At a Glance
In Québec, occupational health and safety is the responsibility of the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST). This organization’s mission is to administer Québec’s occupational health and safety plan in compliance with two laws: An Act respecting occupational health and safety and An Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases.
An Act respecting occupational health and safety passed in 1979, this Act deals first and foremost with the prevention of work-related accidents and diseases. It created the CSST, now named CNESST, and entrusted this organization with its various mandates.
An Act respecting industrial accident and occupational diseases. Having entered into force in 1985, this Act introduces a remedial system for injuries or diseases caused by work. It provides for the payment of compensation when necessary, the supply of health care and assistance with rehabilitation.
Workers’ Compensation Act. This Act, passed in 1931, was replaced by An Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases on August 19, 1985, but is still in force for the accidents or diseases having occurred prior to that date.
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Workers Compensation Average Assessment Rate (2019): $1.79 per $100
Workers Compensation Maximum Assessable Earnings (2019): $76,500
Workplace Annual Statistics Report: 2015 Occupational Injuries Amongst Federal Jurisdiction Employers