News from INRS

  • New research director at INRS The PEROSH group bids farewell to Didier Baptiste who retired at the end of the last year. We would like to express our particular thanks to him regarding his great commitment during his PEROSH chairmanship from 2011 to 2015 and wish him all the best ...
  • INRS: Assessment of the impact of initial OSH training on the occurence of occupational accidents among the under-30s In the period of transition from school to work, under-25s are more vulnerable to occupational accident risks due to them being both young and new to their jobs. In view of this overly high accident rate, prevention for this population has been focused on teaching ...
  • INRS: Bladder cancer and oil mists Oil mists are aerosols of cutting fluids comprising straight oils or aqueous fluids (soluble oils or synthetic fluids). Certain chemicals can be present in such fluids or can form while they are being used: in particular polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) (straight oils and soluble fluids), ...
  • INRS study on effectiveness of fume extraction guns In semi-automatic arc welding, fume extraction guns appear to be the most suitable for reducing exposure to fumes. However, this solution for capturing pollutants at the source is not systematically implemented in the field because of ergonomic, technical and economic constraints. INRS carried out a ...
  • SEIRICH Assessment of chemical risks INRS and professional organisations in France have developed the computer application SEIRICH (système d’évaluation et d’information sur les risques chimiques en milieu professionnel) Intended for the different OSH practitioners, SEIRICH aims to assist them in chemical risk assessment. In particular, it makes it possible to ...
  • Accidents with movement disturbance – Results of the INRS study In France, one-third of occupational accidents with sick leave are caused by slips, trips, or other movement disturbances. INRS has conducted a multi-disciplinary study for the purpose of better understanding the factors lying at the cause of such accidents, such as involvement in a mental ...
  • Thermal degradation of plastics The plastics industry in France comprises nearly 3,300 companies with over 130,000 people. The processing of plastic materials at high temperatures can generate potentially toxic substances. INRS therefore conducted a study in order to identify the main products released when different polymers are heated. 23 thermoplastic ...
  • Assessment of occupational exposure to cytotoxic drugs by urinary or surface sampling Occupational exposures to cytotoxic drugs, particularly in hospitals, must be assessed and controlled owing to the mutagenic, carcinogenic and teratogenic character of certain of these compounds. In this context, INRS has developed an exposure assessment strategy based on urinary biomonitoring and measurement of surface contamination. ...

Newsletter

Contact

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
Healthy, Vital and Safe Work
Schipholweg 77-89
2316 ZL Leiden
The Netherlands

> Get in touch

PHP Code Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com