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

Services provided and accreditations 

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.

Services provided


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.

Accreditations and Recognition


Accreditation AIHA LAP, LLC

IRSST laboratory (ID: 101913, certificate) is accredited by the AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP) in the IHLAP (Industrial Hygiene) program for the Fields of Testing as documented by the Scope of Accreditation Certificate and associated scope (ID: 101913, scope). These fields of testing refer to different types of analyses such as:

  • Asbestos
  • Metals (including beryllium)
  • Silica
  • Solvents

AIHA-LAPaccreditation complies with the ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2017 requirements, but this does not imply ISO 9001 certification and registration.

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 :2017 requirements and with NYSDOH-ELAP specific requirements, but this does not imply ISO 9001 certification and registration.

SCC Certificate and Scope of Accreditation

Filtration efficiency and differential pressure of a filtering face-piece (FFPs) according to procedure IRSST I-APR-001 and the method from Annex A of the attestation document BNQ 1922-900.