Paul Bozek

Contact Information
Email Address: 
Office Phone Number: 
(416) 978-6236
Gage Occupational & Environmental Health Unit, University of Toronto
223 College Street
M5T 1R4
Current DLSPH Academic & Administrative Appointments
Current Position: 
SGS Status: 
Associate Member
Appointment Status: 
Administrative Positions: 
Program Director
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

Immediate Past President, Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario

Member, Program Committee, Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario

Member, Publications Committee, Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario

Research Interests
  • quantitative exposure measurements to toxic materials
  • chemical exposure control technology
  • work population chemical exposure profiles
  • asbestos
Primary Teaching Responsibilities

CHL 5902 Advanced Occupational Hygiene                                        

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 and Awards

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

Current Research Projects


  • 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

P. Bozek. " 'Industrial Exemption' Repealed  - Impact on Hygienists?" OHAO Forum, v36 No 2. Spring, 2013

P. Bozek.  “President’s Message – Controversial Science at the Fall Symposium”  OHAO Forum, v36 No 1. Winter, 2013.

P. Bozek.  “President’s Message – Asbestos Mining Now History in Canada”  OHAO Forum, v35 No 4.  Fall, 2012.

P. Bozek.  “President’s Message - Letter to Chief Prevention Officer re Draft Supervisor Program”.  OHAO Forum. V35 No. 3. Summer, 2012

P. Bozek.  “President’s Message – The Way Forward from Here”.  OHAO Forum. V35 No. 2. Spring, 2012