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Hearing Aid Use in Noisy Workplaces

Hearing Aid Use in Noisy Workplaces

  • July 30, 2018

Wearing hearing aids should only be considered as a last resort for a person working in a noisy environment. This is at least the conclusion of a study funded by the IRSST, which recommends among other things to consider noise reduction first.

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Increase in amounts of IRSST scholarships and fellowships

Increase in amounts of IRSST scholarships and fellowships

  • July 26, 2018

The IRSST will increase the amounts of the scholarships and fellowships offered by its Graduate Studies Scholarship and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This program is designed to encourage the next generation of OHS researchers. Every year, it offers more than $400,000 to master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral students whose research programs are concerned specifically with the prevention of industrial accidents and occupational disease or the rehabilitation of injured workers.

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2017 Activity Report: Science and Experience Working Together

2017 Activity Report: Science and Experience Working Together

  • June 19, 2018

The 2017 activity report, titled Science and Experience Working Together, highlights the Institute’s main scientific and technical achievements and lists, by research area, all the projects initiated, reports released, videos made and papers published in scientific journals in 2017.

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Recommendations for Optimum Use of Backup Alarms

Recommendations for Optimum Use of Backup Alarms

  • June 18, 2018

Following a research funded by the IRSST, four recommendations on the ideal conditions for the installation and use of backup alarms were published. They will interest especially safety officers and users at all companies that have this kind of safety device.

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Occupational Injuries Causing Permanent Physical or Mental Impairment: Highest-Risk Groups and Risk-Influencing Variables

Occupational Injuries Causing Permanent Physical or Mental Impairment: Highest-Risk Groups and Risk-Influencing Variables

  • June 08, 2018

In 2012, work-related injuries causing permanent physical or mental impairment (PPMI) accounted for 12% of all traumatic accidents and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) accepted by the CNESST.

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Delegation from the University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan to Visit

Delegation from the University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan to Visit

  • June 07, 2018

From May 25 to June 11, the IRSST is hosting a delegation from the University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan (UOEH). The visit is part of a joint initiative of the IRSST and the Université de Montréal’s School of Public Health (ESPUM) aimed at sharing and raising awareness of Quebec occupational health and safety (OHS) training and research practices.

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Renewal of Marie Larue’s contract

Renewal of Marie Larue’s contract

  • June 01, 2018

The chair of the Board of Directors of the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), Manuelle Oudar, is pleased to announce that Marie Larue’s contract as president and CEO has been renewed.

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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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