Blow gun

New technical guide

Choosing a safe, efficient blow gun

This technical guide covers the use and features of different blow nozzles installed on air guns.

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Pollutant Dispersion from Rooftop Stacks

Rooftop Stacks

Prediction of Pollutant Dispersion

Researchers wanted to improve current methods of predicting the effects of adjacent buildings on the dispersion of pollutants from rooftop stacks.

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Wind tunnel

Rooftop Stacks

Urban pollutant dispersion

Pollutants from rooftop stacks can be a health hazard for the occupants of the emitting building and neighbouring buildings.

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Reverse alarms

Reverse alarms

How to differentiate them?

In Québec, increasing numbers of heavy vehicles are equipped with a new type of alarm. This video explains the special features and advantages of this new “broadband alarm”.

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End-of-Life Care and Services
Impact of Work Environment on Nurses' Job Satisfaction and Well-Being
End-of-life Care and Services

The purpose of this project was to improve the context in which palliative care at the end of life is provided, by developing and testing a model leading to a better understanding of nurses' job satisfaction and well-being.

Return to Work after Depression
The Viewpoint and Role of Unions
Return to work after a depression

The aim of this study was to gain a better understanding of the role of unions in the return to work of individuals who have suffered from depression, as well as the factors that, from union stakeholders' viewpoint, facilitate or hinder this return.

Lift trucks seat belt assemblies
Normative and usability criteria for counterbalanced lift trucks
Lift trucks seat belt assemblies

This exploratory study has profiled the main types of seat belts for lift truck use sold in Québec.ry study has profiled the main types of seat belts for lift truck use sold in Québec.

Lift trucks
How to Choose the Right Safety Belt
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.

Lung inflammation
Archaea in bioaerosols
Lung inflammation

This research explores the presence of archaea in our environment, and our response to these poorly understood agents.

OHS and prevention
The Costs of Occupational Injuries
OHS and prevention

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.


Member of its scientific advisory board
The IRSST Congratulates André Dufresne
André Dufresne

The IRSST would like to congratulate a member of its scientific advisory board, André Dufresne, PhD, CIH, who has just received the prestigious Donald E. Cummings Memorial Award from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).

New prevention fact sheet
Safe Use of Biological Degreasing Stations
Biological Degreasing Stations

This prevention fact sheet is intended for occupational health and safety practitioners in the motor vehicle garage sector and in other workplaces that do mechanical maintenance and use biological degreasing stations.

OHS Grant Programs
Three grant programs to outside researchers
OHS Grant Programs

The IRSST is also a funding agency that gives grants to outside researchers. Three grant programs are offered: Competitive research, collaborative research, collaborative activity.

The 2015 deadlines are now available.

New eBook available
Ergonomic Intervention
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.

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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