Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research: Workplace Research Unit

Project Title

Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research — Workplace Research Unit


Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research consists of Atlantic-wide networks of researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and community organizers, each based at one of four university centres — Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dalhousie University, University of New Brunswick, and University of Prince Edward Island. In collaboration, research centres at these universities focus on the health of communities, workplaces, and schools with an aim to (1) enhance capacity for research in illness and injury prevention and health promotion in Atlantic Canada; and (2) better understand and address the health impacts of social and physical environments through research development, knowledge translation, training and mentoring. The Workplace Research Unit, located at SafetyNet (Memorial University of Newfoundland), focuses specifically on occupational illness and injury prevention in workplaces and promoting occupational health and safety research and training in the region.

  • Atlantic Network for Research on Workplace Health
  • Health, Safety and Employment: Developing a Community-Based Approach to Policy Innovation in the Seafood Processing Industry
  • Seafood Processing Occupational Health: Moving from Knowledge to Action
  • Improving Capacity to Measure Exposures: Research on Protein Allergen Sampling
  • Checklist for use by Health and Safety Committees in Shellfish Processing Plants
  • Seafood Processing Occupational Health and Safety Website
  • Participatory Ergonomics in Forestry

Lead Investigators

Stephen Bornstein, SafetyNet, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Barbara Neis, SafetyNet, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Other Team Members

Ryan Norman, SafetyNet, Memorial University of Newfoundland 

Community Collaborators

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR)
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador
Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW)

Funding Sources

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Health Canada



Bornstein, S., & Neis, B. (2008).  Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research.  Presentation to the Workshop on CIHR-Funded Centres for Research Development at the Annual Canadian Public Health Association Conference.  Halifax, June 1-4.

Contact Information

Stephen Bornstein, SafetyNet, Memorial University of Newfoundland


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