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Faculty of Community Services

Chun-Yip Hon




416-979-5000, ext. 3022

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  • Exposure assessment (occupational hygiene)
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Risk assessment
  • Evaluation of interventions
  • Quantitative methods


I am an assistant professor with the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University.

I have a bachelor of science from McMaster University, a bachelor of applied science from Ryerson University and a master of science (applied) from McGill University. I received my PhD in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from the University of British Columbia.

I am a certified industrial hygienist  as well as a Canadian registered safety professional with nearly 20 years of experience as an occupational hygienist.

I have participated in several occupational health studies based in the healthcare sector, including my doctoral dissertation, which examined health care workers’ exposure to chemotherapy drugs. I also examine occupational health and safety issues in food manufacturing facilities.

My research interests are occupational exposure assessments, risk assessment methods and evaluation of intervention measures to prevent occupational exposure.

Research Interests:

Research interests:

  • Occupational exposure assessment
  • Risk assessment
  • Evaluation of interventions to prevent occupational injury and/or illness

Research projects:

  • Healthcare workers’ exposure to anticancer drugs
  • Occupational health and safety issues in food manufacturing
  • Supervision of student projects (various)

Current Courses:

  • OHS 421: Occupational Hygiene Methods I
  • OHS 508: Occupational Health
  • OHS 818 - Systems Management II
  • OHS 621: Occupational Hygiene Methods II

Selected Publications:

Journal articles:

  • Jeronimo M, Colombo M, Astrakianakis G, Hon C-Y. (2015) “A surface wipe sampling and LC/MS/MS method for the simultaneous detection of six antineoplastic drugs commonly handled by healthcare workers” Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 407(23):7083-7092. DOI: 10.1007/s00216-015-8868-y
  • Hon C-Y, Shen H, Teschke K (2015). “Healthcare workers’ knowledge, perceptions and behaviors regarding antineoplastic drugs: Survey from British Columbia, Canada”. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 12(10): 669-677. DOI: 10.1080/15459624.2015.1029618
  • Hon C-Y, Teschke K, Shen H, Demers PA, Venners S. (2015). Antineoplastic drug contamination in the urine of Canadian healthcare workers. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 88(7):933-941. DOI: 10.1007/s00420-015-1026-1
  • Hon C-Y, Barzan C, Astrakianakis C (2014). “Identification of knowledge gaps regarding healthcare workers’ exposure to antineoplastic drugs: Review of literature North America vs. Europe”. Safety and Health Work. 5(4): 169–174.  DOI:10.1016/
  • Hon C-Y, Teschke K, Demers P, Venners S. (2014) “Antineoplastic drug contamination on the hands of employees working throughout the hospital medication system”.  Annals of Occupational Hygiene.  58(6):761-70.  DOI: 10.1093/annhyg/meu019
  • Hon C-Y, Chua PP, Danyluk Q, Astrakianakis G. (2014) “Examining factors that influence the effectiveness of cleaning antineoplastic drugs from drug preparation surfaces: A pilot study.”  Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice.  20(3): 210–216. DOI: 10.1177/1078155213497070
  • Hon C-Y, Teschke K, Chu W, Demers P, Venners S. (2013) “Antineoplastic drug contamination of surfaces throughout the hospital medication system in Canadian Hospitals.”  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 10(7): 374-383. DOI: 10.1080/15459624.2013.789743
  • Chu W, Hon C-Y, Danyluk Q, Chua PPS, Astrakianakis G. (2012) “Pilot Assessment of the Antineoplastic Drug Contamination Levels in British Columbian Hospitals Pre- and Post-Cleaning”.  Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice; 18(1): 46-51. doi: 10.1177/1078155211402106
  • Hon C-Y, Astrakianakis G, Danyluk Q, Chu W (2011). "Pilot Evaluation of the Dermal Contamination Levels to Antineoplastic Drugs of Pharmacy Personnel in British Columbia”. Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 64(5):327–332. DOI:
  • Hon C-Y, Teschke K, Chua PPS, Venners S and Nakashima L. (2011) “Occupational exposure to antineoplastic drugs: identification of job categories potentially exposed throughout the hospital medication system”. Safety and Health at Work 2(3):273-281. DOI: 10.5491/SHAW.2011.2.3.273
  • Danyluk Q, Hon C-Y, Neudorf M, Yassi A, Bryce E, Janssen B, Astrakianakis G. (2011) "Healthcare Workers and Respiratory Protection: Is the User Seal Check a Surrogate for Respirator Fit-Testing?" Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 8:267–270. DOI: 10.1080/15459624.2011.566016
  • Hon C-Y and Nicol A-M (2010). Examining the Association between Insomnia and Bowel Disorders in Canada: Is There a Trend? UBC Medical Journal 2(1):11-15.
  • Hon C-Y, Gamage B, LoChang J, Bryce EA, Yassi A, Maultsaid D, Yu S (2008)  “Personal Protective Equipment in Healthcare: Can on-line infection control courses transfer knowledge and improve proper selection and use?”  American Journal Infection Control 36:e33-e37. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2008.07.007
  • Bryce E, Yassi A, Maultsaid D, Gamage B, Landstrom M, LoChang J, Hon C-Y (2008).  “E-learning of infection control: it's contagious”. Canadian Journal of Infect Control 23(4):228, 230, 232 passim. PMID:19351000
  • Gamage B, Moore D, Copes R, Yassi A, Bryce E, and members of The BC Interdisciplinary Respiratory Protection Study Group (including Hon C-Y) (2005) “Protecting health care workers from SARS and other respiratory pathogens: A review of the infection control literature”.  American Journal Infection Control 33: 114-21. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2004.12.002
  • Moore D, Gamage B, Yassi A, and members of The BC Interdisciplinary Respiratory Protection Study Group (including Hon C-Y) (2005) “Protecting health care workers from SARS and other respiratory pathogens: Organizational and individual factors that affect adherence to infection control guidelines”. American Journal Infection Control 33: 88-96. DOI:10.1016/j.ajic.2004.11.003
  • Chessor E, Verhoeven M, Hon C-Y, Teschke K (2005)  “Evaluation of a Modified Scavenging System to Reduce Occupational Exposure to Nitrous Oxide in Labor and Delivery Rooms”. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 2: 314-322. DOI:10.1080/15459620590959722
  • Yassi A, Moore D, Fitzgerald JM, Bigelow P, Hon C-Y, Bryce E (2005) “Research gaps in Protecting Healthcare Workers from SARS and Other Respiratory Pathogens: An Interdisciplinary, Multi-Stakeholder, Evidence-Based Approach”.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 47: 41-50.  DOI: 10.1097/01.jom.0000150207.18085.41

Position Currently Held:

Assistant Professor

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  • POD-247C, Podium building

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