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How to Choose Slip-Resistant Occupational Footwear

How to Choose Slip-Resistant Occupational Footwear

  • January 23, 2017

How to choose work boots and shoes that have a good slip resistance? A new IRSST pamphlet is addressing this issue by proposing a process of selecting footwear that responds to the requirements of work and reduces the risk of slipping.

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A Policy on Integrity

A Policy on Integrity

  • January 20, 2017

The IRSST recently adopted a Policy on integrity to emphasize the importance of this value to the Institute. This policy fits in with a current Canadian and international trend toward providing a clearer framework for the integrity of research practices. Much of the Institute’s Policy is based on the Policy for the Responsible Conduct of Research, adopted by the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ).

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IRSST microbiologist appointed Vice Chair of AIHA proficiency testing board

IRSST microbiologist appointed Vice Chair of AIHA proficiency testing board

  • January 18, 2017

The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) applauds the appointment of one of its microbiologists, Nicole Brassard, as vice chair of the Proficiency Analytical Testing Programs Board (PAT Board) of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Board members voted unanimously on the appointment.

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Nanoparticles – to handle with care

Nanoparticles – to handle with care

  • January 16, 2017

Inhaled or in touch with the skin, nanoparticles may pose a health hazard to workers. Although research on the topic is still in development, it seems that nanoparticles can enter the respiratory tract or penetrate through the skin and make their way to the bloodstream that may carry the nanoparticles to various organs.

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Now Available: Ergonomic Intervention – an eBook at your fingertips!

Now Available: Ergonomic Intervention – an eBook at your fingertips!

  • January 12, 2017

This eBook is intended primarily for ergonomists in training, but we believe it will also be of benefit to all ergonomists, whether novice or experienced. It was designed as a practical guide for use in academic ergonomics courses, and it absolutely cannot replace the formal training essential to anyone who wishes to work in the field as an ergonomist.

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Asthma in the Workplace – 6 Fact Sheets

Asthma in the Workplace – 6 Fact Sheets

  • November 16, 2016
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease caused by inflammation and constriction in the bronchial passage that makes breathing—especially exhaling—difficult. Usually, asthma is the result of allergic reactions to certain substances in your environment, such as pollen, dust, mites, chem...

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An alliance between the IRSST and the Palais des congrès de Montréal

An alliance between the IRSST and the Palais des congrès de Montréal

  • November 07, 2016

The Palais des congrès de Montréal and the IRSST have decided to coordinate their actions and resources in order to help promote occupational health and safety (OHS) research by attracting major national and international conventions to Montréal, and hosting them at the Palais. This new partnership is in keeping with the Palais des congrès de Montréal’s ongoing drive to build strategic alliances, and it will help boost tourism revenues and intellectual wealth for the city and Québec.

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How to Reduce Mechanical Hazards : 4 Helpful Tools

How to Reduce Mechanical Hazards : 4 Helpful Tools

  • October 17, 2016

Every year, many workers are victims of work-related accidents because they are exposed to numerous hazards posed by the machines they operate and their work environment.

At the IRSST the researchers in Mechanical and physical risk prevention field focus specifically on the assessment and reduction of physical and mechanical risks that could jeopardize worker health and safety, taking into account workers’ interaction with the machines around them and their work environment.

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What is a Safe Blow Gun? How to Select one?

What is a Safe Blow Gun? How to Select one?

  • September 27, 2016

Two videos―What is a safe blow gun? and What are the criteria for selecting a blow gun?―are available to help users choose one of these often-noisy tools used to deliver jets of compressed air.

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Work Gloves: New Models in the Selection Guide

Work Gloves: New Models in the Selection Guide

  • August 15, 2016
16 new models had been added to the Protective Gloves Selection Guide, the interactive tool which provides necessary information for helping individuals and OH&S managers identify protective gloves that correspond to their needs.

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