IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

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Research on Prevention against Occupational Cancer

Research on Prevention against Occupational Cancer

  • February 02, 2018

Carcinogenesis is a complex, multifactorial process that begins many years before clinical symptoms of cancer appear. Cancer is considered to be occupational in origin when it results from workplace exposure to a chemical, physical or biological agent, or from conditions inherent in a work activity. The disease would probably not have developed if the person had not done that job.

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The IRSST mourns the loss of one of its pioneers

The IRSST mourns the loss of one of its pioneers

  • January 24, 2018

It is with great sadness that the Executive Office and staff of the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) learned of the passing of Louis Berlinguet this past Sunday at the age of 91.

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Pesticides and Personal Protective Equipment for Apple Growers

Pesticides and Personal Protective Equipment for Apple Growers

  • January 18, 2018

There are close to 29,000 farms in Québec that are employing some 125,000 workers. Pesticides are used on these farms to control crop pests, but they can have short-term as well as long-term health effects on farm workers exposed to them, mainly through the skin. Pesticide use is controlled and several risk prevention measures are recommended. Personal protective equipment plays a key role in reducing the risks of exposure.

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