Occupational health

  • April-15-20

    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...

  • April-15-20

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

    In the interest of protecting the health of employees and other persons in the workplace, employers and workers are asked to:

    1. Ensure at all times that the safety of police officers and security guards is not compromised or reduced by the use of protective equipment against COVID‑19 and that each situation is assessed before proceeding with any intervention.

    2. Promote compliance with directives applicable to employees required to self-isolate at home and, when possible, promote teleworking for designated...

  • April-15-20

    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.

  • April-15-20

    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...

  • April-15-20

    Cette fiche présente les recommandations intermédiaires en phase de reprise progressive des activités pour les centres de jardin et piscines, les pépinières et les entreprises d'aménagement paysager.

  • April-10-20

    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.

  • April-09-20

    Latest update in French: May 5 (update in English coming soon).

    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).

  • April-09-20

    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.

  • April-09-20

    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.

  • March-13-20
    • 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...

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