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Domestic violence, the obligation of employers

As of October 6, 2021, employers of Quebec must protect their employees from situations of domestic, family, or sexual violence that may occur in the workplace.

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Presentation of the new CNESST temporary assignment form

As announced by the CNESST, since October 6, new changes to the law on industrial accidents and occupational diseases are in effect. A new temporary assignment form is now mandatory.

New CEO for the MEDIAL Group

On the eve of the company’s 30th anniversary and as the company continues to grow, MEDIAL Chairman Marcel Curodeau is pleased to announce the appointment of the new President and CEO of the MEDIAL Group.

Amendment to the AIAOD: New obligations for the rehabilitation of your employees

Effective October 6, 2022, Section 170 of the AIAOD is amended. The CNESST will now be able to determine if suitable employment exists in your organization and will have the power to sanction an employer ($) if it does not cooperate in this process.

OHS Prevention: How to create an action plan?

With the numerous risks of accidents, employers are obliged to put in place prevention mechanisms. In order to ensure a safe work environment, the development of an action plan is an essential tool for organizations.

Nine Zero Tolerances in Occupational Health and Safety

In order to mobilize the industry's efforts and reduce the risk of accidents as much as possible, the CNESST has identified 9 priority targets on which emphasis is placed during their interventions. We present to you how to comply with them in order to avoid derogations or a statement of offence.

Claims management: Avoid unpleasant surprises in the 8th quarter

When a workers' compensation claim is active in the 8th quarter, it can result in a significant increase in your CNESST assessment.

How to comply with the new OHS obligations

Find out how the prevention mutual service is ideal for meeting many of your new OHS obligations.

Management of work-related accidents outside Quebec

In Quebec, the employer is often under the impression that the treating physician is king and in control of the outcome of the case, policies and philosophies differ in other provinces. Discover the notable distinctions between Quebec and the rest of Canada.

Preventing work-related accidents in isolated areas

Working in remote locations is a reality that many people face in their jobs. The lack of an effective means of communication can be accompanied by a variety of safety risks for workers.

Thermal Stress: Working Safely in the Cold

Learn about the dangers of cold work for your employees and the importance of employer awareness.

Occupational injuries and telework, what the case law says

In two decisions rendered at the end of 2021 by the Administrative Labour Tribunal, the Court confirmed that accidents suffered by workers are acceptable, even if they occurred before the legislator specifically included the concept of telework in the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases.

How to prevent accidents on the ice in winter

Heavy snow, freezing rain, sleet or even significant temperature variation are all conditions that increase the risk of falling.

Understanding and identifying psychosocial risks at work

Now included in the workplace analysis, psychosocial risks are an integral part of the occupational health and safety management processes in place at employers.

Properly manage teleworking to maximize your productivity

After more than a year of operating remotely, even the most reluctant employers have found that it is possible to combine organizational productivity with work-life balance for their employees.

How to avoid musculoskeletal disorders when teleworking?

In order to prevent claims to the CNESST, but especially to preserve the health of your staff, it is important to ensure the health and safety of everyone, even at a distance!

Accidents on the ice: how to reduce costs?

It is possible, in some specific cases, to have the costs of a work-related injury removed from your employer file.

The choice of the insurance limit: a decision not to be left to chance

Unfortunately, this exercise is often left to chance so that many thousands of dollars can remain in the CNESST coffers rather than in your pockets!

10 solutions for the well-being of your employees

Keeping your team satisfied helps retain your top talent, reduce monetary losses from turnover and improve your organizational performance.

How to prevent harassment at work?

What can you do to prevent harassment in your work environment? First and foremost, you must apply a zero tolerance policy.

OHS risk prevention: working at heights

Falls are a major cause of injury to workers. This article presents the main risks of falls and the employer's obligations

Psychological and sexual harassment: your obligations as employers and employees

Bill 176 passed by the Quebec National Assembly on June 12, 2018, added an employer obligation regarding workplace harassment.

Patience is effectiveness

MEDIAL's founder, Mr. Marcel Curodeau, explains the importance of being patient as an entrepreneur to acheived your long term goals.

MEDIAL, winner of the National Bank 2015 gold SME award

MEDIAL received the National Bank 2015 Gold SME awards. This Gala highlight the excellence of local businesses, celebrates the dynamism and know-how of leaders who have distinguished themselves among their peers and contributed to the collective wealth of Quebec.