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New Members of the Research Ethics Committee

  • June 26, 2018

At its recent regular meeting, the board of directors of the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) appointed some new members to the research ethics committee (REC) for three-year terms.

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Making the Best Use of Backup Alarms

  • June 18, 2018

A new video by the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) highlights what factors to take into account to ensure safe use of backup alarms under realistic working conditions. The video is intended for safety officers and users at all companies that have this kind of safety device on their vehicles.

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Delegation from the University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan to Visit

  • June 07, 2018

From May 25 to June 11, the IRSST is hosting a delegation from the University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan (UOEH). The visit is part of a joint initiative of the IRSST and the Université de Montréal’s School of Public Health (ESPUM) aimed at sharing and raising awareness of Quebec occupational health and safety (OHS) training and research practices.

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Renewal of Marie Larue’s contract

  • June 01, 2018

The chair of the Board of Directors of the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), Manuelle Oudar, is pleased to announce that Marie Larue’s contract as president and CEO has been renewed.

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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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IRSST to Host Meeting of CSA Z259 Technical Committee on Fall Protection

  • October 17, 2017

From October 17 to 19, the IRSST will be hosting a meeting of the CSA Z259 technical committee on fall protection. The committee takes a leadership role in fall protection to promote the occupational health and safety of people working at heights. Some forty delegates from various countries develop, draft and maintain product standards, as well as testing standards for these products for the purpose of their certification or registration.

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The IRSST launches a call for applications for the IRSST/Ambassadors’ Club of the Palais des congrès de Montréal Joint Award

  • October 13, 2017

The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) and the Palais des congrès de Montréal have launched a call for applications from potential recipients of the first-ever IRSST/Ambassadors’ Club Joint Award. Valued at $10,000, the award will go to an applicant who, through his or her active involvement in a scientific committee or as the organizer of a national or major international conference, has demonstrated his or her intention to promote Montreal as the ideal location for holding a scientific event on occupational health and safety (OHS).

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Working toward more effective interventions by managers of mental health in the workplace

  • October 10, 2017

A two-part longitudinal study gave researchers a better understanding of the process of implementing interventions that foster good mental health in the workplace. Four organizations involved in this type of process participated. The study was conducted with managers of the participating organizations by means of two questionnaire-based measures administered three months apart and one-on-one interviews. The managers also took part in an information session where they were presented with 25 psychosocial constraint (PC) management tools.

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