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

Overview of the role of managers and employee representatives and practice conditions promoting OHS management in Québec underground mines

Abstract

Recognized as high-risk, the mining industry is faced with a shortage of trained and adequately experienced workers. The Association paritaire pour la santé et la sécurité du travail du secteur minier (APSM) has expressed its concern in this regard and wants to develop one kind of OHS training for supervisors and another for prevention officers. To assist in guiding its actions, it wants the IRSST to continue analyzing data collected in a previous research project on managers in order to define the roles, challenges, factors hindering or facilitating their role in OHS.

This research proposes to make further use of data previously collected in three underground mines to elucidate the role and practice context of managers and employee representatives with respect to OHS and integration.

The research will provide insight into the role of these workers in OHS and new worker integration, as well as the context, issues, challenges they encounter and factors likely to facilitate their role.