Occupational Hygiene and Health Laboratory

The Occupational Hygiene and Health (OHH) Laboratory is part of the National Agricultural Industrial Hygiene Laboratory (NAIHL) of the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA).  There are two laboratories that form the OHH laboratory.  The dry laboratory located in 1331 E-wing Health Sciences.  This laboratory houses the industrial hygiene monitoring equipment and accessories.  The wet laboratory located in 2D10 Health Sciences houses the activities for undertaking laboratory analysis of collected samples.  The OHH facilitates both field work and processing of field samples.  The laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art sample collection and analysis equipment appropriate for assessing a vast array of physical, chemical and biological exposures.

Our laboratory focuses on occupational hygiene which maintains workplace health and safety by identifying, evaluating, and controlling exposure to chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological hazards to reduce stresses on the worker and implement control measures that will reduce the incidences of impaired health and sickness in agriculture and other rural based industries and population

Research Laboratories

Dry Lab (1331 E-wing)

This laboratory is utilized for storing, maintaining, operationalizing and calibrating the exposure assessment equipment. 

Wet Lab (2D10 HSc)

This laboratory is utilized for sample analysis and contains state-of-the-art equipment for assessing chemical and biological activities in samples. 

Staff and Students

2D10/1313, Brooke Thompson

Name 

 Time of Enrollment, Status

(Institution)

Project Title

Supervision 

Amanda Nascimento

 

2016/10-2020/9, In Progress

University of Saskatchewan

Effects of natural exposure to microbial molecules in pregnant mice on their offspring on allergic lung inflammation

Co-Supervisor: Shelley Kirychuk

Arcadio Viveros-Guzman

2016/9-2018/8, In Progress

University of Saskatchewan/California at Davis

Migrant worker health and safety

 

 

David Schneberger

2015/9-2016/8, In Progress

University of Saskatchewan

Surfactant D in lung inflammation

Co-Supervisor: Shelley Kirychuk

 

 Name

(Program, Status)

 Time of Enrollment

(Institution)

Thesis Title

Present Position

Kaitlyn Merkowsky

(Doctorate, In Progress)

2017/1 - 2021/9

University of Saskatchewan

The role of canola dust and glyphosate in the inflammatory process

PhD student

Research assistant, Quantum Bioscience and Genetics

Upkardeep Pandeer Singh

(Doctorate, In Progress)

2015/9 - 2019/9

University of Saskatchewan

Unravelling the molecular basis of pesticide and endotoxin interaction

PhD student

Olanayi Abayomi

(Doctorate, In Progress)

2012/1 - 2016/12

University of Saskatchewan

Needs assessment for evaluation of TB and HIV/AIDS control programs in First Nations in northern Saskatchewan.

PhD student

 

Olasoji Olakunle Awoyera

(MSc thesis-based, In Progress)

2014/1 - 2016/12

University of Saskatchewan

Endotoxins a biomarker for respiratory symptoms in two Saskatchewan rural communities

MSc student

Eric Russell

(Master’s non-thesis, In Progress)

2016/5 - 2016/8

University of British Columbia 

The built environment and respiratory health in two First Nations Communities in Saskatchewan

MSc student

Justene Quarrasi

(Master’s non-thesis, completed)

2014/5 - 2014/8

University of Saskatchewan

Occupational Exposure to Hydrogen Sulphide in Livestock Operations

Hygiene Technician, Ontario

Akwasi Owusu-Kyem

(Master’s non-thesis, completed)

2011/11 - 2012/4

University of Saskatchewan

Hearing Health and Swine and Grain Workers

Senior Policy Analyst, Saskatchewan Government

Samantha Whittingham (Diploma, Completed)

2016/5 - 2016/5

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

The Built Environment. Mold counts and identification

Education student - post degree, University of Saskatchewan

 Name

 Time of Enrollment

OHH Lab Position 

(Institution)

Present Position

(Institution)

Eric Russell

2014/4 - 2015/9 

 Industrial Hygiene Technician

University of Saskatchewan

Masters Student

University of British Columbia

Akwasi Kyem

2011/10 - 2013/5

Airways Research Group Project Research Assistant

University of Saskatchewan

Senior Policy Analyst

Saskatchewan Health

 

 

Supporters

Contact us

Lab Director

Mailing Address

OHH Lab
c/o Dr. Shelley Kirychuk
Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA)
University of Saskatchewan
104 Clinic Place PO Box 23
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 2Z4  Canada

Visit us

Health Sciences E-wing 1331 or 2D10 HSc
Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA)
University of Saskatchewan
104 Clinic Place