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AT AGE 30 IRSST STILL LIKES TO PLAY... DON'T YOU?
Send your best wishes to your colleagues, partners, clients and friends

The IRSST sends you its best wishes for health and happiness for Christmas and the New Year and gives you the opportunity to have your colleagues, partners, clients and friends participate in a small animated quiz in Flash. Have fun!
NEW PUBLICATIONS

PolyurethaneGOOD PRACTICES GUIDE
Polyurethane foam spraying
This good practices guide was developed jointly by the IRSST and the Association paritaire pour la santé et la sécurité du travail du secteur de la construction (ASP Construction). Its intended use is to make people aware of the hazards, risks and risk factors associated with the application of thermal insulation as well as means of controlling them.
BACK PAIN
Finding the key to develop muscle endurance
How can lumbar impairments be measured objectively? What are the most effective exercise programs? What underlying mechanisms do these programs activate? In a recent article published in Prévention au travail magazine, Christian Larivière, biomechanist and researcher at the IRSST, talks about his most recent study, in which he evaluated various back exercises.

PRESS RELEASES

IRSST IS WATCHING FOR YOU
OHS scientific watch in blog form
The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) is making accessible, in blog form, the scientific information documented by its Strategic Watch Department. This scientific information comes from the daily monitoring of more than 650 Web pages dealing with occupational health and safety (OHS) and the information collected by its personnel during discussions, workshops, forums, colloquia, conferences or any other event addressing the major issues of OHS research.

ReparPARTNERSHIP
IRSST and REPAR/FRSQ
The IRSST and the Réseau provincial de recherche en adaptation-réadaptation of the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (REPAR/FRSQ) have just entered into a partnership agreement. Through this agreement, the parties will jointly finance the production of knowledge reviews. As a first initiative, the IRSST and REPAR/FRSQ are inviting researchers interested in participating in a call for proposals on osteoarthrosis of the knee.

JOSEPH ZAYED
Joseph ZayedResearch leader in the chemical substances and biological agents field
Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Université de Montréal, Joseph Zayed has just been named research leader in the chemical substances and biological agents field at the IRSST. With a doctorate in public health, specializing in environmental toxicology, and author of numerous scientific publications, Mr. Zayed was also the director of the Centre interuniversitaire de toxicologie from 2001 to 2004 and chair of the expert advisory committee of the Canadian Network of Toxicology Centres in 2003- 2004.

NEW RESEARCH PROJECTS

Wind generatorWIND ENERGY SECTOR
An initial study to ensure workers' safety
The IRSST, the Laboratoire de recherche en énergie éolienne (LREE, Wind Energy Research Laboratory) and the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) have just begun an exploratory study on the health and safety risks associated with the tasks of workers in the wind energy sector, whose objective is to determine means of prevention
Indicators of compensated occupational injuries: analysis by industry and occupational category, Québec, 2005-2007
099-725
Patrice Duguay, Pascale Prud'homme, Alexandre Boucher, Marc-Antoine Busque / IRSST
Truck accidentWork-related road accidents in Québec, 2000-2006
099-446
François Bellavance / École des Hautes Études Commerciales Patrice Duguay / IRSST Stéphane Messier / École des Hautes Études Commerciales
Development of action scenarios to correct mental health problems in the school environment: application of an occupational psychodynamic approach
099-743
Marie-France Maranda, Louise St-Arnaud, Lucie Héon, Geneviève Fournier / Université Laval Lise Lachance / Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Anne Paillé, Simon Viviers / Université Laval

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