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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Signature of an agreement between ANSES and the IRSST

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News of 09/09/2011

9 September 2011

This Thursday, 8 September 2011, ANSES and the Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute Robert-Sauvé (IRSST) in Quebec signed a four-year framework cooperation agreement.

The partnership agreement defines the framework for bilateral collaboration in occupational health and safety research and expertise activities. This may involve the provision of scientific personnel and expertise services, joint production of results, or exchanges of data. The pooling of resources will increase efficiency and the capacity to produce, distribute and exploit results from research and expertise activities on occupational issues, conducted by both organisations.
A list of topics of common interest that the organisations may collaborate on has been drawn up and includes the monitoring of current and emerging issues in occupational health, unsociable working hours, asbestos and nanomaterials.
This agreement follows a four-year framework agreement signed between AFSSET and the IRSST in 2007. The two institutions have worked together in recent years on many occupational health issues, including asbestos and tremolite talc. Scientists at the IRSST have been collaborating with ANSES by participating in ANSES working groups and Expert Committees, and through research projects funded under the ANSES call for research proposals.

About ANSES’s international partnerships

The cooperation agreement between ANSES and the IRSST is part of the Agency’s strategy for development of international cooperation. Many agreements have thus been signed with counterpart institutions in countries such as Germany (BfR), Belgium (CODA-CERVA), Denmark (DTU), the Netherlands (Council for Public Health and Healthcare), Switzerland (IST), Canada (Health Canada, University of Montreal, IRSST), China (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China Institute of Veterinary Drug Control - IVDC) and the United States (US-FDA).

Find out more

> Robert-Sauvé Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute (IRSST) website