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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.
The Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) and the IRSST have signed a service agreement whereby the Institute will provide the CNESST and its network with the necessary laboratory services for the application of prevention activities prescribed by the health and safety plan. Prominent among these services are those related to the establishment of intervention and health programs in various economic sectors and to the environmental and biological monitoring needed to ensure compliance with existing standards. A specific annual budget has been established for this purpose.
These services, provided under the terms of the CNESST-IRSST agreement, are available in priority to specialists in the Québec health and safety network.
Private sector specialists are also accepted.
IRSST laboratory (ID: 101913) is accredited by the AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP, LLC) in the IHLAP (Industrial Hygiene) and EMLAP (Environmental Microbiology) programs for the Fields of Testing as documented by the Scope of Accreditation Certificate and associated scope. These fields of testing refer to different types of analyses such as:
AIHA-LAP, LLC accreditation complies with the ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2017 requirements, but this does not imply ISO 9001 certification and registration.
CLAS Certificate Number 94-01
IRSST laboratory (NY Lab Id #12084) is accredited by the Environmental Laboratory Approval Program of the New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center for Asbestos in Non-Friable Material by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM).
This accreditation complies with the ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005 requirements and with NYSDOH-ELAP specific requirements, but this does not imply ISO 9001 certification and registration.