, SC. (2013). A survey study on school scheduling: perceptions of hunger, physical activity and learning engagement. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 38(4): 433-476.

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TECHNICAL REPORTS Dickey, J., Eger, T., Oliver, M., and Rakheja, S. (2013). Final Report WSIB #08011 Assessment of the effectiveness of heavy machinery seats for multi-axis vibration environments. For WSIB, Toronto, ON, CND. Gauthier, AP, Dorman, SC, Wenghofer, EF, Charbonneau, V, Dignard, C & C Fleury. (March 1, 2013). Laurentian University Smoking Behaviour Survey and Policy Scan: Preliminary Findings. Report prepared for the Laurentian University Vice-President Administration and Executive Director of Organizational Development and Human Resources. Laurentian University, Sudbury, On. Available at: http://www.cranhr.ca/onlrpts.html#2013. Godwin, A. (2013) Line of sight analysis for ST1520. PROVIX. Godwin, A. (2013) Line of sight analysis for haul trucks. Creighton Mine, Vale, Sudbury. Eger, T. (2013). Vibration Report for Industrial Fabrication. Eger, T. & Goggins, K. (2013). Minecat UT99C Vibration Report.

WORKSHOPS Eger, T. Lightfoot, N., Larivière, M., Horrigan, J., Boudreau-Larivière, C., Dorman, S. and Godwin, A. (2013) An Interdisciplinary approach to occupational health and safety research in firefighting. Faculty of Professional Schools Conference; A Multidisciplinary Approach to Research and Education. Laurentian University, Sudbury, On. Couture, R.T. (2013). The Creation of an Employee Wellness Program for a Small Academic Institution: Challenges and Outcomes. Presented a Workshop at the Third International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society, presented in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 15-16.


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RESEARCH OUTPUT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Boudreau-Larivière, C. and Dorman, S.D. (2013). Reproductive Hazards in the Mining Workplace. Mining Health and Safety Conference, Workplace Safety North, Sudbury, ON. Eger, T., Godwin, A., and Dickey, J.P (2013). Human Factors Design Principles for Load-Haul-Dump Vehicles. World Mining Congress Proceedings. Montreal, QC, Canada. August 11-15. *Awarded best paper under Safety. Eger, T., Godwin, A., and Lariviere, M. (2013). Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health: Research Highlights and Future Directions. Workplace Safety North Mining Conference, April 1618, 2013. Eger, T., Dickey, J.P, Oliver, M., and Thompson, A. (2013). Occupational Vibration Exposure: Understanding, Evaluating and Preventing Health Risks. World Mining Congress Proceedings. Montreal, QC, Canada. August 11-15. Eger, T., Lariviere, M., Godwin, A. (2013). CROSH. Who Are We? What do we Research? Where are we going? Workplace Safety North Mining Conference, April 19-20, 2013 Eger, T., Lightfoot, N., Lariviere, M., Dorman, S., Godwin, A. (2013). An interdisciplinary approach to occupational health and safety research in firefighting. Faculty of Professional Schools Annual Conference, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, December 5, 2013. Gohar, B., Larivière, M., Lightfoot, N. and Boudreau-Larivière, C. (2013). Assessing the risk of occupational injury, illness and disability : Creating a meta-analytically informed instrument for lost-time injury prediction in nursing personnel. Faculty of Professional Schools Conference; A Multidisciplinary Approach to Research and Education. Laurentian University, Sudbury, On. Grewal, R., Godwin, A., Sabel, C., Cayen, K., Robertson, A. (2013). Human factors approach to equipment design. Partners in Prevention Conference, Sudbury, ON. Horrigan, J. , Lightfoot, N., Larivère, M., & Jacklin, K. (2013). Exploring Nurses’ Quality of Work Life and Health in Northeastern Ontario Urban, Rural, and Remote Hospital Settings. Northern Health/NBRHC Research Conference June 7-8, 2013 North Bay, ON.

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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Horrigan, J., Lightfoot, N., Lariviere, M., Jacklin, K. Evaluating urban, rural, and remote nurses' quality of work life in northeastern Ontario hospital settings. Faculty of Professional Schools Annual Conference, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, December 5, 2013. Larivière, M., Leduc, C., & Kerekes, Z. (August 2013). Successful aging: Strategies for aging (retiring) well. LUAPSA Retirement Day, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON. Larivière, M., & Leduc, C. (June 2013). Minding your business: Occupational mental health in the new world of work. Domtar Health and Wellness Day, Espanola, ON Larivière, M. & Leduc, C. (April 2013). Minding your business: Occupational mental health and wellbeing in a country of fewer (and much older) workers. Partners in Prevention 2013 Conference Series, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, Sault Ste. Marie, ON Larivière, M. & Leduc, C. (March 2013). La Santé mentale dans le nouveau monde du travail. Conseil Scolaire Catholique de Nouvel Ontario, Sudbury, ON. Leduc, C. & Larivière, M. (March 2013). Identifying factors that influence the likelihood of successful re-entry into the workforce among individuals obtaining psychological services. 46th International Conference on Behavioural Science: Psychological Health in the Workplace; Banff, AB.


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RESEARCH OUTPUT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Lightfoot, N., Gross, G., Russell, J., Berriault, C., Barbosa, N., Belanger-Gardner, D. Satisfaction with a northern satellite pediatric cardiology clinic. 12th Conference of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society, The Stories of Rural Health through Knowledge, Research and Collaborative Action. Prince George, British Columbia, November 13-15, 2013. McGillis, Z., Boudreau-Larivière, C., Dorman, S., Robertson, A., Larivière, M. Godwin, A. and Eger, T. (2013). A multidisciplinary approach assessing psychological factors contributing to fatigue, to mitigate injury in wild-land fire-fighters. Faculty of Professional Schools Conference; A Multidisciplinary Approach to Research and Education. Laurentian University, Sudbury, On. Robertson, A., Dorman, S., Boudreau-Larivière, C., Larivière, M., McGillis, Z., Godwin, A. and Eger, T. (2013). A multidisciplinary approach assessing physical factors contributing to fatigue, to mitigate injury in wild-land fire-fighters. Faculty of Professional Schools Conference; A Multidisciplinary Approach to Research and Education. Laurentian University, Sudbury, On.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS Clement, A. & Legault, G. (2013, November). Cognitive consequences of shift work and sleep deprivation for underground miners. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Psychology Research Conference, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON. Grewal, R., Godwin, A., Sabel, C., Cayen, K., & Robertson, A. (October 1, 2013) Human Factors Approach to Equipment Design. Partners in Prevention Conference, Sudbury, Ontario. Nowrouzi, B., Lightfoot, N., Carter, L., Lariviere, M., Rukholm, E., Schinke, R., BelangerGardner, D. Quality of work life among obstetric nurses in urban northeastern Ontario: a population-based cross-sectional study. Partners in Prevention Conference Series: Northeastern. October 1, 2013, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Tsimiklis, A., Godwin, A., & Eger, T. (2013). Virtual line of sight assessment for different helmet styles during mining tasks. 5th Annual Conference of the Faculty of Professional Schools, Laurentian University. Clement, A. & Legault, G. (2013, October). Cognitive consequences of shift work and sleep deprivation for underground miners. Poster presented at the 6th Conference of the Canadian Sleep Society, Halifax, NS.

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OUR PLAN In 2012 CROSH researchers met to develop the Strategic Research Plan, which was endorsed by our Advisory Board. The key pillars of our 2013-2016 Strategic Research Plan are presented below.

RESEARCH & TRAINING CROSH will be an agent for innovation and discovery to solve relevant and critical problems facing northern industries

ENGAGEMENT CROSH will engage with workplace parties in all phases of research through the development of a participatory research process

CAPACITY BUILDING CROSH will create a network of national and international research partners to share and build expertise

SUSTAINABILITY CROSH will develop the sustainable structure and funding required to produce effective results

COMMUNICATION CROSH will develop a framework to facilitate knowledge utilization and sharing to ensure our findings are accessible to agencies dedicated to workplace safety and health

POLICY & PRACTICE CROSH will promote new discoveries to government and industry in order to positively influence policies and practices


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Our online presence continues to expand as we seek to transmit relevant information about current research, events and updates through our website (www.crosh.ca ) and our Twitter account (@crosh_crsst).

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2013 Annual Report  

Annual Report for the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety & Health at Laurentian University in the City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario

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