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Preventing Heat Stress at Work

Preventing Heat Stress at Work

  • August 24, 2015

You work hard regardless of the temperature. This summer, avoid heat stress by learning these fast facts from IRSST.

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Better Support for 911 Call Centre Agents

Better Support for 911 Call Centre Agents

  • July 20, 2015

It has been shown that handling difficult emergency calls generates considerable emotional strain and a large workload, which can increase the risk of musculoskeletal disorders in 911 call centre agents. Researchers at the IRSST wanted to establish a baseline of existing support practices with a view to proposing an approach for improving the support provided to these workers.

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Wind Energy Sector - OHS Risks and Accident Prevention Strategies

Wind Energy Sector - OHS Risks and Accident Prevention Strategies

  • June 01, 2015

The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of occupational health and safety risks and practices, as hundreds of high-power wind turbines are being built each year in Quebec.

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Challenges of Green Jobs in Quebec’s Photovoltaic Industry

Challenges of Green Jobs in Quebec’s Photovoltaic Industry

  • June 01, 2015

A Quebec first, this study is an important contribution to the advancement of both scientific and organizational knowledge concerning the impact of the production and implementation of photovoltaic energy systems on occupational health and safety.

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Plastic Injection Molding Machine : Safety Checklists

Plastic Injection Molding Machine : Safety Checklists

  • June 01, 2015
The IRSST has produced, in collaboration with professionals from the plastics processing industry, a simple tool for checking the safeguards for horizontal plastic injection molding machines. Developed to support companies in the plastics processing industry in their efforts to prevent accidents inv...

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Choosing a Safe, Efficient Blow Gun

Choosing a Safe, Efficient Blow Gun

  • May 27, 2015

As a supplement to its Répertoire des silencieux, soufflettes et pistolets aspirateurs [directory of compressed-air mufflers, blow guns and vacuum guns], updated in 2012, the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), in conjunction with five sector-based associations (Auto Prévention, ASFETM, ASP imprimerie, ASPHME and APSM), has written a technical guide to the features of the various types of nozzles that can be attached to compressed-air guns.

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