IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

1979: An act respecting occupational health and safety

The National Assembly passed the Act Respecting Occupational Health and Safety (AOHS), presented by Minister of State for Social Development Pierre Marois. At the origin of the creation of the IRSST, section 169 of this law stated that “the Government may, upon the recommendation of the Minister, establish a body whose function is research in occupational health and safety.


Pierre Marois, Minister of State for Social Development, 1977-1980
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Clément Godbout, Director of the Syndicat des métallos (1981-1991), Secretary-General of the FTQ (1991-1993), President of the FTQ (1993-1998)