EDMONTON - The Alberta government is calling for applications for the 2017 OHS Futures Research Funding program.
The grant program provides up to $1 million in funding each year to researchers at academic institutions, industry associations and labour organizations to find ways to study and prevent workplace hazards in Alberta.
Last year, funding went to several construction related projects, including a University of Alberta study monitoring health in welders exposed to fumes, a study of immigrant employees experiences regarding workplace safety, and a University of British Columbia study which evaluated a respirable crystalline silica risk assessment model for the Alberta construction industry.
"Our government is proud to fund research that makes Alberta workplaces safer. These projects support the prevention of occupational injury, illness and disease, while also helping foster a better understanding of emerging occupational health and safety issues in our province's workplaces," Alberta minister of labour Christina Gray said.
The application period runs from Jan. 12 to Feb 12. 2017, and interested parties can apply at the OHS Futures site.