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

Work-related traffic accidents: what about pedestrians?


Pedestrian workers are a subgroup more vulnerable to work-related traffic accidents (WRTAs). This subgroup includes blue collar workers, construction workers, police officers, delivery workers, etc. There is little data on these workers, aside from the fact that they are exposed to a risk of traffic accidents and high levels of stress and insecurity.

The researchers will examine the relationships between work environments, situations at risk for traffic accidents and the daily stress levels of pedestrian workers.

This study should provide insight into the determinants and circumstances of WRTAs involving pedestrians and propose improvements, primarily concerning work organization.

Following this study, employers and pedestrian workers will have access to data and findings that could be used for training and prevention purposes.

This research is funded under a call for proposals launched by the IRSST in 2015 on the prevention of work-related traffic accidents.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 2015-0067
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2021
  • Marie-Soleil Cloutier (Institut national de recherche scientifique)
  • François Vachon (Université Laval)
  • Nicolas Saunier (Polytechnique Montréal)