Winter 2022 Seed Grants

Occupational Physiology and Environment

Project Title: Diesel emissions in mining; a knowledge transfer program

Lead Researchers: Dr. S. Dorman and A. Zarnke

Amount: $12,000

Occupational Physiology and Environment

Project Title: Does diphenhydramine impair evaporative heat loss during physical activity in temperature conditions?

Lead Researcher: Dr. N. Ravanelli

Amount: $11,950

Occupational Physiology and Environment

Project Title: Keeping COVID out of the workplace: Respirator education

Lead Researcher: Dr. K. Goggins and Dr. A. Godwin

Amount: $12,000

Occupational Health and Wellness

Project Title: A regional review of COVID-19 vaccination rates and their impact in Ontario occupational settings

Lead Researchers: Dr. N. Lightfoot and G. Flagler

Amount: $10,000

Occupational Health and Wellness

Project Title: Identifying the mental burden and care need among indigenous police officers serving the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) a and the Treaty Three Police Service (T3PS)

Lead Researchers: Dr. K. Sinden and E. Tella

Amount: $11,210

Fall 2021 Seed Grants

Human Factors and Ergonomics

Project Title: Effectiveness of using augmented reality to train competencies in fire extinguisher usage

Lead Researchers: Dr. A. Godwin and Dr. K. Goggins

Amount: $10,000

Occupational Health and Wellness

Project Title: Mixed methods approach for secondary data analysis using survey reports from an exploration industry database

Lead Researchers: Dr. A. Godwin and Dr. A. Pegoraro

Amount: $9,844

Fall 2020 Seed Grants

Human Factors and Ergonomics

Project Title: Electronic component vibration isolation for underground raise bore drilling.

Lead Researchers: Dr. Katie Goggins and Dr. Brent Lievers

Amount: $8,740

Occupational Physiology and Environment

Project Title: The effects of educational intervention: applying personal information to guide healthy changes in overweight and obese workers.”

Lead Researcher: Dr. Matt Spencer

Amount: $9,774

Occupational Health and Wellness

Project Title: Can an improved understanding of the association between weight loss and resting metabolic rate lead to a healthier workplace?

Lead Researcher: Dr. Matt Spencer

Amount: $10,000

2020 CROSH Seed Grants on COVID-19-related OHS Research

Project Title: Analysis of the Recommendations Stemming from the SARS Commission Report.

Project Budget: $9,537.36

Lead Researcher: Dr. Katie Goggins

Co-Researcher: Dr. Alison Godwin

Other Key Personnel: PhD student Emily Tetzlaff

Project Title: The mental health of registered nurses and registered practical nurses in Northern Ontario during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Project Budget: $10,000

Lead Researcher: Dr. Judith Horrigan

Project Title: Longitudinal validity of a novel wireless and wearable cardiovascular hemodynamics system.

Project Budget: $10,000

Lead Researcher: Dr. Dominique Gagnon

Co-Researcher: Stephanie Munten

Project Title: Reliability and validity of thermal detection equipment relative to human body related temperatures.

Project Budget: $9,628

Lead Researcher: Dr. Alison Godwin

Co-Researcher: Dr. Katie Goggins

Other Key Personnel: Wesley Young

Spring 2020 Seed Grants

Human Factors and Ergonomics

Project Title: Seated vibration transmissibility evaluation in a hot environment

Lead Researcher: Dr. Tammy Eger

Amount: $10,000

Human Factors and Ergonomics

Project Title: Field evaluation of the ergonomic condition and physiological effects of using a loop-wire carrying backpack

Lead Researchers: Dr. Alison Godwin and Dr. Katie Goggins

Amount: $9,763

Occupational Health and Wellness

Project Title: Depressive symptoms among mining workers in Northern Ontario: prevalence associated factors, and recommendations

Lead Researcher: Caroline Dignard

Amount: $10,000

Fall 2019 Seed Grants

Occupational Health and Wellness

Project Title: Mapping critical incident exposure levels in structural firefighters across Northern Ontario

Lead Researcher: Dr. K. Sinden

Amount: $9,910

Occupational Health and Wellness

Project Title: Validating the remote first-aid self-efficacy scale

Lead Researcher: Dr. S. Ritchie

Amount: $10,o00

Human Factors and Ergonomics

Project Title: Using virtual reality to educate workers about proper ingress/egress behaviours on heavy equipment

Lead Researcher: Dr. A. Godwin

Amount: $9,960

Human Factors and Ergonomics

Project Title: Tolerance of user interface design alterations

Lead Researchers: Dr. R. Grewal and R. Barrette

Amount: $9976.19

Occupational Physiology and Environment

Project Title: Understanding environmental heat exposure amongst wildland fire rangers

Lead Researcher: Dr. S. Dorman

Amount: $9,654

Occupational Physiology and Environment

Project Title: The examination of mitochondrial biogenesis in relation to core cooling before and after exercise

Lead Researcher: Dr. D. Gagnon

Amount: $10,000

Spring 2019 Seed Grants

Occupational Health and Wellness

Project Title: Assessing reliability and validity of the public services health and safety association acure care Violence Assessment Tool

Lead Researcher: Dr. J. Horrigan

Amount: $10,000

Occupational Health and Wellness

Project Title: PTSD information guide: Offering support for employers, workers and family members

Lead Researcher: Dr. Zs. Kerekes

Amount: $9,970

Occupational Health and Wellness

Project Title: Managing critical incident exposure among subgroups of Thunder Bay Fire Rescue: Considering impacts of sex/gender and years of service

Lead Researcher: Dr. K. Sinden

Amount: $10,o00

Human Factors and Ergonomics

Project Title: Vibration transmissibility evaluation of a seat gel-cushion product

Lead Researcher: Dr. T. Eger

Amount: $7,024

Occupational Physiology and Environment

Project Title: Proof of concept build for an affordable, ventilated trailer to improve work conditions for ski wax technicians

Lead Researcher: K. Goggins

Amount: $10,000