A-3.001 - Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases

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348.2. The Committee’s mandate is to make recommendations and advise the Minister and the Commission as regards occupational diseases, in particular
(1)  by conducting scientific monitoring, by identifying and analyzing research and studies on occupational diseases, including research and studies produced by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec and the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail;
(2)  by analyzing the causal relations between diseases and contaminants or the risks peculiar to a type of work; and
(3)  by producing written opinions on the identification of occupational diseases, on contaminants or on the peculiar risk factors related to occupational diseases and on the criteria for determining them.
The Committee must, when drawing up its opinions and recommendations, take into account the realities specific to women and men.
The Committee may carry out any other mandate conferred on it in accordance with the Acts administered by the Commission. A further mandate conferred on the Committee is to examine any matter submitted to it by the Minister or the Commission and to give its opinion.
The Committee may, for the purposes of the mandates conferred on it or that it initiated, establish subcommittees composed of experts and consult, or entrust the carrying out of work to, any expert or public body.
2021, c. 27, s. 96.