Allowed Lost Time Claims by Industry Sector
The distribution of lost time claims among the industry sectors remained fairly consistent over the past 10 years. Over the same period, most sectors experienced significant decreases in the number of allowed lost time claims with the largest decreases in the primary metals, pulp and paper, and automotive sectors.
The services, manufacturing, health care, construction, and transportation sectors account for 85 per cent of all Schedule 1 lost time claims in 2016. All of these industry sectors had an increase in allowed lost time claims compared with 2015. Services and manufacturing had the largest increases in allowed lost time claims at 13 per cent per cent each.
In 2016, the number of allowed lost time claims in all sectors increased over that of the previous year except for the mining sector which showed a decrease of 7 per cent.
Industry Sector Allowed Lost Time Claims by Injury/Illness Year
For a jurisdictional breakdown of Accepted Lost Time Claims by the Standard Industrial Classification please go to National Work Injury Statistics Program (NWISP) | AWCBC.
Lost Time Injury Rates by Industry Sector
To calculate the lost time injury (LTI) rate, we look at the number of allowed lost time claims and the total number of workers employed to show the number of lost time claims per 100 workers. All 16 industry sectors experienced LTI rate reductions when compared with 2007.
The 2016 Schedule 1 LTI rate was 0.94, an 11 per cent increase from 2015. Of the 16 industry sectors, only the forestry and mining sectors experienced an LTI rate decrease.
Overall in 2016, seven industry sectors had an LTI rate above the Schedule 1 rate and nine had an LTI rate below, with agriculture being the highest and education being the lowest.