Hydro-Québec maintains very high occupational health and safety standards. However, an analysis of its health and safety practices conducted in the wake of unfortunate accidents revealed certain areas for improvement that led the company to review its work methods. The resulting initiatives will lay the foundations for an in-depth culture change in this area.


  • Occupational health and safety is discussed in two-way internal communication meetings so that information is shared more rapidly at all levels.
  • Occupational health and safety training: 24,033 registrations
  • Number of participants in health awareness and promotion activities: 3,191 (2,217 in 2016).
  • Aviation safety, particularly during helicopter flight, was reiterated after a crash took the lives of four workers from another utility.

Work-related accident rate

The graph shows results of 2.38 in 2014, 2.30 in 2015, 2.56 in 2016 and 2.23 in 2017.