SIAS, thirteen years later…
The Institute organized the seventh international Conference on the Safety of Industrial Automated Systems (SIAS). First launched in Montréal in 1999 at the IRSST’s initiative, this gathering provides the perfect opportunity for taking stock of the advances in knowledge in the area of machine safety and analytical methods, while improving understanding of human/machine interactions.
Meetings of the Sheffield and Perosh groups
he IRSST hosted meetings of both the Sheffield and Perosh groups. Twenty participants, representing 14 scientific institutes from around the globe, held discussions aimed at optimizing cooperation and the coordination of their research initiatives in occupational health and safety.
A technical committee of the International Organization for Standardization meets at the IRSST (ISO TC 199)
Around fifty delegates from various countries took part in the 16th plenary of the ISO TC 199 Technical Committee on Safety of Machinery, which this year was hosted by the IRSST.
2012 institutional colloquium
The theme of the 2012 colloquium was : L’importance de considérer le genre et le sexe en SST (the importance of taking worker gender and sex into account in research) and Its objective was to highlight the sex- and gender-based differences in OHS problems, as well as the implications of these differencesin terms of prevention and return to work.