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(June 12, 10AM) Gradual resumption of the Laboratory Division’s activities. Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the health and safety of its employees and its entire network, the IRSST has implemented exceptional measures.

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The IRSST/Ambassador’s Club Award

  • February 06, 2020

The IRSST/Ambassadors’ Club Joint Award was handed out yesterday at the Recognition Award Gala, an annual event organized by the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The award went to two researchers, Dr. France Labrèche, a researcher at the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et sécurité du travail (IRSST) and Dr. Marie-Élise Parent, a professor and researcher at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), who are organizing the 28th edition of the International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH 2020) to be held this year in Montreal.

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WebExpo: Simplifying the Interpretation of Occupational Exposure Measurements

  • January 28, 2020

A large part of industrial hygienists’ work consists of measuring workers’ occupational exposure levels. The high variability in measured levels poses a considerable challenge when it comes to interpreting them relative to occupational exposure limits (OELs). Despite the existence of a consensus-based framework for this purpose, the associated approaches have not been widely adopted by industrial hygiene practitioners. They require calculations that are not feasible with current tools, and the statistical results obtained can be difficult to communicate to workers and managers.

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Apple Growers’ Skin Exposure to Pesticides

  • December 05, 2019

The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) has just published a study describing apple growers’ skin exposure while performing their main tasks related to mixing and spraying pesticides and their use of protective clothing. Based on a review of the literature, extensive field observations and repeated interviews with five growers, the researchers conducted a detailed analysis of exposure situations and factors that facilitate or interfere with the wearing of protective clothing.

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