IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Review of knowledge on the design, use, evaluation and impacts of guides, and organization of a database on the main OHS guides


Practice guidelines are considered as a means of organizing and accelerating knowledge transfer. It is estimated that 10,000 practice guidelines of all types are published every year. According to a recent study, close to one third of Canadian occupational health and safety (OHS) researchers have participated in the development of a guide in the last five years.

The people in charge of this study reviewed the literature on clinical practice guidelines in order to extract the key instructions and to see what could be transferable to the OHS field. This choice is explained by the abundant projects on health practice guidelines and the publications on this subject in the last 25 years. A database of the OHS guides published in French that can be downloaded free of charge has been produced and made available on the Web site of the Québec OHS research network.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 0099-8880
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2012
  • Monique Lortie (Université du Québec à Montréal )
  • Denys Denis (IRSST)
  • Lise Desmarais (Université de Sherbrooke)
  • Cheikh Faye (Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail)
  • Sylvie Gravel (Université du Québec à Montréal )
  • Laurent Giraud (IRSST)
  • Elena Laroche (TÉLUQ, Université du Québec)
  • Iuliana Nastasia (IRSST)