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

Services provided and accreditations 

The Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) and the IRSST have signed a service agreement whereby the Institute will provide the CNESST and its network with the necessary laboratory services for the application of prevention activities prescribed by the health and safety plan. Prominent among these services are those related to the establishment of intervention and health programs in various economic sectors and to the environmental and biological monitoring needed to ensure compliance with existing standards. A specific annual budget has been established for this purpose.

Services provided


These services, provided under the terms of the CNESST-IRSST agreement, are available in priority to specialists in the Québec health and safety network.

Private sector specialists are also accepted.

Accreditations and Recognition


Accréditation AIHA LAP, LLC

IRSST laboratory (ID: 101913) is accredited by the AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP), LLC in the IHLAP (Industrial Hygiene) and EMLAP (Environmental Microbiology) programs for the Fields of Testing as documented by the Scope of Accreditation Certificate and associated scope. These fields of testing refer to different types of analyses such as:

  • Asbestos
  • Metals (including beryllium)
  • Microbiology (including Legionella)
  • Silica
  • Solvents

AIHA-LAP, LLC accreditation complies with the ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005 requirements, but this does not imply ISO 9001 certification and registration.

CLAS CNRC - NRCCLAS Certificat Number 94-01

  • Acoustical calibration (the only one in Canada)
  • Electrical and frequency calibration
Air microbiology analysis accredited laboratory for:
  • Legionella pneumophila and Legionella spp. in cooling tower waters