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

Workload Characteristics in the Context of Robust OHS Prevention Measures for Managers and Their Teams: The Case of Health Network Managers


Recent studies have highlighted the extent of pressures faced by corporate executives. These pressures can affect their health and their ability to effectively perform their roles with their teams. While work intensification is well documented, there is a significant gap in understanding workload determinants and their impact on managers and their employees.
This study will identify the determinants of workload among healthy managers and will record the impacts on OHS and executive leadership. The study also aims to develop a model to understand the risk factors associated with workload-related health problems and to recommend preventive measures.
The study seeks to enhance understanding of workload, its characteristics and consequences, as well as the favourable or unfavourable factors to prevention in terms of OHS. It will propose a specific model to understand the risk factors associated with workload issues for managers.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 2017-0021
Status: Ongoing
  • Pierre-Sébastien Fournier (Université Laval)
  • Marie-Hélène Gilbert (Université Laval)
  • Julie Dextras-Gauthier (Université Laval)
  • Caroline Biron (Université Laval)
  • Jean-Pierre Brun (Université Laval)
  • André Côté (Université Laval)