The Board of Directors of the IRSST has renewed the mandate of its president and CEO, Marie Larue, for another five-year term.
Science at work for OHS
Overview of the year's highlights.
Guide for Safe Use of Isocyanates
The second edition of the Guide for Safe Use of Isocyanates: An Industrial Hygiene Approach is designed to facilitate occupational disease prevention through recognition, evaluation and control of the risks associated with exposure to these toxic substances. This guide can be downloaded free of charge.
IRSST's Scientific Direction becomes a WHO collaborating centre
The main role of the collaborating centres is to provide strategic support to WHO in fulfilling its mandated activities and to help it ensure the scientific validity of global health work.
Three New Studies on Exposure to Engineered Nanoparticles
The IRSST and NanoQuébec are pleased to announce they will jointly fund three new research projects on worker exposure to engineered nanoparticles.
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Literature Review and Analysis
Construction Workers' Exposure to Crystalline Silica
This report identifies the tasks and tools that may expose workers to silica at levels above the regulatory level.
Guardrails on Flat Roofs
Better Fall Protection
Fact sheet for the safe use of guardrail anchoring systems on flat roofs for eliminating falling risks.
Presence, Intensity, and Temporal Changes
The aim of this study was to enhance understanding of the nature of the anxiety symptoms exhibited by workers with a MSD that had resulted in a work absence of more than 12 weeks. These factors are intolerance of uncertainty, worries, negative problem orientation, and beliefs about the usefulness of worrying, cognitive avoidance, and depression.
Identifying the Psychological Health and Work-Related Determinants of Occupational Disability in a Target Sector
This research project objective was to develop a systematic approach for identifying the determinants of the inability of workers with psychological problems to maintain an active working life.
Interaction with noise
Effect of chemical substances on hearing
While noise is the main cause of occupational deafness, certain chemical substances can produce ototoxic effects that may make the ear more prone to acoustic assault, as opposed to noise alone.
Injuries in mines
Occupationnal injuries in mines in one year cost $130 million
Despite companies’ prevention efforts and an improvement in the situation, mining remains a hazardous industry due to the frequency and severity of accidents.
Gender and Sex in OHS
View the conferences online
View the conferences of the IRSST’s colloquium entitled The importance to consider the gender and sex in OHS. The differences between the gender and the sex in terms of OHS problems, as well as their importance in prevention and a return to the work process were among the subjects of this colloquium.
Gender, Work and Heatlh
IRSST partner in chair initiative
A first OHS research chair on gender, work, and health was recently awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST).
911 emergency call centres
Musculoskeletal disorders and psychological health problems
This research sought to understand how the high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders, psychological health problems, and physical and psychosocial risk factors among agents working in municipal public security emergency call centres in Québec.