Brochure ‘Are there carcinogens in your workplace? It’s time to act!’

Cancer is the primary cause of death in Québec (Canada) and in the majority of industrialized countries. Carcinogenesis is a complex process, and researchers estimate that from 2 to 8% of cancers are work-related, depending on the country and cancer considered. In order to be able to prioritize research needs, it is necessary to have a status report in terms of Québec workers’ level of exposure to carcinogenic substances and the number of occupational cancers.


This brochure is intended for occupational health and safety officers, employers and workers. It concerns all workplaces, from small businesses to large corporations. Its objective is to provide guidance on the prevention and reduction of exposure to carcinogens in the workplace. It deals primarily with chemical, biological and physical agents and is based on the most up-to-date knowledge available.

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France Labrèche
Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST)
Solution types
  • 1. S – Substitution
  • 2. T – Technical measurements
  • 3. O – Organizational measurements
  • 4. P – Personal protection