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CNESST guides

The Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) has created a health standards guide for the therapeutic care sector that includes massage therapy, kinesitherapy, and orthotherapy. They have also created several fact sheets, documents, and reminders to support workers in resuming activities in the most secure and safe conditions possible. We invite you to consult them.

Guide for the therapeutic care sector

Workplace Sanitary Standards Guide for the Therapeutic Care Sector

Enhancement of measurements

CNESST Directives

Due to the arrival of the Omicron variant and the increase in cases, the CNESST is asking the workplace to reinforce the following measures since December 20:

  • Mandatory telecommuting (where applicable)
  • Minimum distance of two meters between people
  • Continuous wearing of a quality mask

These measures apply to workers.

Eye Protection

The Réseau has contacted the CNESST and the Public Health gerenal directorate to clarify the information regarding eye protection for massage therapists in private practice.

The CNESST has confirmed by email that eye protection is still optional. Massage therapists who may be required to wear eye protection are those working in the health sector or in high-risk areas. In such cases, we invite you to contact your workplace for information.

The Public Health gerenal directorate has confirmed that eye protection remains a recommendation in cases where physical distance cannot be maintained for an extended period of time. However, they have informed us by email that the rules are dictated by the CNESST.

With this information, the Réseau team reiterates what was announced during the summer. Eye protection becomes optional in the green level, but remains a public health recommendation when the distance cannot be respected for a prolonged period.

The CNESST has also informed us that the health measures guides, including the guide for therapeutic care in private practice, are currently under review and that changes may be made. When the guides are updated, we will take the time to consult the guide for therapeutic care in private practice to see if any changes have been made. If so, the Réseau will contact its members to inform them.

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