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

Agreement signed by the IWH (Ontario) and the IRSST (Québec)

  •   June 12, 2024

Montréal, June 12, 2024 - The Institute for Work and Health (IWH) and the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) ratified last May 28th in Toronto, a five-year Master Cooperation Agreement.

This agreement strengthens the relationship between IWH and IRSST, and establishes their intention to share resources, conduct joint research, and assist each other with knowledge transfer and exchange—all in service of a common goal to support safe and healthy work and workers.

The IRSST is very pleased to be associated with IWH in this joint effort which fosters collaboration in research, knowledge transfer and mobilization on OHS topics of common interest. This collaborative agreement will promote the role and the influence of both research centres with stakeholders, decision-makers and workplaces in Canada and around the world,” says Lyne Sauvageau, President and CEO of the IRSST. “Several points of convergence emerge from our respective strategic plans, which are based on a strong and consistent commitment to conducting research that is useful for the workplace”.

When you look at the work and health research ecosystem in Canada, IWH and IRSST both have unique positions within this landscape,” says Dr. Peter Smith, IWH President and senior scientist. “Our multidisciplinary research environments allow us to focus on a broad suite of relevant work and health questions from worker, workplace and systems perspectives. In addition, we both also have a commitment to effectively communicating our findings to the audiences who can use them”.

The IWH Institute for Work & Health ( and the IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en Sécurité du travail pursue the mission of contributing, through research, to the prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses and occupational diseases.



Noémie Boucher
Directrice des communications, IRSST
514 258-4640