Higher education and research are sectors where occupational hazards can be numerous and varied. Workers in this sector may be exposed to physical risks, such as injuries caused by laboratory equipment or research instruments, or to chemical, electrical or biological risks. The prevention of occupational risks is therefore a crucial issue to ensure the health and safety of workers in higher education and research, as well as to maintain a healthy and productive work environment.
Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Full Professor at Polytechnique Montreal and President and CEO of CIRANO, was a speaker at the Symposium France-Canada Perspectives on Occupational Risk Prevention in Higher Education and Research on May 23, 24 and 25. Manuelle Oudar, President and CEO of the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) was also present and made a presentation on the regulations and organization of prevention applicable to higher education and research.
This symposium focused on the occupational risks faced by workers in higher education and research. It aimed to promote exchanges and discussions between experts, researchers and professionals from France and Canada in order to share best practices and trends in occupational risk prevention in higher education and research.