The province of Ontario is supporting the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University in Sudbury with $840,000 over three years.
Of the funding, the $290,000 will go toward CROSH’s 2018-’19 core operations, and another $550,000 will be allotted to the organization annually for the next two years.
In the first year, funding will help CROSH expand its research capacity and establish a Scientific Committee for Occupational Health and Wellness. CROSH’s research includes a focus on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
CROSH’s priorities over the next three years include:
- engaging workers and industries in remote and rural Northern Ontario communities and promoting a strong health and safety culture;
- helping small businesses get involved in CROSH's scientific committees;
- developing collaborative partnerships with industry; and
- addressing the top hazards that result in occupational injury, illness and disease.
“Our government recognizes the importance of CROSH as the only occupational health and safety research centre located in Northern Ontario,” said Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault in a May 7 news release.
“It is a major contributor to improved health and safety, not only in the North, but throughout Ontario and Canada. The results of the research done here will eventually impact everyone.”
CROSH is dedicated to health and safety research in Northern Ontario, with a focus on engaging workers and workplaces to understand and identify solutions to their unique health and safety challenges.