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Identifying Occupational Health and Safety Risks ─ Toolkit for Teachers Supervising Practicums in the Work-Oriented Training Path (WOTP) Program


Adolescents with learning disabilities are particularly vulnerable in terms of occupational health and safety (OHS) because they have manual jobs, are inexperienced and may have problems understanding, making it harder to learn about OHS.

In Québec, the Work-Oriented Training Path (WOTP) is designed to prepare learning-disabled young people for the job market through work-study programs and workplace training as a learning mode.

A key issue for these young people is using the training to develop OHS skills. Under the WOTP, the instructor in charge of training integration, supervision and assessment is pivotal in developing basic OHS training. These teachers ensure that risks present during the training do not compromise the learning process and health of students and help them develop OHS skills.

The purpose of this knowledge transfer activity is to develop a tool to help teachers to assess workplace OHS risks.

Additional Information

Type: Knowledge Transfer Activity
Number: 2017-0037
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2018
  • Marie-Hélène Poirier (IRSST)
  • Marie Laberge (Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine)
  • Linda Savoie (IRSST)
  • Aurélie Tondoux (Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine)