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Welcome to By the Numbers: 2018 Statistical Report. This report highlights health and safety trends in Ontario, including injuries, fatalities and return-to-work results. As a hub of health and safety data, we are using our data intelligence to help drive better health and safety outcomes across the system. Health and safety partners can use the information in By the Numbers to focus their efforts to improve workplace safety.

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Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 highlights


Schedule 1 employers are those for which the WSIB is liable to pay benefit compensation for workers’ claims. Schedule 1 employers are required by legislation to pay premiums to the WSIB and are protected by a system of collective liability.

Schedule 2 employers are employers that self-insure the provisions of benefits under the WSIA. Schedule 2 employers are liable to pay all benefit compensation and administration costs for the workers’ claims.

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Workplaces – 319,000 employers covered, 16 industries
Injuries – Nature 47% Sprains and Strains, Event 17% Over-exertion, Part of Body 15% Low Back
Claims – 254,000 Registered Claims
Workers – 5.6 M people
Benefit Payments – $2,83,000,000