CN Centre for Occupational Health & Safety


What is the CN Centre?

The CN Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CNCOHS) is a research training and community outreach centre examining and informing best practices in creating physically and psychologically safe and healthy workplaces. Our mandate and initiatives include:

  • Conducting extensive research programs into all aspects of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

  • Consulting with the business community to share knowledge and to assess and improve workplace standards

  • Providing training opportunities through courses, workshops, conferences, and institutions

  • Advising government and organizational decision makers on OHS related issues and legislation. 

What is OHP?

Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) is an interdisciplinary subfield of Industrial-Organizational Psychology that investigates the different factors that impact workers’ mental and physical health. Specifically, OHP is concerned with the work-related factors that lead to injuries, disease and distress in employees. These factors include things such as stress, burnout, engagement, leadership, work-life balance, psychological and physical safety and counterproductive work behaviours (including incivility, bullying and harassment, and workplace violence). OHP also seeks to improve the wellbeing of employees and organizations through the development and promotion of psychologically healthy workplace interventions and initiatives.  

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