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Occupational health conference will showcase student work

CROSH to host one-day virtual event on Jan. 22
Student researchers at CROSH will showcase their work during a one-day virtual seminar on Jan. 22. (Supplied photo)

Student-led research into areas of occupational health and safety will be showcased during a one-day virtual conference set to take place this January.

CROSH-Con 2021, which will feature the work of students with the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University in Sudbury, is scheduled for Jan. 22.

During the event, CROSH student researchers will showcase their occupational health and safety research and internship accomplishments in 15-minute presentations and in a Three-Minute-Thesis (3MT) competition.

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The organization touts this as an “excellent opportunity to learn about the latest OHS research while seeing how our highly skilled students can help your workplace develop OHS solutions.”

Some of the topics to be discussed include stress, anxiety, and depression in mining, presented by Caroline Dignard; heat stress management tools in wildland firefighters, presented by Nazanin Gholami; and big data mining in the mining industry, presented by Emily Tetzlaff.

Postdoctoral fellow Katie Goggins will also speak about the benefits to workplaces teaming up with CROSH students, through internships, projects, and employment.

Registration for the event is free. More information is available here.