Faculty Member

Paul Bozek BASc, MEng, MBA, PEng, CIH, ROH

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
(416) 978-6236
Office Address
Gage Occupational & Environmental Health Unit, University of Toronto 223 College Street Toronto, ON M5T 1R4
Occupational & Environmental Health Division
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
SGS Status
Associate Member
Admin Position
MPH Occupational and Environmental Health Program Director

Research Interests

  • quantitative exposure measurements to toxic materials
  • chemical exposure control technology
  • work population chemical exposure profiles
  • asbestos, silica

Education & Training History

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), American Board of Industrial Hygiene (1990)
  • Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH), Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (1990)
  • Professional Engineer (PEng), Professional Engineers Ontario (1989)
  • Master of Business Administration, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto (1991)
  • Master of Engineering (Industrial Hygiene), Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto (1989)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemical Engineering), Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto (1985)

Other Affiliations

Chair, ROH Examination Committee, Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists

Past President, Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario

Member, Program Committee, Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

CHL 5907 Physical Agents II (Radiation)

CHL 5910 Introduction to Occupational & Environmental Hygiene

CHL 5911 Occupational & Environmental Hygiene II

CHL 5915 Control Methods in Occupational Hygiene

Honours & Awards

Warren A. Cook Award for Best Published Paper, Am Ind Hyg Assoc Journal, 1992

Current Research Projects

  • 2014-2015 – Silica Dust Control in the Agate Industry of India
  • 2009- 2012 – Asbestos Levels Outside Remediation Enclosures
  • 2009-2010 – Measurement of Accuracy and Precision of Short-Period Air Sampling by Direct Reading Instruments
  • 2009 – Fiber optic sensor for the detection of hidden indoor mould

Representative Publications

AM Sass-Kortsak, PR Bozek, PN Corey, JMcD Robertson. Styrene exposures in a selection of the glass fibre reinforced plastics manufacturing industry in Canada. App Occup & Env Hyg 1996; 11(8): 1081-1086.

Purdham JT, AM Sass-Kortsak, PR Bozek. Comparison of the Charcoal Tube and a Passive Organic Vapour Dosimeter As Sample Collection Devices For The Measurement of Exposure to Gasoline Vapour. Ann Occ Hyg 1994; 38(5): 721-740.

Purdham JT, PR Bozek, AM Sass-Kortsak. The Evaluation of Exposure of Printing Trade Employees to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Ann Occ Hyg 1993; 37(1):35-44.

Purdham JT, AM Sass-Kortsak, PR Bozek, JH Murphy. Exposure of hospital Operating Room Personnel to Potentially Harmful Environmental Agents. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1992; 53(3):203-209.

JT Purdham, BJ Menard, PR Bozek, AM Sass-Kortsak. MCPA permeation through protective gloves; App Occup & Env Hyg 16(10): 961-66, 2001