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CREOD Research Flash - August 2017

September 27, 2017 - 11:37 am

Potential respiratory effect from 3D printers The issue: More and more companies and consumers are adopting the use of 3D printers. Although these printers are known to emit ultrafine particles and volatile organic compounds, there is little available information regarding the health consequences of...

CREOD Research Flash - April 2017

April 3, 2017 - 4:06 pm

Research Agenda Development Agriculture-Horticulture The issue: Continued concerns about health and safety in agriculture and horticulture settings in Canada. An update: In 2012 Agrivita and the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety In Agriculture hosted a national meeting of agriculture workers...

CREOD Research Flash - October 2016

November 15, 2016 - 4:53 pm

Testing the Joint Health and Safety Committee Assessment Tool in the Education Sector Joint health and safety committees (JHSCs) are worker-management advisory bodies that identify and help solve potential or existing workplace health and safety concerns. In Ontario, most workplaces with twenty or more...

CREOD Research Flash - May 2016

May 25, 2016 - 2:42 pm

Promoting Occupational Health and Safety Among Nail Salon Technicians: Peer Health Worker led Training Workshops Can peer-to-peer training help prevent occupational disease? As part of its Healthy Nail Technicians Project, the Queen West - Central Toronto Community Health Centre (Queen West) recruited...

CREOD Research Flash - April 2016

April 13, 2016 - 9:42 am

Nail technicians may be at increased risk for a variety of work-related diseases including skin disease, respiratory illness, musculoskeletal disorders, cancer, reproductive issues and infections. Compounds associated with these health problems (e.g. toluene, methyl methacrylate and volatile organic...

CREOD Research Flash - October 2015

October 8, 2015 - 11:06 am

Dermatitis Screening Practices in the Health Care Sector Studies have shown that about one-quarter of health care workers (HCWs) have hand dermatitis, likely due to exposure to wet work (i.e. wearing gloves or having hands in water/liquids >2h per day and/or frequent hand washing). Although contact...

An evidence-based evaluation & discussion tool for Ontario hospital JHSCs

September 24, 2015 - 10:52 am

Purpose: To provide a guide for Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) members to follow when evaluating the effectiveness of their committee. Download a printable PDF of the Research Flash Results of the study Download a printable PDF of the JHSC Assessment Tool Access a web-enabled version...

Dr. Ian Arnold: Update on the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, Oct. 14, 2015

September 15, 2015 - 3:50 pm

St. Michael’s Hospital Occupational Medicine Rounds 8 - 9 a.m. St. Michael's Hospital, Bond 3-015 Conference Room Webcasting: http://webcast.otn.ca For more information, contact Theresa Hollosi at HollosiT@smh.ca.

Bethany Zack: Dermatitis and worker education, Dec. 9, 2015

September 15, 2015 - 3:49 pm

St. Michael’s Hospital Occupational Medicine Rounds 8 – 9 a.m. St. Michael’s Hospital, Cardinal Carter 1-004 Webcasting: http://webcast.otn.ca For more information, contact Theresa Hollosi at HollosiT@smh.ca.

Dr Peter Berry: Impact of climate change on the health of workers, Nov. 25, 2015

September 15, 2015 - 3:43 pm

St. Michael’s Hospital Occupational Medicine Rounds 8 – 9 a.m. St. Michael’s Hospital, Cardinal Carter 1-004 Webcasting: http://webcast.otn.ca For more information, contact Theresa Hollosi at HollosiT@smh.ca.