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News about research
June 2014 | Vol.12-03



New planning tool
Safer Material Handling

HandlingGain a better understanding of the nature and complexity of handling situations and identify musculoskeletal disorder risks. This tool consists of five worksheets that can also help in targeting handling situations that need to be changed and in planning customized training in safe manual handling.

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Carcinogenic Substances
Exposure Profile of Quebec Workers

Carcinogenic SubstancesThis new study quantifies the number of cancers that could be attributable to work.

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Latest publications

Mental Health
Supporting a Return to Work after an Absence

Mental healthThe success of a return-to-work program can be ensured only if conditions are in place:

  • A climate of trust characterized by respect
  • An effective communication
  • A collaboration among the various internal and external stakeholders involved in the return to work

In addition, a practical guide was designed to help develop a process for assisting and supporting the return to work of employees who have been absent from work for mental health reasons.

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Obese Workers
Biomechanical and Ergonomic Impacts of Handling

ObeseResults suggest that a worker's obesity leads unavoidably to a significant additive effect on the musculoskeletal structures of the back. This biomechanical impact exposes obese material handlers to a greater risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder during load handling.

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Road safety
Work-Related Road Collisions in Québec, from 2000 to 2008
Characteristics and Classification

Road safetyTraffic accidents are the leading cause of work-related accidental deaths.

The results of this study contribute to a better understanding of the problem and provide information that can help in developing prevention programs adapted to work-related traffic accidents.

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