As part of an awareness-raising campaign and with help from its partners, the IRSST passed on to some 6,000 stakeholders and workers the results of its studies on carbon monoxide emissions associated with inadequate maintenance of propane-powered internal combustion vehicles. And to meet training needs, it teamed up with three partners essential to the implementation of a professional development program in mechanics: the CSST, the ministère de l’Éducation and the Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie des-Mille-Îles. The result was that in 2001, nine school boards were able to offer this new training program to mechanics.
The IRSST’s know-how in the area of knowledge transfer was highlighted at a forum held in Toronto by the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC). Based on a popular vote by 550 participants, the Institute won two of the three prizes offered for the best posters presenting the strategies and methods it used to facilitate the appropriation of knowledge in workplaces.