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Effects of cumulative work activities and constraints on the OHS of young student workers


Proportionally, young people are victims of occupational accidents 1.5 times more often than older workers. From 1999 to 2004, an average of one death per month was recorded in this population. Also, these young people are more likely to hold atypical jobs and to have several jobs, without considering that half of them are also studying, thus forcing them to adopt schedules limiting their resting time. To better understand their increased risk of occupational injuries, the researchers will attempt to determine the consequences of cumulative work activities and constraints on their health and safety by taking into account the fact that they are a group vulnerable to excessive fatigue. The results of this study can be used in developing information and awareness campaigns targeting young workers and their employers.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 0099-5500
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2011
  • Luc Laberge (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi)
  • Élise Ledoux (IRSST)
  • Esther Cloutier (IRSST)
  • Suzanne Veillette (Cégep de Jonquière)
  • Nadine Arbour (Cégep de Jonquière)
  • Lise Lachance (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi)
  • Marco Gaudreault (Cégep de Jonquière)
  • Chloé Thuilier (IRSST)
  • Julie Auclair (Cégep de Jonquière)
  • Claude Rozon (Cégep de Jonquière)