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January 2014 | Vol.12-01

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Worker's Fact Sheet now available
Cost injuriesCarcinogens in Workplaces

A number of causes may add up and increase the risk of getting cancer or developing it at a younger age

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Needlestick-Resistant Gloves
Cost injuriesWorker Evaluation of Manual Dexterity, Tactile Sensitivity and Comfort

Different glove models were tested by three groups of workers: police officers, garbage collectors and gardeners. Volunteers from each group performed typical work tasks and then filled in a perception questionnaire to give their opinions of the gloves in terms of dexterity, tactile sensitivity and comfort.

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Control Banding Method
Cost injuriesSelecting a Respiratory Protection Against Bioaerosols

This report proposes a control banding method for selecting respiratory protection against infectious and non-infectious bioaerosols applicable to all workplaces.

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Construction workers
respiratory protection

Cost injuriesCrystalline Silica Exposure

In order to improve knowledge about working conditions that can expose construction workers, a joint team from the Université de Montréal and the IRSST developed an occupational exposure database for this contaminant based on the literature.

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OSH Calendar

March 11-14, 2014, University of Southampton, UK
Short courses on Human Responses to Vibration

ISVRThree courses will be offered by the University of Southampton to provide an insight into human responses to vibration in specified areas and explore applications of research:

  • Course A - Vehicle ride and seating (2 days)
  • Course B - Whole-body vibration (3 days)
  • Course C - Human Responses to Vibration (4 days)

The courses are ideally suited to engineers, scientists and others seeking a good understanding of human effects of vibration and related regulations. The courses include lectures, laboratory tours and demonstrations.

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This month at the IRSST

Find out more about our programs:

  • Grants
    Next deadline: February 24, 2014
  • Scholarships
    Applications will start on June 2014

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