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17 March 2020

Do you have questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Due to the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the risk of transmission of this virus, the CNESST has decided to cancel all scheduled expert opinions from designated health professionals, as well as pulmonologists for an evaluation medical relating to occupational pulmonary diseases, until Friday, April 3, 2020 inclusive.
The Medical Assessment Office also canceled scheduled appointments this week.
We encourage you to cancel your requests for expertise to avoid displacement of workers.
Message sent on March 17, 2020.

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31 January 2020

The list of occupational diseases will be reviewed

The Minister of Labor, Jean Boulet, is preparing to dust off the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases. He will present his reform next March, a much more flexible formula from the list of diseases recognized by the Standards, Equity, Health and Safety Commission (CNESST).

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Le siège social de la CNESST, à Québec PHOTO : RADIO-CANADA / OLIVIA LAPERRIÈRE-ROY
28 January 2020

Major changes to the CNESST management team

Rather than limiting itself to a change of managers, Ms. Manuelle Oudar, President and CEO of the CNESST also reaches out to the employees, many of whom had confided in Radio-Canada on condition of anonymity.

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25 January 2020

The current occupational health and safety regime no longer corresponds to today’s realities.

The President of the FTQ responds to the employer`s tendentious arguments on the reform of the law on occupational health and safety.

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