1983: First scientific policy
Upon the recommendation of the Scientific Advisory Board, the IRSST’s Board of Directors adopted its first scientific policy. Among other things, it advocated a balance between health research and safety research, as well as closer links with the world of work.
New programs and teams
Another highlight of the year was the creation of three programs: Safety Engineering, Safety Ergonomics, Work Organization and Safety.
Two new associated research teams were also recognized: the(Université de Montréal research group on the impact of psychosocial factors on occupational health and safety), headed by Marc Renaud, and the (Université Laval research group on the work context and task characteristics as OHS risk factors), coordinated by Michel Vézina.
The scholarship program designed to promote OHS researcher training had 129 recipients, including Ginette Truchon and André Plamondon, researchers at the IRSST, and Ana Maria Seifert, who was appointed union representative to the Scientific Advisory Board in 2014.