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Strategic Plan

INRS’s Strategic Plan (2018-2022): Meeting current challenges and anticipating those of the future

INRS’s current five-year Strategic Plan was adopted by its Board of Directors in 2018. In line with the policy set out by the occupational accidents and diseases branch of Social Security, it defines objectives to adapt to societal, institutional, regulatory, organisational, scientific and technical changes in the world of work.

The INRS strategic framework for the period 2018-2022 sets objectives to be achieved within 4 occupational risk prevention programs :

Biological risks

  • Allergens 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Exposure to pathogens 
  • Health-care settings 
  • Mycotoxins and endotoxins 
  • Zoonoses…

Chemical risks 

  • Carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic substances
  • Occupational allergies
  • Asbestos and fibres 
  • Nanoparticles and ultrafine particles 
  • Endocrine disruptors…

Physical and mechanical risks

  • Thermal environments 
  • Noise 
  • Falls 
  • Electromagnetic fields 
  • Electricity 
  • Work equipment/dangerous machines 
  • Fires – explosions 
  • Personal and collective protection 
  • Ionising radiation 
  • Optical radiation 
  • Vibration…

Risks related to organisation and work situations

  • Addictions 
  • Workplace design and working situations 
  • Atypical working hours 
  • New forms of employment, subcontracting, temporary work 
  • New forms of work and organisation 
  • Psychosocial risks 
  • Transport and logistics 
  • Musculoskeletal disorders…

Five occupational safety and health focus topics for 2022 :

  • Personal care services
  • Smart manufacturing and prevention
  • Impact of information and communication technology
  • Multi-exposure at work
  • Reproduction and work


In addition, by drawing on field experience and daily contact with companies in conjunction with different OSH players, INRS steers and manages foresight and horizon scanning, as well as warning activities for the occupational accidents and diseases branch of Social Security.


Last update on 17/06/2021