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.
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.
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.