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Document ID (ISN)100755
CIS number 02-1636
ISBN(s) 2-551-21648-6
Year 2002
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches R-316
Author(s) Cloutier E., Lefebvre S., Ledoux E., Chatigny C., St-Jacques Y.
Title Occupational safety and health issues associated with knowledge transfer: Case of machinists and cooks
Original title Enjeux de santé et de sécurité au travail dans la transmission des savoirs professionnels: le cas des usineurs et des cuisiniers [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, Oct. 2002. x, 205p. Illus. 76 ref.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract The aim of this study was to develop a better understanding of the occupational safety and health issues related to knowledge transfer in occupational settings. A first phase of the study consisted in taking stock of the current situation of apprenticeship within enterprises with the Quebec employment agency (Emploi-Québec). The study then focused on two high-risk occupations, cooks and machinists. It was conducted within two enterprises and involved discussions with managers, trade union representatives, skilled workers and apprentices. As highlighted by the two case studies, the issue of transmission of knowledge is mutli-faceted and complex. It is important that the assignment of tasks takes into account the age and experience of the workers. Furthermore, numerous organizational and environmental factors influence the way in which knowledge transmission occurs. Proposals for further studies are made, together with recommendations addressed to Emploi-Québec for facilitating apprenticeships in enterprises.
Descriptors (primary) work organization; induction training; machining; hotel industry; safety and health training; teaching; apprentices; plant safety and health organization; metalworking industry
Descriptors (secondary) case study; qualifications; skilled trades; experience
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Hotels and restaurants
Teaching and educational institutions
Metalworking industry