Mobile Research Lab

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M-CROSH NORTHERN TOUR REPORT

The public was invited to meet the CROSH research team and tour Canada’s first mobile occupational health and safety research lab. Our mobile lab is accessible, includes a meeting area, desktop working space and a private clinical space for interviewing and data collection. The Driving Prevention Through Research tour was made possible through support from Laurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines and Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS). From September 20 through October 5, 2017, Canada’s first mobile workplace health and safety laboratory, M-CROSH, visited 12 communities across Northern Ontario. During the tour, CROSH hosted nearly 500 tours of the mobile lab and asked visitors to share key health and safety issues that workers and workplaces face in their community and throughout the region. You are invited to view or download the complete report below: 
M-CROSH Northern Ontario Tour Dates
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Importance of this project:

  • Mobile Lab (M-CROSH) will be the first mobile lab in Canada equipped to simultaneously perform workplace research in Occupational Health and Wellness, Human Factors and Ergonomics, and Occupational Physiology and Environment.

  • M-CROSH will connect researchers and workers in rural and remote communities, and promote understanding of critical occupational health and safety problems through active information exchange.

  • M-CROSH will facilitate the development and implementation of meaningful solutions for northern industries, including, but not limited to: mining, aggregates, steel, pulp/paper, forestry, construction, and healthcare.

  • M-CROSH will be equipped with innovative, portable equipment to study:

    • Mobile equipment design for accident prevention;
    • Vibration-induced injury prevention;
    • Fatigue, energy expenditure, and nutrition;
    • Heat stress, and technologies to mitigate heat stress events;
    • Sleep hygiene to improve sleep quality and quantity; and
    • Mental health and quality of worklife.

Importance de ce projet:

  • Le laboratoire mobile (M-CROSH) sera le premier au Canada equipé pour éffectuer simultanement des recherches sur le lieu de travail en santé et bien-etre au travail, les facteurs humains et l’ergonomie et la physiologie et l-environment de travail.

  • M-CROSH mettra en rapport des chercheurs et des travailleurs dans d
    es communautes Rurales et eloignees, et facilitera la comprehension de problemes cruciaux de sante et de securite au travail grace a des echanges actifs d’informations.

  • M-CROSH facilitera la conception et la mise en oeuvre de bonnes solutions pour les
    industries du nord, comme les mines, les agregats, l’acier, les pates et papier, la foresterie, la construction et les soins de sante.

  • M-CROSH sera equipe de materiel innovateur portative pour etudier:

    • Le concept des engins mobiles afin de prevenir les accidents;
    • La prevention des blessures induites par les vibration;
    • La fatigue, la depense d’energie et la nutrition;
    • Le stress du a la chaleur et les technologies pour reduire les evenements connexes;
    • L’hygiene du sommeil afin d’ameliorer la qualite et la quantite du sommeil;
    • La sante mentale et la qualite de la vie professionnelle.