Santé au travail

  • 15 avril 2020

    The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) has mandated the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) to establish a working group to develop interim recommendations for workplaces and in the context of the application of preventive withdrawal and reassignment of pregnant or breastfeeding workers.

    The working group brings together physicians and professionals at the INSPQ with varying backgrounds in public health, occupational health and infectious diseases, two medical communities of practice that are part of the Québec Health Network in Occupational Health (Réseau de santé publique en santé au travail du Québec, RSPSATQ), namely the “Communauté médicale de pratique d’harmonisation Pour une maternité sans danger (CMPH-PMSD)” and the “Communauté...

  • 15 avril 2020

    The recommendations presented in this document are to be implemented when the Québec national public health director declares that there has been sustained community transmission of COVID-19 in the Québec population. Community transmission may be declared locally, regionally or province-wide.

    In the current context, the underlying premises for these recommendations are those issued by the public health authorities for the entire Québec population, who are required to postpone non-urgent appointments, remain at home except for essential trips (groceries, pharmacy, urgent healthcare), observe social distancing, and follow the established procedures when they present symptoms.

    Since there is no effective vaccine or specific treatment for COVID-19 at the time of drafting of...

  • 15 avril 2020

    This document presents the preventive measures to be applied by hotel workers to protect the health of employees and those who frequent the workplace (clients reception desk, building entrances and exits, housekeeping staff, laundry room staff, employees in contact with food, handling of merchandise, non-essential services, hotels which become temporary medical sites for covid-19 patients). These measures apply when sustained community transmission is confirmed by public health authorities.

  • 15 avril 2020

    COVID-19 preventive measures in the workplace
    These measures apply when sustained community transmission has been confirmed by public health authorities

    Characteristics of truck driving:

    Currently, all travellers returning from outside of Canada are required to undergo a 14-day voluntary isolation to limit the propagation of the coronavirus. In this context, the status of transborder employees, such as drivers of heavy vehicles (truck drivers), presents a particular situation. Presently, as mentioned by the Premier in a press conference, volunteer isolation measures for travelers returning from outside of Canada do not apply to truck drivers. This...

  • 10 avril 2020

    This document presents interim recommendations for the food processing industry. These COVID-19 preventive measures in the workplace will be adapted according to the epidemiologic situation in each region. In order to protect the health of employees and of those who come into contact with the workplace, employers and workers are asked to respect the guidelines given to workers.

  • 9 avril 2020

    This sheet presents the measures of interim recommendations for workers on construction sites. These workplace measures apply when sustained community transmission is confirmed by public health authorities. In order to protect the health of their employees and of those who frequent the workplace, employers are asked to promote, through measures for the organization of work methods and working hours, compliance with the instructions given to employees who are in mandatory isolation (telework), and to those who have other types of constraints (flexible hours, telework).

  • 9 avril 2020

    This document presents the prevention measures for workers in gas station. These measures apply when sustained community transmission is confirmed by public health authorities to protect the health of their employees and those who frequent the workplace.

  • 9 avril 2020

    This document presents the preventive measures to be applied by employers and workers in drinking water and wastewater treatment plants to protect the health of employees and those who frequent the workplace. These measures apply when sustained community transmission is confirmed by public health authorities.

  • 13 mars 2020
    • Actuellement, il n’y a aucune preuve scientifique permettant de déterminer une valeur limite d’exposition au bruit qui tiendrait compte de l’atténuation des protecteurs auditifs individuels (serre-tête, bouchons d’oreilles), principalement en raison de l’absence de moyen valide pour évaluer l’exposition des travailleurs au bruit dans pareille situation.
    • La recension des écrits et des pratiques sur l’évaluation de l’exposition des travailleurs au bruit montre qu’aucun indicateur ou outil n’est présentement disponible pour mesurer avec exactitude l’exposition résiduelle au bruit sous le protecteur auditif tel que porté et lorsque porté par le travailleur à son poste de travail.
    • Les études rapportent que l’atténuation du bruit par les protecteurs peut varier de...
  • 12 février 2020

    Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du Plan d’action 2013-2020 sur les changements climatiques du Québec, le ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec a mandaté l’Institut national de santé publique du Québec afin de mener une étude exploratoire portant sur les impacts psychosociaux vécus chez les travailleurs à la suite de quatre événements météorologiques extrêmes qui s’accentueront avec les changements climatiques, soit les vagues de chaleur, les inondations, les tempêtes et les feux de forêt.

    Cette étude exploratoire visait à examiner brièvement la littérature et les connaissances de différents acteurs-clés afin de proposer par la suite des projets de recherche plus importants et qui répondent aux besoins et aux enjeux des milieux de travail et de la santé...

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