Faculty Member

Marianne Levitsky

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
Office Address
ECOH & Workplace Health Without Borders 6130 TOMKEN ROAD Mississauga, ONTARIO L5T 1X7
The Health and Safety Catalyst
Curriculum Vitae
Occupational & Environmental Health Division
Adjunct Lecturer

Research Interests

  • International occupational health
  • Health and safety culture and motivation

Education & Training History

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), American Board of Industrial Hygiene (1987)
  • Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH), Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (1990)
  • Master of Environmental Studies, Occupational Health & Public Policy, York University (1984)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of New Mexico, 1971

Other Affiliations

  • Co-founder and President, Workplace Health Without Borders, 2011-present
  • Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary, International Affairs Committee, American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2009-2012
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Centre for Research Expertise on Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Waterloo, 2005-2007
  • Chair, Road Safety Partners, 2006-2007
  • Member, City of York Environment Advisory Committee, 1989-91
  • Co-founder and Board Member, Toronto Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic, 1987-91
  • Member, Toronto Board of Health, 1986-88
  • Chair, Toronto Northern Health Area Community Advisory Board, 1985-86

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • CHL 5904 Perspectives in Occupational Health
  • CHL 5700H Global Public Health Core Course

Professional Summary & Appointments

Marianne Levitsky holds a joint adjunct appointment with the Occupational and Environmental Health and the Global Health Divisions. She has a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from York University in Toronto and formerly held a number of senior positions with the Ontario public service. In these positions, she was responsible for occupational health and safety policy, research, and development of training and social marketing programs. She is co-founder and President of an international charitable organization, Workplace Health Without Borders, and is a Senior Associate with ECOH Management Inc., a consulting firm in Mississauga, Ontario. She is a Certified Industrial Hygienist/Registered Occupational Hygienist and has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Her research interests encompass behavioural economics in relation to safety culture, and international occupational safety and health.

Honours & Awards

  • Charles Florus Coan Award for Academic Achievement, University of New Mexico, 1971
  • City of York Volunteer Award, 1991
  • Partnership Volunteer award, Association of Workplace Tragedy Family Support (Threads of Life), 2007 Leadership Award, American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2012
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2013

Current Research Projects

A Toolkit to Protect Workers, Children and Families from Occupational Risks

Representative Publications

  • Levitsky, M, Protecting workers from reproductive hazards. Canadian Journal of Women and the Law. 1986 1(2): 488-497
  • Malik, OP, Ahrens, KR, Brown, DA, Levitsky,M, Khati, B, Occupational Hazards and Incineration of Biomedical Waste. Occupational Health in Ontario. 1989 Summer, 10(3):131-142
  • Noonan, J, Levitsky, M, Controlling diesel exhaust emissions in fire stations. American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Indoor Air Quality, 1991
  • Levitsky, M, McRobert, D, De Vos, C, Lloyd, R, Occupational Health and Safety in Ontario’s 3R’s Sector. Paper presented to the 15th Annual Conference of the Recycling Council of Ontario, October, 1994.
  • Levitsky, M, McRobert, D, Lloyd, R, Achataz, L. Working Together for Health and Safety: The Impact of Joint Health and Safety Committees on Injury and Fatality Rates in Ontario, 1978-1992. Workplace Health and Safety Agency, Prepared for the Commission on the Future of Work Appointed by Robert Reich, US Secretary of Labor, Mar 1994
  • Choi, BC, Levitsky, M, Lloyd, RD, Stones, IM, Patterns and risk factors for sprains and strains in Ontario, Canada 1990: an analysis of the Workplace Health and Safety Agency data base, J Occup Environ Med. 1996 Apr; 38(4):379-89
  • Levitsky, M. Influencing Safety Culture, ISSA Culture of Prevention Newsletter, Vol 1, June 2012