CROSHCon 2023: Resetting the Dial on Workplace Climate

Registration is open for CROSHCon 2023: Resetting the Dial on Workplace Climate on January 20th, 2023. Our virtual conference begins with a keynote address from Behavioural Change Expert and Researcher, Dr. Lisa Bélanger. Dr. Bélanger will talk on “Reimagining Work: The Skills, Habits, and Work Design to Improve Workplace Climate”. Following the keynote address will be presentations from our researchers and students on their leading health and safety research.

Stay tuned for the release of the conference program!

Click here to register for free.

CO2 Monitoring Project – Partnership with Greater Sudbury Public Library

We’ve partnered with Greater Sudbury Public Library (GSPL) to help Sudburians understand the importance of air quality and ventilation in their homes and workspaces during an airborne pandemic like COVID-19.

CROSH has provided GSPL with portable, easy-to-use CO2 monitors that Sudburians can borrow from several area branches. Borrowers can follow an information card and an online DIY assessment to measure CO2 at home, with several activities to help them understand the air quality and ventilation in their space.

We exhale carbon dioxide (CO2) when we breathe. By measuring the concentration of CO2 in an indoor area, we can get an idea of the amount of exhaled air in that space that we are rebreathing. Higher levels of CO2 are linked to a known decrease in cognitive functioning and other potential poor health outcomes. They also let us know if the air in a space is being replaced frequently enough.

CROSH will use the results from the online assessments to see whether a scientific tool and a simple experiment can improve peoples’ understanding of: air quality, the basics of ventilation, and what factors impact air quality during an airborne pandemic.

Sudburians can participate in this experiment and learn about air quality and ventilation in their own homes by borrowing a CO2 monitor from one of the following GSPL branches:

  • Chelmsford Public Library and Citizen Service Centre
  • Valley East Public Library and Citizen Service Centre
  • Main Public Library
  • New Sudbury Public Library
  • South End Public Library
  • Lively Public Library and Citizen Service Centre

The co-research leads for the project are Dr. Alison Godwin (CROSH Associate Director; Associate Professor at Laurentian University) and Dr. Katie Goggins (CROSH Senior Scientist).

Click here to go to the study page.

New Courses!

We’re excited to announce two new courses for health and safety professionals. Developed and instructed by CROSH Senior Scientist Dr. Katie Goggins, these courses provide a foundational understanding of Whole-Body Vibration in the workplace. Learn more.

Knowledge Transfer Kits

Does your workplace need ready-made safety resources for mobile equipment? CROSH Knowledge Transfer Kits provide a comprehensive package to teach your workplace about hazards from working on and around mobile equipment used in Northern Ontario industries like mining, forestry, construction, pulp and paper, and steel manufacturing.

  • Vibration exposure
  • Line of sight issues and situational awareness
  • Fatigue

Learn more

2021-2022 Annual Report

The CROSH team has accomplished a great deal in the past year. See what we’ve been up to in our 2021-2022 Annual Report.

Free OHS Guidebooks

Looking for comprehensive, evidenced-based guides to workplace health and safety topics? CROSH researchers have synthesized the relevant research and literature on a number of topics, such as thermal stress and reproductive health in the workplace. Download the guidebooks for free.