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

Headlines

Vibrations and OHS : A Low-Cost System for Measuring Hand-Handle Coupling Forces

Vibrations and OHS : A Low-Cost System for Measuring Hand-Handle Coupling Forces

  • June 07, 2016

The use of vibrating tools can pose several health risks. The worker may experience pain, feeling cold, tingling, white-finger syndrome, loss of tactile sensitivity and grip strength. Symptoms appear gradually, depending on the exposure. We are talking about the hand-arm vibration syndrome. The vibrations might affect the blood flow (Raynaud's syndrome) and the nervous system, and can also cause or enhance various musculoskeletal disorders. To counter these effects, we must be able to measure it.

Learn more

National Physiotherapy Month : Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

National Physiotherapy Month : Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • May 18, 2016

Canada has over 20,000 registered physiotherapists, as per Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

“National Physiotherapy Month is a time to celebrate the profession and recognize the expertise and care that physiotherapists offer to promote good health, prevent injuries and improve fitness and wellness of Canadians by addressing a range of issues.”

Learn more

Mental Health at Work : The Harmful Effects of Occupational Stress

Mental Health at Work : The Harmful Effects of Occupational Stress

  • May 16, 2016

Despite an impressive volume of experimental data showing the harmful effects of occupational stress on the health of both people and organizations, little is yet known about intervention processes in this area.

Learn more

Preventing falls from height :  App for Designing a Fall Protection System

Preventing falls from height : App for Designing a Fall Protection System

  • April 28, 2016

Horizontal lifeline systems (HLLSs) are an inexpensive and effective way to protect workers against falls from heights. Designing them is a complex problem, however, due to the dynamic nature of the load and cable sag.

Learn more

Lobster Fishing: Preventing Falls Overboard

Lobster Fishing: Preventing Falls Overboard

  • April 11, 2016

The IRSST produced a video about preventing falls overboard from lobster boats. This video, entitled Setting the Course for Safety: Preventing Falls Overboard, highlights the preventive strategies that have been found to be the most effective and easily adopted by the greatest number of fishing crews.

Learn more

The IRSST at the Museum

The IRSST at the Museum

  • March 11, 2016

Until April 2, 2017, the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec presents Nanotech: The Invisible Revolution.

The IRSST contributes to this exhibition on the aspect of occupational health and safety, with our publication "Nanomaterials – A Guide to Good Practices Facilitating Risk Management in the Workplace".

Learn more

International Women's Day: Women at Work and OHS

International Women's Day: Women at Work and OHS

  • March 08, 2016

The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March during International Women’s Year 1975. However, the first National Woman's Day was observed in the United States on February 28, 1909. The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honour of the 1908 garment workers' strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions.

International Women’s Day has assumed a global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing international women’s movement, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women’s conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation in the political and economic areas.

For 35 years, the IRSST has been interested in health and safety of women in the labor market and the gender difference.

Learn more

How to reduce Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders?

How to reduce Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders?

  • February 19, 2016
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are one of the leading causes of disability generating important human and economic costs. The WMSDs are a group of painful disorders of muscles, tendons, and nerves. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, and tension neck syndrom...

Learn more

Protect Your Hands at Work - Choose the Right Work Gloves

Protect Your Hands at Work - Choose the Right Work Gloves

  • February 08, 2016
Work gloves? There are gloves for every need: beekeepers, firefighters, material handlers, and welders, to name but a few. However, there is no such thing as one glove that is perfect for all types of jobs. This is why it’s so important that you choose the right type for your activities. Wh...

Learn more

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

  • February 04, 2016

Today is World Cancer Day. Many cancers can be prevented by avoiding exposure to common risk factors.

Learn more

Page 7 of 9First   Previous   2  3  4  5  6  [7]  8  9  Next   Last   
Annual Archives