Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

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Financing

Method of payment for the insurance premium to the CNESST

Which employers are required to pay their insurance premium by periodically?

Payroll statement

When should I complete and forward my payroll statement to the CNESST?

What is the minimum salary insurable by the CNESST?

What is the maximum salary insurable by the CNESST?

How is the insurance premium paid to the CNESST?

Are there penalties if I do not submit my payroll statement on time?

Are any workers excluded from the payroll allocation?

What is the payroll statement?

Who needs to obtain personal coverage?

How do I report my payroll if I have several experience files?

Corporate transactions

How does the CNESST determine that there is experience continuation in a corporate transaction?

What impact does the purchase or sale of a business have on my CNESST dues?

General information

What is a customized rate?

How is my contribution rate calculated?

What are my options if I disagree with a classification decision?

What is a classification decision?

What is the Notice of Assessment and what do I do when I receive that document?

What does experience index mean?

Prevention

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

What is PPE?

Safety group certificate

If the company misplaces its certificate, can it get a new one?

Who sends the certificate to the employer?

How long should the certificate be posted?

What is the certificate?

Where should the certificate be posted?

Why does the certificate need to be posted?

Internal OHS rules

What is an internal OHS policy?

Investigation and analysis

Why do an investigation when an accident occurs, with or without injury?

VHMIS

What is WHMIS?

Active Occupational Health and Safety Committee

Is an HSC mandatory?

What is the Health and Safety Committee (HSC)?

OHS meeting

What is an OHS meeting and why is it useful?

Workplace inspection

What is an inspection system?

Safety

What are the employer's obligations in terms of safety?

Emergency measures

What is a contingency plan?

Preventive maintenance of equipment

What is preventive maintenance?

Prevention program

What is a prevention program?

Administration

Enrollment and withdrawal

How do I enroll in a safety group?

Who can enroll in a safety group?

How can I enroll another one of my companies in a group?

What is the deadline for enrolling in a safety group?

General information

What are my obligations as a member of a safety group?

What are the benefits of being part of a safety group?

What is a safety group?

Do I need to sign a contract every year?

What services does my group offer?

How can I obtain training on the various topics related to safety groups?

Legal

Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT)

What is the Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT)?

Grievances under section 32

What is a grievance under section 32?

Claim management

Temporary assignment

What are the benefits of the temporary assignment for the employer?

When can I make a temporary assignment?

What are the benefits of the temporary assignment for the employee?

What type of work can be assigned?

What is a temporary assignment?