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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).

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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.

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Protecting against Falls from Heights: Updated Guide and New App

  • April 28, 2016

The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) has updated its technical guide Protecting against Falls from Heights – Horizontal Lifeline Design. In addition, an online application that incorporates the main parameters required for designing horizontal lifelines has been launched.

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