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Subject: [DCHAS-L] infoIRSST News about research January 2014 | Vol.12-01
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:38:55 -0500
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News about research
January 2014 | Vol.12-01
Worker's Fact Sheet now available: Carcinogens in Workplaces
A number of causes may add up and increase the risk of getting cancer or developing it at a younger age
Worker Evaluation of Manual Dexterity, Tactile Sensitivity and Comfort
Different glove models were tested by three groups of workers: police officers, garbage collectors and gardeners. Volunteers from each group performed typical work tasks and then filled in a perception questionnaire to give their opinions of the gloves in terms of dexterity, tactile sensitivity and comfort.
Control Banding Method
Selecting a Respiratory Protection Against Bioaerosols
This report proposes a control banding method for selecting respiratory protection against infectious and non-infectious bioaerosols applicable to all workplaces.
Crystalline Silica Exposure
In order to improve knowledge about working conditions that can expose construction workers, a joint team from the Universit=E9 de Montr=E9al and the IRSST developed an occupational exposure database for this contaminant based on the literature.
March 11-14, 2014, University of Southampton, UK
Short courses on Human Responses to Vibration
ISVRThree courses will be offered by the University of Southampton to provide an insight into human responses to vibration in specified areas and explore applications of research:
Course A - Vehicle ride and seating (2 days)
Course B - Whole-body vibration (3 days)
Course C - Human Responses to Vibration (4 days)
The courses are ideally suited to engineers, scientists and others seeking a good understanding of human effects of vibration and related regulations. The courses include lectures, laboratory tours and demonstrations.
InfoIRSST - News about research is produced by the Communications and Knowledge Transfer Division of the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauv=E9 en sant=E9 et en s=E9curit=E9 du travail (IRSST)
505, boul. De Maisonneuve Ouest
Montr=E9al (Qu=E9bec) CANADA
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