About CROSH

About CROSH 2017-06-01T15:48:06+00:00

MISSION

We envision a northern Ontario where workplaces partner to ensure every worker gets home safe and healthy everyday. We will be an agent for innovation and discovery to solve relevant and critical problems facing northern industries so they can eliminate occupational injury and disease from their workplaces.

To make this happen we will:

  • engage with workplace parties in all phases of research;

  • create a network of international research partners to share and build expertise;

  • develop a framework to facilitate knowledge utilization and sharing to ensure our findings are accessible to agencies dedicated to workplace health & safety; and

  • promote new discoveries to government and industry in order to positively influence policies and practices.

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Research and Training 

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

 

  • Accomplished: in collaboration with our board we will consult with workplaces to identify three high-priority research areas
  • Accomplished: we will enhance our research team by adding a research Chair whose work will address one of these areas of priority

Sustainability

CROSH will establish a sustainable structure to produce effective results

  • Accomplished: we will secure space for CROSH researchers, and students to facilitate collaborative activities

  • Ongoing: we will enhance our research infrastructure to provide greater support to Chair and CROSH research team

  • Accomplished: we will hire the required support to assist with proposals, research and administration improvements

Engagement

CROSH will engage with workplace parties in all phases of research

  • Accomplished: in collaboration with our Board we will hold at least two community forums annually to discuss local priorities and to communicate our research findings

  • Ongoing: we will work with our Board to develop the framework for researchers and workplace parties to engage in participatory action research

  • Accomplished: we will hire the required support to assist with proposals, research and administration improvements

Communication

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

  • Accomplished: we will make annual presentations at three major northern OH&S conferences

  • Ongoing: we will develop a website and social media strategy to improve access to our findings

  • Ongoing: we will establish partnerships that will allow our findings to be translated into usable products

Capacity Building

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

  • Accomplished: we will establish research relationships with complimentary research Centres at Laurentian University, and with selected OH&S research Centres and organizations in Canada and internationally

  • Accomplished: we will develop an internship program with industry and double of the number of workplaces that students have access to

  • Ongoing: we will double the number of students doing field research

Policy and Practice

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

  • Accomplished: we will make annual presentations to key government standard setting bodies, and to labour and industry forums

  • Ongoing: we will become an ex-officio member of key standard setting bodies