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Maura Tomi

Communication advisor

Latest news releases

CLOSE – A new online tool for managing confined space risks

  • April 03, 2018

The IRSST has just made available a free online tool for analysing and managing the risks associated with work in confined spaces. The tool, called CLOSE, is intended for use by people already qualified for confined space risk management, including prevention officers, supervisors, clients, principal contractors, designer-integrators and rescuers.

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The IRSST mourns the loss of one of its pioneers

  • January 24, 2018

It is with great sadness that the Executive Office and staff of the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) learned of the passing of Louis Berlinguet this past Sunday at the age of 91.

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Emergency medical technician-paramedic: Understanding and preventing OHS risks

  • December 18, 2017

The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) has published a study that presents a picture of the profession of emergency medical technician-paramedic (EMT‑P), its risks and its difficulties. To do this, researchers observed 101 EMT-Ps, including 23 women, in the Montreal and Quebec City areas during 175 shifts and paid particular attention to individual factors such as sex, seniority and obesity.

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