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 pulp & paper, automotive and primary metals sectors.
The services, manufacturing, health care, construction, and transportation sectors account for 83 per cent of all Schedule 1 lost-time claims in 2017, however the industries with the largest increase in allowed lost-time claims were primary metals, municipal and mining when compared with 2016 at 42 per cent, 20 per cent and 18 per cent, respectively.
In 2017, the number of allowed lost-time claims in all sectors increased over that of the previous year except for the automotive, electrical and pulp & paper which each showed a decrease of two per cent or less.
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 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 experienced lost-time injury rate reductions when compared with 2008.
The 2017 Schedule 1 lost-time injury rate was 0.95, a one per cent increase from 2016. Of the 16 industry sectors, over half experienced a lost-time injury rate decrease, with pulp & paper showing the largest decrease of 12 per cent.
Overall in 2017, seven industry sectors had a lost-time injury rate above the Schedule 1 rate and nine had a lost-time injury rate below, with agriculture being the highest and education being the lowest.