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


IRSST is producing Microsites that present some if its research results interactively and dynamically.

Statistiques sur mesure

Prévention violence au travail

The IRSST produces statistical indicators to support its strategic orientations. This data may be useful to guide your OHS interventions or future research orientations. Moreover, this website proposes different themes treated on four levels of information.

Available in French only.

Prevention of Violence in the Workplace

Prévention violence au travail

A practical, proven approach to the sustainable prevention of violence in the workplace that is applicable to all types of organizations. The information provided on the site allows administrators to adapt the violence-prevention process to their company's size and activity sector and to the presence/absence of a union. Be sure to visit this informative website.

Work Gloves

Gants de travail

Interactive tool for selecting protective gloves based on your needs. With it, searches can be done for a specific model of glove and by means of criteria, particularly for mechanical résistances.

Manual Handling


The Web site has three sections: Manual material handling and risks provides basic knowledge of safe material handling techniques and guidelines for identifying risk factors; Intervention and prevention helps OHS professionals and practitioners analyze material handling situations and propose possible solutions to problems; Research and theoretical foundations includes information on research done here and elsewhere, and provides an overview of the approaches that define the threshold limit values (TLVs) that must be respected to reduce the risk of handling injuries.

Prévention au travail


Prévention au travail magazine offers path-breaking material for suggesting avenues for action and for exchanging ideas with its editor. The magazine is published by the IRSST and the CNESST.

Available in French only.

Solub, a workplace solvent-substitution procedure


Intended for occupational health and safety professionals who want to carry out an organic solvent substitution project.

Available in French only.

Beware! Slippery floor

Planchers glissants

awareness-raising and training tool for young workers exposed to the risk of slipping and falling, particularly in the food services industry. It mainly offers prevention advice and a guide on the cleaning products to use, based on the type of floor covering and the type of grease to be removed.

Available in French only.