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

The strategies developed during unforeseen events by adolescent apprentices in semi-specialized trades and their impacts on OHS risks


The Act respecting Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases (AIAOD) defines an industrial accident as a sudden and unforeseen event, attributable to any cause, which happens to a person, arising out of or in the course of his work and resulting in an employment injury to him.

The main purpose of this study is to identify and classify the types of unforeseen events that arise, their immediate causes and individual and group responses and strategies observed in the context of semi-specialized trade apprenticeships among high school students registered in the Work-Oriented Training Path (young people aged 15 – 17).

The results of this study will improve knowledge of strategies for managing unforeseen events at work by novices and may be used to develop strategies for preventing occupational injuries in young workers.