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Occupational Health, Safety and Prevention Innovation Program Recipients

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Occupational Health, Safety and Prevention Innovation Program Recipients

The Occupational Health, Safety and Prevention Innovation Program supports projects that will help improve workplace health and safety in Ontario.

For 2017-2018, Ontario has invested more than $1.68 million to support ten organizations that will deliver innovative initiatives to address mobile equipment hazards, occupational disease and workplace mental health.

The recipients are:

Organization Project description Total funding

Mobile Equipment Hazards 

Centre for Research in Occupational Safety & Health, Laurentian University

Developing tools for workplaces to effectively increase awareness of mobile equipment hazards such as vibration exposure, line-of-sight/situational awareness and musculoskeletal disorders for the construction, mining, pulp and paper and forestry sector.


Mental Health

McMaster University - School of Rehabilitation Science

"Beyond Silence" peer-led education to facilitate mental health support for Ontario's health care workers.


The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education (Ryerson University)

Online learning modules to support workplace mental health for first responders and management.


Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf 

Mental health awareness training videos for the deaf [in ASL/LSQ].


Career Education Council

Developing an occupational health and safety awareness program for youth, teachers and parents.


Trucking HR Canada

Empowering trucking and logistics employers in addressing mental health in the workplace.


Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

Developing a mobile app that will provide information about mental health, allow for self-assessment of symptoms and help Durham Regional Police Service's officers and staff find appropriate clinical services when needed.


Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - Windsor-Essex County Branch

Promoting and supporting mental health for first responders in Windsor-Essex County. 


Occupational Disease

Ryerson University 

Development of a standard online training module to reduce occupational exposure to antineoplastic (hazardous) drugs.


Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - CCO 

Research project to study the effect of exposure to diesel engine exhaust in the Ontario construction industry.




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