CROSH Director Dr. Sandra Dorman will provide an overview of our new mobile research lab, and expand on its potential to drive innovation in health and safety research across Northern Ontario.
In June, CROSH unveiled Canada’s first mobile laboratory for occupational safety and health research: M-CROSH. The custom designed 40-foot integrated truck/trailer mobile laboratory (established with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Labour) includes laboratory, meeting, and clinic space to support field research in: mental health and quality of work-life, fatigue, mobile equipment design for accident prevention, vibration induced injury prevention, heat stress, prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, and evaluation of intervention programs; to name a few.
From September 22 through October 5, M-CROSH will depart on the inaugural “Driving Prevention Through Research Tour” will visit 10 communities across Northern Ontario. During the tour, M-CROSH will host lab tours and ask visitors to share key health and safety issues that workers and workplaces face in their community, and throughout the region. This input will help shape a 5-year strategic plan for the Centre.