Occupational Health

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Contact us

General inquiries:
Anna Maria Gemmiti
Disability Benefits & Office Manager
Phone: 416.978.2149
Fax: 416.971.3052
2nd Floor, 263 McCaul Street

Disability Benefits:
Claudia Dioleta
Phone: 416.946.0537
Fax: 416.971.3052
2nd Floor, 263 McCaul Street

Sun Life Financial:
Sun Life website
Phone: 1-800-361-6212

WSIB Administator:
Phone: 416.978.8804

Preventative programs

Health & Well-being Programs & Services (HWB)  is committed to the promotion of employee health within a safe and healthy work environment.

Occupational Health and Safety does not provide primary care, only occupation-related consulting services; such as how your work might affect your medical condition, or vice-versa. If you require medical care, please go to a health care provider.

Here are some of the preventative programs we offer:

Employee support

We consult on general health issues in the work environment such as dealing with troubled employees, absenteeism, substance abuse, and workplace relationship conflicts. We provide referrals to both on- and off-campus resources.

Individual advice, primary care, referral and group sessions are provided on a variety of health-related topics such as:

  • Hypertension
  • Back care
  • Nutrition
  • Stress and pain management
  • Fitness
  • Infectious diseases
  • Smoking cessation
  • Substance and alcohol abuse

An occupational health nurse / physician are available to assist you. All consultations are voluntary and strictly confidential.

Occupational disease prevention

Occupational health risk assessments and ongoing health and biological monitoring for employees at risk for exposure to:

  • Hepatitis A,B,C
  • Heavy metals
  • HIV
  • Q fever
  • Rabies
  • Sensitivities and allergies
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vaccinia

Comprehensive programs established for those employees exposed to:

  • Blood and body fluids
  • Specific viruses or bacteria
  • Infectious diseases
  • Animals or non-human primates

Testing and assessments

Hearing tests (audiograms):

Baseline and regular testing and counselling is provided for noise-exposed workers.

Eye exams:

For employees working with lasers.


Pulmonary function tests for those employees exposed to respiratory hazards.

Medical assessment / clearance:

For employees working with biohazards or respirators.

Immunization / screening tests:

For employees at risk of exposure to rabies, Q fever, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus / diphtheria, and tuberculosis.

Travel and field work:

We advise on preparedness for diverse potential hazards – physical, infectious, medical, and environmental hazards when traveling or performing fieldwork