Although the term “green jobs” is fashionable and is in keeping with sustainable development, there is very little information available on the subject. The goal of a new study published by the IRSST was to produce a profile of green jobs in Quebec and assess the potential risks to workers’ health as a result of their exposure to chemicals and biological agents.
More specifically, the researchers aimed to:
- define the “green economy” in Quebec;
- identify “green jobs”;
- determine which chemicals and biological agents workers might be exposed to; and
- conduct a qualitative assessment of potential risks to workers’ health.