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

1993: Acting where it matters most

To ensure close correlation with workplace needs, the IRSST defined 15 priority research fields:

  • Back problems
  • Injuries attributable to repetitive work
  • Noise
  • Chemical and biological contaminants
  • Safety of industrial tools, machines and processes
  • Vibrations
  • Work organization
  • Protective equipment
  • Accident process
  • Evaluation of prevention
  • Air quality in non-industrial buildings
  • Occupational health and safety indicators
  • Rehabilitation
  • Safe maternity
  • Sociological and technological changes.
New appointment
Pierre Shedleur

Pierre Shedleur

A new chairman of the Board of Directors was named: Pierre Shedleur, He hoped to escalate the number of concrete projects carried out, and, as he himself put it in his message in the IRSST’s annual activity report, to act where it matters most..

Cooperation and coordination of OHS research efforts

In May, the IRSST hosted the annual meeting of the Sheffield Group, an international association of directors of occupational health and safety (OHS) research institutes. Research centres from Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, Finland, France, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden were represented. The directors agreed on the need for better coordination of their efforts to share research results and certain resources.