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The Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health Celebrates 10 years

CROSH hosts an evening celebration highlighting a decade of prevention through research

November 23, 2018 – Under the theme “Prevention through research,” an evening celebration marks the 10th anniversary of Laurentian University’s Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH). CROSH was established in 2008 to provide a formalized structure for industry, safe workplace associations, labour groups, government organizations and researchers to share workplace injury and disease problems and solutions.

“It is wonderful to see CROSH celebrate its tenth year in operation,” said Leo Gerard, CROSH Advisory Board Chair and International President of the United Steelworkers. “CROSH has grown from an idea into a world-class centre that is improving health and safety for workers through research. It is also making an impact by training students who will become future leaders in health and safety research and activism.”

“I am so proud of the workplace partners, researchers, students and government agencies who believed in the early idea of CROSH and the need to establish the Centre in the north for the north. Because of their collective efforts not only does CROSH exist but it is living up to the dream,” said Dr. Tammy Eger, CROSH Research Chair.

“Students scholarships, a mobile lab, and a workplace simulator are just a few of the achievements that will ensure CROSH will continue to lead prevention through research by solving workplace health and safety problems that matter to northern Ontario workers,” added Dr. Sandra Dorman, Director, CROSH. 

The anniversary event includes the official unveiling of the top 10 milestones for CROSH, a recognition of CROSH Champions, and the announcement of the 2018 CROSH student scholarship recipients. See event program for full list of honourees. More information on Laurentian University’s Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health is available on the CROSH website


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