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The forestry industry includes subsectors CU 7030, CU 732044, CU 732024, and CU 763015
The following charts illustrate how many claims and serious injury claims an industry has for every 100 workers, and the change in this rate over the most recent five-year period. Industries with a higher rate than other industries are considered more risky, while industries with a lower rate are considered less risky. The ultimate target is to have an injury rate of zero.
|Injury Rate - Forestry||5.6||4.2||4.8||5||5|
|Injury Rate - All of B.C.||2.9||2.3||2.3||2.3||2.3|
|# Person Years||19,652||15,812||17,325||18,640||19,647|
|# Time-Loss Claims||1,098||672||833||935||973|
|# Serious Injury Claims||515||333||400||436||459|
|Serious Injury Rate - Forestry Industry||2.6||2.1||2.3||2.3||2.3|
|Serious Injury Rate - All of B.C.||1.0||0.8||0.8||0.8||0.8|
|# Serious Injury Claims||515||333||400||436||459|
The following charts show the frequency of claims for which short-term disability, long-term disability, or survivor benefits have been awarded. The first chart shows overall claim counts. The second chart shows the percentage of claimants who are young and mature workers. The third chart shows the percentage of claims that are due to ergonomic incidents.
|Young Worker Claims||11||13||12||11||12|
|Mature Worker Claims||16||17||19||22||24|
|# STD/LTD/Fatal Claims||1,160||709||910||1,026||1,077|
|# Young Worker Claims||125||90||111||109||131|
|% Young Worker Claims||11%||13%||12%||11%||12%|
|# Mature Worker Claims||182||124||176||224||260|
|% Mature Worker Claims||16%||17%||19%||22%||24%|
|# Ergonomic Claims||201||138||148||191||182|
|% Ergonomic Claims||17%||19%||16%||19%||17%|
|# First-Paid LTD Claims||243||166||184||237||344|
|Nature of Injury||# Serious Injury Claims||% of Serious Injury Claims Total|
|Accident Type||# Serious Injury Claims||% of Serious Injury Claims Total|
|Fall from elevation||366||17%|
|Fall on same level||313||15%|
|Other bodily motion||205||10%|
|Accepted Fatal Claims||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
|MVI, prior year||2||2|
|MVI, same year||3||1||1||1||2||8|
|Other injury, prior year||4||1||1||6|
|Other injury, same year||12||3||4||5||8||32|
|Nature of Injury||# STD/LTD/Fatal Claims||% STD/LTD/Fatal Claims|
|Accident Types||# STD/LTD/Fatal Claims||% STD/LTD/Fatal Claims|
|Fall from elevation||710||15%|
|Fall on same level||623||13%|
|Other bodily motion||469||10%|
|Exposure to noise||252||5%|
# Ergonomic (MSI) Claims: The number of STD or LTD Claims where the Accident Type is Overexertion or Repetitive Motion. Ergonomic Claims do not include fatalities, and may be referred to as Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) claims.
# Mature Worker Claims: The number of STD/LTD/Fatal Claims where the worker is aged 55 or older at the time of injury.
# Person Years: The estimated number of persons working all year on either a part-time or full-time basis. Estimates of person year quantities are based on gross payrolls submitted by employers and on matching wage-rate data.
# STD/LTD/Fatal Claims: The number of claims with costs related to at least one of the following benefits types: short-term disability benefits (STD), long-term disability benefits (LTD), or survivor benefits (Fatal) and where the first STD/LTD/Fatal payment date is within the year.
# Serious Injury Claims: The number of claims with a first Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), or Fatal payment in the month of injury or the three months following the month of injury AND where at least one of the following is met: (a) long duration (wage-loss in the period of 28 or more days); (b) high health-care costs (costs in the period equivalent to 28 or more days of wage-loss); (c) fatality (fatal benefit payment in the period); (d) serious medical diagnosis (one of 275 selected ICD9 codes).
% Serious Injury Claims: The percentage of STD, LTD, and Fatal claims that are considered to be a Serious Injury. Calculated as the number of Serious Injury Claims divided by the number of Non-Health Care Only claims first-paid in the month of injury or in the following three months.
# Time-Loss Claims: The number of claims with costs related to at least one of the following benefits types: short-term disability benefits (STD), long-term disability benefits (LTD), or survivor (Fatal) benefits and where the first STD/LTD/Fatal payment date is within the year of injury or the three months following the year of injury.
# Young Worker Claims: The number of STD/LTD/Fatal Claims where the worker is aged between 15 and 24 at the time of injury.
Claim Cost Paid: The sum of all health-care (HC) payments, short term disability (STD) payments, vocational rehabilitation (VR) payments, long-term disability (LTD) reserves and one-time cash awards, and survivor benefit reserves and one-time cash awards charged in the year, regardless of the year of injury.
Injury Rate: The number of non-health care only claims per one hundred person-years of covered employment, where one hundred person-years is the equivalent of one hundred full-time & part-time employees working in the year.
Mature Worker Claims: The number of STD/LTD/Fatal Claims where the worker is aged 55 or older at the time of injury.
MVI: Motor Vehicle Incidents
Nature of Injury: The injury or illness in terms of its principal physical characteristics. (Mapped coding level)
Serious Injury Rate: The number of Serious Injury Claims per one hundred person-years of covered employment, where one hundred person-years is the equivalent of one hundred full-time & part-time employees working in the year.
Source of Injury: The object, substance, exposure, or bodily motion that directly produced, transmitted, or inflicted the injury or illness previously identified. (Mapped coding level)
Young Worker Claims: The number of STD/LTD/Fatal Claims where the worker is aged between 15 and 24 at the time of injury.
Accident Type: The accident or exposure that describes the manner in which the injury or disease was produced or inflicted by the identified source of injury or disease. (Mapped coding level)