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

Facilitating Factors and Challenges Related to Implementing an Intervention to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders in a Seasonal Work Context: An Exploratory Study in the Food Processing Sector


In Québec, 105,300 workers were seasonally employed in 2018, representing 2.8% of total permanent and temporary employment (Statistics Canada, 2019).

This research activity addresses the subject of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) among seasonal workers. The research team will identify the elements in the work environment that could influence the development of actions to prevent MSDs. This information will enable better understanding of the specific context of seasonal work and the principles of action to consider in the design of an intervention measure for MSD prevention.

The team also plans to reach out to workplaces and to target the businesses where the project to implement and assess an ergonomic intervention to prevent MSDs in a seasonal employment context will be carried out.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 2019-0049
Status: Ongoing
  • Marie-Eve Major (Université de Sherbrooke)
  • Isabelle Feillou (Université Laval)
  • Nicolas Roux (Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne)
  • Nicole Vézina (Université du Québec à Montréal )