Association de la construction du Québec

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ACQ Prevention Mutuals

There’s strength in numbers! Benefit from substantial savings on your CNESST contributions.

Improve Your OHS Performance

ACQ prevention mutuals allow contractors with superior occupational health & safety (OHS) performance to group together and benefit from preferential CNESST contribution rates. In addition to committing to a workplace accident prevention process, you’ll improve your company’s OHS performance and realize substantial savings, in the thousands of dollars.

When you join our prevention mutuals, you gain several benefits!

  1. Permanent team of advisors in your region
  2. Visits by our experts to your job sites
  3. No fees to pay for medical or legal expertise
  4. Development of a prevention program at no charge
  5. Advisory services and management of your workplace accident case files

What We Offer you

Monetary savings

Membership in the high-performance employers group ensures sound management of OHS in your company and significant savings on premiums payable to the CNESST.

Savings in 2019 on contributions paid to the CNESST by our members

Unit (#) CNESST rate 2019 MUTUAL rate 2019
Painting (80110) 9.18 5.64
Electricity (80170) 3.92 2.49
Plumbing (80160) 4.98 3.13
Excavation (80030) 5.15 3.23
Concrete (80100) 8.39 5.17
Masonry (80140) 8.95 5.50

Customized Prevention Plan

Our advisors can travel directly to your job sites to help maximize your OHS performance and develop a prevention program with you at no charge, conduct compliance visits, file an inspection report, and recommend a custom action plan. With a permanent presence in more than 13 regions, they stand ready to take rapid action for your company.

Workplace Accident Management

Our team of managers will assist you with every stage of the administrative and medical process following an accident at work. They can help with writing requests for expert medical opinions, assist in your discussions with the CNESST, and play an active role in the temporary assignment, return to employment or rehabilitation process.

Defence and Expert Witness Fund

The legal defence and expert witness fund covers prevention mutual members’ expenses for expert medical opinions or legal representation before the courts, when required. You have no fees to pay; we handle everything for you!

Get a free analysis of your potential savings

Fill out the following CNESST authorization form (in French only) so that we can evaluate your needs. This form will allow us to access your CNESST file. Following your file analysis, one of our representatives will get in touch with you.

Send the completed form back to us at the following email or mailing address:

By email:

By mail:
Association de la construction du Québec
9200, boul. Métropolitain Est
Montréal (Québec) H1K 4L2


Our Representatives Are Present in Your Region

  • Montérégie, Eastern Townships, Outaouais · Abitibi · Northwestern Quebec

    Sylvain Pétrin

    Phone: 514-209-4363

  • Montréal, Laval · The Laurentians, Lanaudière

    Luc Gratton

    Phone: 514-212-5668

  • Quebec City, Northeastern Quebec, Mauricie · Bois-Francs, Bas-Saint-Laurent · Gaspésie · Les Îles, Saguenay · Lac-Saint-Jean

    Yannick Lehoux

    Phone: 418-931-6627