Industry Sector Claims and LTI Rate

Allowed lost-time claims by industry sector

The distribution of lost-time claims in the industry sectors were mostly the same over the past 10 years. Over this period, most sectors saw lower numbers of allowed lost-time claims, with the biggest decreases in the pulp & paper, food, mining and sector claims.

The services, manufacturing, health care, construction, and transportation sectors make up 85 per cent of all Schedule 1 lost-time claims in 2018. When comparing the numbers to 2017, the industries with the biggest increase in allowed lost-time claims were pulp and paper at 39 per cent, primary metals at 33 per cent and food at 12 per cent.

In 2018, the number of allowed lost-time claims in all sectors went up compared to 2017 except for forestry, mining, and construction which went down by 11, nine, and two per cent.


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Industry sector allowed lost-time claims by injury/illness year

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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 rate, we look at the number of allowed lost-time claims and the total number of people employed to show the number of lost-time claims per 100 employees. All 16 industry sectors lost-time injury rates went down when compared with 2009.

The 2018 Schedule 1 lost-time injury rate was 1.00, a five per cent increase from 2017. The electrical, mining, construction, forestry and municipal industries lost-time injury rates went down, while all other industry sectors went up. Pulp & paper had the biggest increase at 43 per cent, and mining had the biggest decrease at 11.4 per cent.

Overall in 2018, seven of the industry sectors had a lost-time injury rate higher than the Schedule 1 rate. Nine sectors had lost-time injury rate lower than the Schedule 1 rate, where agriculture was the highest and education and electrical tying for the lowest.

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Industry sectors with lost-time injury rates above Schedule 1 by injury/illness year

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Industry sectors with lost-time injury rates below Schedule 1 by injury/illness year

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