2016 Allowed Lost Time Claims by Leading Occupations
Ontario’s workforce is diverse and made up of more than 155 occupations. Over the past 10 years for Schedule 1, motor vehicle and transit drivers, as well as labourers in the processing, manufacturing and utilities sectors were the two occupations with the highest number of allowed lost time claims. Workers between the ages of 20 and 24 years represent the leading age group of allowed lost time claims in most of the seven leading occupations.
In 2016, workers aged 50 to 54 years and 20 to 24 years represented the greatest percentage of allowed lost time claims for the two leading occupations, which were motor vehicle and transit drivers, and labourers in the processing, manufacturing and utilities sectors, respectively. The leading occupations for female workers were assistive occupations in support of health services while motor vehicle and transit drivers were the leading occupations for male workers. In all cases, the leading nature of injury was sprains and strains and the part of body most frequently injured was the lower back.