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2017 in brief

INRS has published the highlights and key figures of the year 2017. Discover or re-discover the high points of 2017, a year marked by many events and the Institute’s 70th anniversary.

Electromagnetic fields, occupational bore-out, musculoskeletal disorders, psychosocial risks, new technology, chemical risks, etc.; for INRS the year 2017 was marked by numerous achievements in occupational safety and health: studies, publications, tools, training…2017 was also the 70th anniversary of the founding of INRS, the occasion to remember, through a selection of highlights, its commitment to preventing occupational risks since  1947.

Some key figures for 2017



570 employees

207 people based in Paris (headquarters) and 363 in Lorraine



€80 million

of which 98% from the National Fund for the Prevention of Occupational Accidents and Diseases



18,4 million

employees and 2.2 million institutions under the general social security scheme


To contribute to the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases, INRS uses four complementary means of action, broken down as follows:

Studies and Research

97 studies performed by close to 240 in 21 laboratories specialised in chemical, physical, psychological, mechanical, psychosocial risks, etc.
118 articles published in scientific and technical journals
143 presentations made during conferences and seminars
About 20 PhD students hosted and 8 theses defended in 2017


1,172,314 people trained by organisations certified by INRS
26,025 people registered on the INRS self-study website to acquire the basics in occupational risk prevention
159 classroom training sessions held by INRS for 1,863 trainees
Within the framework of a partnership with the Ministry for Education, 700,000 students in vocational education received training in occupational safety and health in 2017


11,400 external requests for expertise answered by experts in the legal, medical and technical fields
Documentation centre with 90,000 references in all fields of occupational risk
50 experts active in 80 French and international standardisation committees and 170 working groups

Information et communication

1,9 million brochures and posters disseminated
6,2 million hits and 6,7 million documents downloaded on www.inrs.fr
3 journalsTravail et Sécurité (monthly, 74,000 subscribers); Hygiène et Sécurité du Travail (quarterly, 2,600 subscribers and Références en santé au travail (quarterly, 4,500 subscribers)
55,000 suscribers to the electronic newsletter as at end 2017.


Last update on 17/09/2018