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

Annual occupational health and safety indicators in Québec, 2007–2010


For over 25 years, the IRSST has produced indicators every five years on the frequency and severity of occupational injuries using compensation data from the CSST and statistics from the Canadian census. The five-year indicators are very useful for portraying the risk and severity of injuries according to economic activity, profession, gender and age. However, they do not make it possible to detect short-term fluctuations and medium-term trends because of the four-year time lag between the occurrence of injuries and the publication of the five-year indicators.

This activity is in line with the institution’s goal of supporting and guiding research by producing relevant OHS annual indicators. The annual indicators concern the frequency, severity, frequency-severity and costs of occupational injuries. They are based on several data sources, including the CSST’s administrative files and Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, taking into account the workers’ gender, age, occupational category and economic activity, either through analyzing each criteria individually or through cross tabulations. These indicators will be added to the five-year indicators to target OHS research needs through greater consideration of the evolution of compensated occupational injuries over the years.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 2012-0036
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2016
Research Field: Special Projects