Ergonomic Intervention

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Ergonomic Intervention

Designed as a practical guide for use in academic ergonomics courses. Since it explains the practice of ergonomic intervention, it should also be useful to OHS professionals, as well as to various organization stakeholders.

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OHS and prevention

OHS and prevention

The Costs of Occupational Injuries

This study provides a clearer understanding of the magnitude of the costs related to occupational injuries in Québec. The results of these estimates are a relevant source of information when determining research directions in OHS and prevention.

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Occupational Cancer

Occupational Cancer

Estimating the Number of Cases

This report presents an estimate of the number of cases of occupational cancer among Quebec workers.

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Lift Trucks
How to Choose the Right Safety Belt
Safety belt for lift-trucks

A practical information pamphlet and a complementary worksheet have just been published by the IRSST to assist preventionists, maintenance personnel, and lift truck suppliers in choosing the appropriate seat belt assembly for protecting lift truck operators.

Heavy Vehicles
Assessment of Three Types of Reverse Alarm

A large part of accidents involving heavy vehicles driving in reverse occurred despite the reverse alarm being in good working order at the time. An IRSST team compared the effectiveness of heavy vehicles reverse alarms.

Manual Handling
Biomechanics and Ergonomics in Women Material Handlers
Manual Handling

An IRSST research team tried to gain a better understanding of the differences in how women and men handlers work.

Thermal Stress and Chemicals
Knowledge Review and the Highest Risk Occupations
Thermal Stress and Chemicals

Pharmacological and epidemiological studies report an increase in the absorption and effects of certain drugs, and higher human mortality associated with air pollution, on simultaneous exposure to heat and xenobiotics.

Road safety
Work-Related Road Collisions in Québec, from 2000 to 2008 Characteristics and Classification
Road safety

Better understanding of Work-Related Road Collisions in Québec and provide information that can help in developing prevention programs adapted to work-related traffic accidents.


Laboratory instruments
New tutorials available
Laboratory instruments

These videos offer a brief explanation of how to use the Fluke 975 AirMeter and the Airchek Sampler SKC PCXR4.

Fluke 975

Airchek Sampler SKC PCXR4

Are you an employer commited to OHS?
Do you have a multi-ethnic workforce?

The IRSST is currently conducting a study on job reintegration that is entitled the process of rehabilitation and return to work in the context of intercultural relations.

If this topic concerns you and you would like to improve your practices, we would be most interested in hearing about your organization’s realities and needs.

A five step process
Learn to prevent interpersonal violence effectively
prevent interpersonal violence

A Web site that offers a practical, proven process for sustainably preventing workplace violence in all types of organizations.


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