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Work-Related Traffic Accidents, what are the Causes ?

Work-Related Traffic Accidents, what are the Causes ?

  • May 24, 2018
In the industrialized world, traffic accidents are one the leading cause of work-related accidental deaths. Many different types of workers drive as part of their work, and having to be on the road puts these workers at risk. Despite this, relatively few studies have looked at the characteristics an...

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ICOH-CIST: The IRSST received an award for its contribution and commitment

ICOH-CIST: The IRSST received an award for its contribution and commitment

  • May 23, 2018

The IRSST received an award for its contribution and commitment to the activities of the International Commission on Occupational Health – Commission Internationale de la santé au travail (ICOH-CIST) at the Commission’s 32nd International Congress, held in Dublin from April 29 to May 4, 2018. The award was presented to the Institute’s president and CEO, Marie Larue.

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MSDs – Promoting the Application of Prevention Practices in Hospitals

MSDs – Promoting the Application of Prevention Practices in Hospitals

  • April 30, 2018

Many studies have pointed out that nursing staff members’ risks of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) could be avoided if they applied the recommended prevention practices. In fact, though, implementing these practices is a complex matter. 

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National Day of Mourning

National Day of Mourning

  • April 27, 2018

The National Day of Mourning, or Workers’ Mourning Day, held annually in Canada on April 28, is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy. This day is also an occasion to renew the commitments to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths.

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The IRSST in the running to host the ICOH 2024 Congress

The IRSST in the running to host the ICOH 2024 Congress

  • April 06, 2018

The IRSST has joined forces with the Palais des congrès de Montréal and Tourisme Montréal to submit a Canadian bid to host the triennial congress of the International Commission on Occupational Health (Commission internationale de la santé au travail – ICOH-CIST). This event offers the ideal opportunity for reinforcing the IRSST’s position as a vital organization in the world of occupational health and safety (OHS) research.

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CLOSE: A Tool for Managing Confined Space Risks

CLOSE: A Tool for Managing Confined Space Risks

  • April 03, 2018

CLOSE, a free online tool for analysing and managing the risks associated with work in confined spaces is now available. This tool is intended for use by people already qualified for confined space risk management, including prevention officers, supervisors, clients, principal contractors, designer-integrators and rescuers.

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Preventing Exposure to Pesticides: Why and How to Choose Personal Protective Equipment

Preventing Exposure to Pesticides: Why and How to Choose Personal Protective Equipment

  • March 13, 2018

This fact sheet which comes with a mini-poster will be of interest to farmers and to anyone who wants to better understand the information on pesticide labels and hence ensure their protection.

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Society of Toxicology – The IRSST’s Scientific Division Director Wins the Paper of the Year Award for 2017

Society of Toxicology – The IRSST’s Scientific Division Director Wins the Paper of the Year Award for 2017

  • March 12, 2018

The Occupational and Public Health Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) has granted Kannan Krishnan, Director of the IRSST’s Scientific Division, the prestigious Paper of the Year award for 2017 for an article he coauthored with his doctoral student, Sandrine F. Chebekoue.

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Call for Applications 2018: Prix ACFAS-IRSST in Occupational Health and Safety

Call for Applications 2018: Prix ACFAS-IRSST in Occupational Health and Safety

  • March 09, 2018

Every year, ACFAS and the IRSST award two scholarships – one each at the master’s and doctoral levels – to young researchers in occupational health and safety. The purpose of these two scholarships is to salute the excellence of the candidates’ past and present university studies and to encourage them to continue their research careers.

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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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