From May 25 to June 11, the IRSST is hosting a delegation from the University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan (UOEH). The visit is part of a joint initiative of the IRSST and the Université de Montréal’s School of Public Health (ESPUM) aimed at sharing and raising awareness of Quebec occupational health and safety (OHS) training and research practices.
A number of working sessions are planned on subjects of common interest, including industrial hygiene training programs; laboratory management; environmental, toxicological and microbiological analyses; and instrument calibration, not to mention current and upcoming projects in the IRSST’s four areas of research.
Also on the agenda are knowledge transfer with a view to encouraging workplaces and other targeted audiences to make use of research results, as well as the IRSST’s research priorities.
"The Institute, a leader in OHS research in Quebec, has developed a unique approach to research based on joint efforts with employers and employees, and we would like to share our vision and experience with our visitors," explained Ms. Larue. “Furthermore, as a funding agency, another facet of our mission is to help train OHS researchers. Our visitors are particularly interested in Quebec’s OHS system, which covers more than 95% of workers,” she said.