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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
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Teaching Stream
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

President-Elect, Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario

Chair, 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
  • Robin Badgley Teaching Excellence Award (UT-DLSPH), 2015
  • Hugh Nelson Award of Excellence in Occupational Hygiene (OHAO), 2017

Current Research Projects

  • 2018 – current, Using a Particle Counter to Estimate Silica Dust Levels
  • 2018- current, Silica and Other Hazards in the Coloured Gemstones Industry – Jaipur (India)
  • 2014-2015 – Silica Dust Control in the Agate Industry – Gujarat (India)
  • 2009- 2012 – Asbestos Levels Outside Remediation Enclosures

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