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

2007: Research in the present tense

Innovations for asthma diagnosis

The latest generation of aserosol exposure systems facilitating the diagnosis of asthma, the SCL GenaSICTM was officially launched by the Québec company SCL Medtech Inc. The IRSST assigned a licence for the use of its patent so that the company could create an improved version of the system compliant with current standards. The federal and provincial governments both contributed financially to this project.


Diane Gaudet passed the torch to Marie Larue, who took over as the IRSST’s new president and CEO.

Diane Gaudet, Marie Larue

Diane Gaudet et Marie Larue

Luc Meunier was appointed the new chairman of the IRSST’s Board of Directors. He replaced Réal Bisson who had been the acting chair since the departure of Gérard Bibeau.

Luc Meunier

Luc Meunier

2007 institutional colloquium

The 2007 institutional colloquium ran under the theme OHS risk assessment: convergences and divergences of various disciplinary approaches  a pertinent topic for all those required to adapt their practices to better reflect the various facets of occupational risks in the workplace.