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

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Documentation Centre

IRSST's Documentation Centre responds to requests from IRSST personnel for documentary information in the occupational health and safety (OHS) field. It also offers on-site access to the Institute's documents to the following people:

  • OHS professionals and practitioners;
  • workers;
  • employers;
  • anyone interested in OHS.

For assistance in your literature searches, visit the CNESST documentation centre.

Our holdings

We manage our document holdings in partnership with the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) and joint sector-based associations (JSAs) within the occupational health and safety documentary network.

The publications listed in the catalogue and located at the documentation centres of the CNESST or JSAs participating in the documentary network can be borrowed by contacting directly the documentation centre concerned.

Our Services

Consultation area

The Informathèque is open to the public, by appointment, during business hours for anyone wishing to consult documents on site.

Interlibrary loans (ILL)

Monographs are available for loan, free of charge, for a maximum of four weeks. Reference books and journals are excluded from the loan service.

On-line resources

ISST Catalogue

Collective catalogue identifying the holdings of the IRSST’s Informathèque and of the documentation centres of the IRSST and sector-based associations in the documentary network.

Useful OHS links

A list of on-line resources in fields related to OHS: working conditions, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, rehabilitation, toxicology, etc.

Contact us

Phone : 514 288IRSST-1551, ext. 240
Fax : 514 288IRSST-1551
E-mail :
Requests for Laboratory methods :