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

Analyzing the risk of injury with permanent physical or mental impairment in Québec


Injuries with permanent physical or mental impairment (PPMI) have serious human and economic consequences. Although they represented only 13% of traumatic accidents and musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) with lost time compensated by the CSST in 2010, they accounted for more than half of compensated days (51%) and disbursements (54%) for such injuries.

The percentage of injuries with permanent impairment among traumatic accidents and MSDs has increased over the past decade, from 11% in 2001 to 13% in 2010. However, knowledge on worker and job characteristics associated with a risk of injury with PPMI, and on changes in this risk over the years, is very limited.

This study will provide the frequency rates of traumatic accidents and MDS with PPMI based on the characteristics of workers (e.g., age, sex) and their jobs (e.g., profession, industry). The analysis will identify worker or job characteristics affecting the risk of accident or MDS with PPMI, and define the groups at highest risk for injury with PPMI.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 2014-0014
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2017
Research Field: Special Projects