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

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Research, intellectual benefits and conventions: A winning alliance between the IRSST and the Palais des congrès de Montréal

  • November 02, 2016

The Palais des congrès de Montréal and the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) have decided to coordinate their actions and resources in order to help promote occupational health and safety (OHS) research by attracting major national and international conventions to Montréal, and hosting them at the Palais. This new partnership is in keeping with the Palais des congrès de Montréal’s ongoing drive to build strategic alliances, and it will help boost tourism revenues and intellectual wealth for the city and Québec.


Efficacy of N95 Respirators in Conditions Representative of Human Breathing

  • June 28, 2016

Researchers have tested the efficacy of N95 filtering face piece respirators in conditions of constant and cyclical air flow, simulating human breathing, from 42 to 360 L/min. N95 respirators are the personal safety equipment most commonly used in Quebec by industrial and health-care workers to protect themselves against exposure to ultrafine particles (UFPs).


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

  • June 07, 2016

An inexpensive system for measuring the forces exerted between a user’s hand and the handle of a vibrating portable power tool was developed, and the results of usability testing with real vibrating tools in a context simulating field conditions were positive.