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Damien Burlet-Vienney / Professional researcher grade 1

P.Eng. Industrial and Mechanical Engineering; M.A.Sc. Industrial Engineering; Ph.D. Industrial Engineering


Damien Burlet-Vienney started working at the IRSST in 2008. He carries out research studies and knowledge transfer activities in the area of industrial machine safety. He is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and has a doctorate in industrial engineering from École polytechnique de Montréal. Damien is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at École polytechnique de Montréal. His research interests are risk assessment related to industrial machines, hazardous energy control (lockout/tagout and other methods) for stationary and mobile machinery, collaborative robotics, vehicle lifts, risk of collision between mobile machines and pedestrian workers, and risk management in confined spaces.



  • Machine risk assessment and reduction (ISO 12100)
  • Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout and other methods) (CSA Z460)
  • Security devices associated with machines
  • Collaborative robotics (ISO/TS 15066)
  • Collisions between mobile machinery and pedestrian workers
  • Vehicle lifts
  • Risk management in confined spaces (CSA Z1006)

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