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From October 17 to 19, the IRSST will be hosting a meeting of the CSA Z259 technical committee on fall protection. The committee takes a leadership role in fall protection to promote the occupational health and safety of people working at heights. Some forty delegates from various countries develop, draft and maintain product standards, as well as testing standards for these products for the purpose of their certification or registration.
The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) and the Palais des congrès de Montréal have launched a call for applications from potential recipients of the first-ever IRSST/Ambassadors’ Club Joint Award. Valued at $10,000, the award will go to an applicant who, through his or her active involvement in a scientific committee or as the organizer of a national or major international conference, has demonstrated his or her intention to promote Montreal as the ideal location for holding a scientific event on occupational health and safety (OHS).
A two-part longitudinal study gave researchers a better understanding of the process of implementing interventions that foster good mental health in the workplace. Four organizations involved in this type of process participated. The study was conducted with managers of the participating organizations by means of two questionnaire-based measures administered three months apart and one-on-one interviews. The managers also took part in an information session where they were presented with 25 psychosocial constraint (PC) management tools.