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infoIRSST News about research Volume 11-03  | May 2013

IRSST's Scientific Direction becomes a WHO collaborating centre

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the IRSST's Scientific Direction as one of its collaborating centres. The main role of the collaborating centres (CC) is to provide strategic support to WHO in fulfilling its mandated activities and to help it ensure the scientific validity of global health work.

New releases

Three New Studies on Exposure to Engineered Nanoparticles

The IRSST and NanoQu=E9bec are pleased to announce they will jointly fund three new research projects on worker exposure to engineered nanoparticles.

Occupationnal injuries in mines in one year cost $130 million

Despite companies' prevention efforts and an improvement in the situation, mining remains a hazardous industry due to the frequency and severity of accidents.

Construction Workers' Exposure to Crystalline Silica

In the construction industry, occupational exposure to crystalline silica is common in several trades due not only to its presence in many handled materials, but also to the processes. In Qu=E9bec, as in other jurisdictions, the crystalline silica exposure levels in the construction industry still exceed frequently the regulatory limit values.

This report identifies the tasks and tools that may expose workers to silica at levels above the regulatory level.

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