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

Annual Occupational Health and Safety Indicators in Québec, 2012–2016


In 2016, a first series of annual indicators was produced in order to understand trends in injuries over the period from 2007 to 2012. The aim of the current activity is to analyze how the situation has evolved in terms of the frequency, seriousness and cost of employment injuries since then.

The objective is to produce indicators that will serve to supply and support the development and directions of the IRSST’s research activities by identifying categories of workers or injuries that have followed a less favourable trend over that period.

The researchers will use two sources of data: the administrative files of the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) for employment injuries, and Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for employment rates.

The results will make it possible to identify changes concerning groups of workers and the characteristics of employment injuries in terms of their frequency, seriousness and costs. Trends with respect to deaths caused by industrial accidents or occupational diseases will also be analyzed.