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Faculty of Community Services

Peter Strahlendorf




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  • Law
  • Health and safety management systems
  • Internal responsibility system


I am an associate professor in the School of Occupational and Public Health. Since 1986, I have been teaching in both the daytime degree program and with the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. In 2005, I received an outstanding teacher award for my contributions to continuing education courses at Ryerson.

I graduated from Queen's University with a degree in both Biology and Law, and later graduated from the University of Waterloo with a bachelor's in Environmental Studies. In the early 1980s, I practiced law with the firm of Borden & Elliot in Toronto and in 1983 began consulting in the areas of occupational and environmental health and safety. In 1987, I received my master of Laws from the University of Toronto on the subject of worker and community rights. In 1991, I received my doctorate in Law from the University of Toronto.

I am a frequent guest speaker at health and safety seminars and conferences across Canada. I have served on the Board of Governors of the Board for Canadian Registered Safety Professionals, as vice-chairperson. My interests involve health and safety management systems, the internal responsibility system, due diligence, the role of workplace health and safety committees, and other legal and managerial issues in health and safety.

Research Interests:

Research interests:

  • Health and safety management systems
  • Internal responsibility system
  • Due diligence
  • The role of workplace health and safety committees
  • Legal and management issues in health and safety

Current Courses:

  • OHS 208: Occupational Health & Safety Law
  • OHS 608: Hazard Recognition & Control
  • ENH 121: Health Law
  • ENH 721: Public Health Law

Position Currently Held:

Associate Professor

Creative Activity

Contact details

Office details

  • DCC-316, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex