Santé au travail

  • 16 avril 2020

    Any resumption of non-essential services must be carried out in such a way as to control the transmission of COVID-19. It is of paramount importance to avoid a significant increase in the number of people infected, hospitalized or in intensive care, and of deaths.

    A number of conditions must be respected to ensure the control of COVID-19 in Québec. Failure to comply with these conditions could lead to a significant increase in the number of cases and thus potentially to reconsideration of the strategy for reopening workplaces (number and type of workplaces, required distancing and protection measures) aimed at re-establishing an equilibrium and ensuring the sustainability of the health care system. These conditions are set out here:...

  • 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

    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).

  • 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...

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