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Manufacturing Claims Statistics 2008 to 2012


Claims overview
Claims characteristics
Top accidents/injuries by occupation (PDF 108 KB)


Claims overview

Injury Rate

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.

Manufacturing injury rate comparison from 2008 to 2012

Injury rate comparisons for the manufacturing industry,and all of B.C. for 2008 to 2012

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Injury Rate - 71 Manufacturing 4.6 3.5 3.3 3.4 3.5
Injury Rate - All of B.C. 3.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3


Manufacturing subsectors - Injury rate comparison from 2008 to 2012

Injury rate comparisons for the manufacturing industry and its subsectors for 2008 to 2012

Subsector/Sector 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Manufacturing 4.6 3.5 3.3 3.4 3.5
Food and beverage products 7.1 5.6 4.8 4.6 4.9
Metal and non-metallic mineral products 6.4 4.5 4.6 4.8 4.7
Other products (not elsewhere specified) 2.6 2.0 1.8 2.0 1.8
Petroleum, coal, rubber, plastic, and chemical products 3.3 2.5 2.2 2.1 2.1
Wood and paper products 3.9 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.4


Manufacturing - Serious injury rates from 2008 to 2012

Serious injury rate for manufacturing, and all of B.C. for 2008 to 2012

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Serious Injury Rate - 71 Manufacturing 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2
Serious Injury Rate - All of B.C. 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8


Manufacturing - # of serious injury claims from 2008 to 2012

Manufacturing serious injury claims for 2008 to 2012. 2008 = 2,982, 2009 = 1,247, 2010 = 2,082, 2011 = 2,193, 2012 = 2,369

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Serious Injury Claims - 71 Manufacturing 2,982 2,147 2,082 2,193 2,369


Manufacturing - # of claims and person years from 2008 to 2012

Claims and Person Years 2008 to 2012

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
# Person Years 213,607 188,091 187,759 192,535 196,321
# Time-Loss Claims 9,859 6,634 6,144 6,498 6,780
# Serious Injury Claims 2,982 2,147 2,082 2,193 2,369


Claim Counts

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.

Chart showing the number of STD/LTD/fatal claims for manufacturing from 2008 to 2012. 2008 = 10,191, 2009 = 6,894, 2010 = 6,533, 2011 = 7,028, 2012 = 7,123

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
# STD/LTD/Fatal Claims 10,191 6,894 6,533 7,028 7,123
# First-Paid LTD Claims 951 689 761 945 1,377


Chart comparing young worker vs. mature worker claims for the period 2008 to 2012

  # Young Worker Claims % Young Worker Claims # Mature Worker Claims % Mature Worker Claims
2008 1,503 15% 1,271 12%
2009 850 12% 973 14%
2010 684 10% 1,093 17%
2011 918 13% 1,203 17%
2012 855 12% 1,249 18%


Chart showing the percentage of ergonomic claims from 2008 to 2012. 2008 = 32%, 2009 = 32%, 2010 = 32%, 2011 = 32%, 2012 = 29%

  # Ergonomic Claims % Ergonomic Claims
2008 3,268 32%
2009 2,216 32%
2010 2,075 32%
2011 2,279 32%
2012 2,064 29%


Manufacturing - Injury type profile for serious injuries from 2008 to 2012
Nature of Injury # Serious Injury Claims % Serious Injury Claims
Other strains 3,037 26%
Back strain 2,471 21%
Fractures 2,361 20%
Cuts 1,232 10%
Bruise 741 6%
Amputation 449 4%
Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis 251 2%
Concussion 236 2%
Other 995 8%
TOTAL 11,773 100%


Manufacturing - Accident type profile for serious injuries from 2008 to 2012
Accident Type # Serious Injury Claims % Serious Injury Claims
Overexertion 3,508 30%
Struck by 2,090 18%
Caught in 1,227 10%
Fall on same level 1,216 10%
Fall from elevation 1,113 9%
Struck against 955 8%
Other bodily motion 753 6%
Repetitive motion 308 3%
MVIs 226 2%
Exposure to heat, cold 122 1%
Other 255 2%
TOTAL 11,773 100%


Manufacturing - Accepted fatal claims from 2008 to 2012

Chart showing accepted fatal claims for the manufacturing industry from 2008 to 2012.

Accepted Fatal Claims 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Grand Total
Asbestos exposure 17 19 15 23 23 97
MVI, same year 0 1 2 0 2 5
Other disease 5 2 7 1 4 19
Other injury, prior year 2 1 2 0 1 6
Other injury, same year 0 4 0 2 5 11
TOTAL 24 27 26 26 35 138

Claims characteristics

Manufacturing - Injury type profile for time loss claims from 2008 to 2012

#STD/LTD/Fatal Claims

Chart showing #STD/LTD/fatal nature of injury claims from 2008 to 2012. Other strains=26%; 9,772, Back strain=22%; 8,181, Cuts=15%; 5,798, Bruise=11%; 4,141; Fractures=7%; 2,645, Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis=2%; 842, Concussion=2%; 751, Other=11%; 4,183

Nature of Injury # STD/LTD/Fatal Claims % STD/LTD/Fatal Claims
Other strains 9,772 26%
Back strain 8,181 22%
Cuts 5,798 15%
Bruise 4,141 11%
Fractures 2,645 7%
Abrasion 1,456 4%
Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis 842 2%
Concussion 751 2%
Other 4,183 11%
TOTAL 37,769 100%


Manufacturing - Accident type profile for time loss claims from 2008 to 2012

Chart showing #STD/LTD/fatal claims by accident type from 2008 to 2012. Overexertion = 11,075; 29%, Struck by = 7,478; 20%, Fall on same level = 3,140; 8%, Struck against = 3,114; 8%, Caught in = 2,631; 7%, Fall from elevation = 2,628; 7%, Other bodily motion = 2,628; 7%, Repetitive motion = 1,036; 3%, Matter in eye = 1,019; 3%, Other = 3,020; 8%

Accident Types # STD/LTD/Fatal Claims % STD/LTD/Fatal Claims
Overexertion 11,075 29%
Struck by 7,478 20%
Fall on same level 3,140 8%
Struck against 3,114 8%
Caught in 2,631 7%
Fall from elevation 2,628 7%
Other bodily motion 2,628 7%
Repetitive motion 1,036 3%
Matter in eye 1,019 3%
Other 3,020 8%
TOTAL 37,769 100%


Manufacturing - Sample tree diagrams for injury type from 2008 to 2012

Overexertion resulting in brack strains 2008 to 2012

Falls resulting in fractures 2008 to 2012

Caught in (e.g. potentially related to safeguarding issues) resulting in fractures 2008 to 2012

*Note: Average cost and days are paid to date at the time of the report and can continue to increase over time; Data Source ODW Monthly Snapshot as at February 2013.

Data source: WorkSafeBC, 2013

Go to the Terms of Reference for definitions of terms used.

Food & Beverage Claims Statistics 2008 to 2012


Claims overview
Claims characteristics
Top accidents/injuries by occupation (PDF 103 KB)


Claims overview

Food and beverage products (subsector 7110) - Injury rate comparison from 2008 to 2012

Injury rate comparisons for the food and beverage,and all of B.C. for 2008 to 2012

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Injury Rate - Subsector 7110 7.1 5.6 4.8 4.6 4.9
Injury Rate - All of B.C. 3.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3


Food and beverage products (subsector 7110) - Serious injury rates from 2008 to 2012

Serious injury rate comparisons for the food and beverage,and all of B.C. for 2008 to 2012

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Serious Injury Rate - Subsector 7110 2.5 1.9 1.5 1.6 1.8
Serious Injury Rate - All of B.C. 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8


Food and beverage products (subsector 7110) - # serious injury claims from 2008 to 2012

2008 = 682, 2009 = 520, 2010 = 427, 2011 = 442, 2012 = 497

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Serious Injury Claims - Subsector 7110 682 520 427 442 497


Food & beverage products (subsector 7110) - Claims and person years

Claims and Person Years 2008 to 2012

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
# Time-Loss Claims 1,954 1,552 1,337 1,289 1,383
# Serious Injury Claims 682 520 427 442 497
# Person Years 27,437 27,539 28,071 27,897 28,394


Claim Counts

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.

Chart showing the number of STD/LTD/Fatal Claims from 2008 to 2012. 2008 = 1,979, 2009 = 1,594, 2010 = 1,412, 2011 = 1,367, 2012 = 1,416

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
# STD/LTD/Fatal Claims 1,979 1,594 1,412 1,367 1,416
# First-Paid LTD Claims 101 92 93 120 202


Chart comparing young worker vs. mature worker claims for the period 2008 to 2012

  # Young Worker Claims % Young Worker Claims # Mature Worker Claims % Mature Worker Claims
2008 158 8% 279 14%
2009 125 8% 239 15%
2010 112 8% 244 17%
2011 107 8% 238 17%
2012 106 7% 265 19%


Chart showing the percentage of ergonomic claims from 2008 to 2012. 2008 = 35%, 2009 = 33%, 2010 = 34%, 2011 = 35%, 2012 = 36%

  # Ergonomic Claims % Ergonomic Claims
2008 687 35%
2009 523 33%
2010 476 34%
2011 472 35%
2012 510 36%


Food & beverage products (Subsector 7110) - Injury type profile for serious injuries from 2008 to 2012
Nature of Injury # Serious Injury Claims % Serious Injury Claims
Other strains 777 30%
Back strain 651 25%
Fractures 366 14%
Cuts 221 9%
Bruise 194 8%
Concussion 75 3%
Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis 65 3%
Amputation 50 2%
Other 169 6%
TOTAL 2,568 100%


Food & beverage products (subsector 7110) - Accident type profile for serious injuries from 2008 to 2012
Accident Type # Serious Injury Claims % Serious Injury Claims
Overexertion 825 32%
Fall on same level 467 18%
Struck by 327 13%
Caught in 232 9%
Fall from elevation 218 8%
Other bodily motion 143 6%
Struck against 139 5%
Repetitive motion 75 3%
MVIs 63 2%
Other 79 3%
TOTAL 2,568 100%


Food & beverage products (Subsector 7110) - Accepted fatal claims from 2008 to 2012
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Asbestos exposure 0 0 0 1 1


Claims characteristics

Food & beverage products (Subsector 7110) - Injury type profile for time loss claims from 2008 to 2012

#STD/LTD/Fatal Claims

Chart showing #STD/LTD/fatal nature of injury claims from 2008 to 2012. Other strains=29%; 2263, Back strain=24%; 1,896, Cuts=14%; 1,016, Bruise=13%; 1,005; Fractures=5%; 411, Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis=3%; 213, Concussion=2%; 185, Heat burns=1%; 114, Other=9%; 665

Nature of Injury # STD/LTD/Fatal Claims % STD/LTD/Fatal Claims
Other strains 2,263 29%
Back strain 1,896 24%
Cuts 1,016 13%
Bruise 1,005 13%
Fractures 411 5%
Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis 213 3%
Concussion 185 2%
Heat burns 114 1%
Other 665 9%
TOTAL 7,768 100%


Food & beverage products (subsector 7110) - Accident type profile for time loss claims from 2008 to 2012

Chart showing #STD/LTD/fatal claims by accident type from 2008 to 2012. Overexertion = 2,420; 31%, Struck by = 1,334; 17%, Fall on same level = 1,079; 14%, Struck against = 553; 7%, Caught in = 530; 7%, Fall from elevation = 517; 7%, Other bodily motion = 439; 6%, Repetitive motion = 248; 3%, MVIs = 178; 2%, Other = 470; 6%

Accident Types # STD/LTD/Fatal Claims % STD/LTD/Fatal Claims
Overexertion 2,420 31%
Struck by 1,334 17%
Fall on same level 1,079 14%
Struck against 553 7%
Caught in 530 7%
Fall from elevation 517 7%
Other bodily motion 439 6%
Repetitive motion 248 3%
MVIs 178 2%
Other 470 6%
TOTAL 7,768 100%

Data source: WorkSafeBC, 2013

Go to the Terms of Reference for definitions of terms used.

Metal & Non-metallic Mineral Products Claims Statistics 2008 to 2012


Claims overview
Claims characteristics
Top accidents/injuries by occupation (PDF 107 KB)


Claims overview

Metal and non-metallic mineral products (subsector 7120) - Injury rate comparison from 2008 to 2012

Injury rate comparisons for the metal and non-metallic mineral manufacturing subsector,and all of B.C. for 2008 to 2012

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Injury Rate - Subsector 7120 6.4 4.5 4.6 4.8 4.7
Injury Rate - All of B.C. 3.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3


Metal and non-metallic mineral products (subsector 7120) - Serious injury rates from 2008 to 2012

Serious injury rate comparisons for metal and non-metallic mineral products, and all of B.C. for 2008 to 2012

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Serious Injury Rate - Subsector 7120 1.7 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.4
Serious Injury Rate - All of B.C. 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8


Metal and non-metallic mineral products (subsector 7120) - # serious injury claims from 2008 to 2012

2008 = 916, 2009 = 625, 2010 = 654, 2011 = 720, 2012 = 720

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Serious Injury Claims - Subsector 7120 916 625 654 720 720


Metal and non-metallic mineral products (subsector 7120) - Claims and person years

Claims vs. Person Years 2008 to 2012

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
# Time-Loss Claims 3,475 2,109 2,067 2,368 2,361
# Serious Injury Claims 916 625 654 720 720
# Person Years 54,586 46,584 44,821 49,594 50,598


Claim Counts

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.

Chart showing the number of STD/LTD/Fatal Claims from 2008 to 2012. 2008 = 3,584, 2009 = 2,197, 2010 = 2,142, 2011 = 2,520, 2012 = 2,497

  # STD/LTD/Fatal Claims # First-Paid LTD Claims # First-Paid Fatal Claims
2008 3,584 276 15
2009 2,197 188 14
2010 2,142 191 12
2011 2,520 264 14
2012 2,497 463 18


Chart comparing young worker vs. mature worker claims for the period 2008 to 2012

  # Young Worker Claims % Young Worker Claims # Mature Worker Claims % Mature Worker Claims
2008 158 17% 433 12%
2009 309 14% 329 15%
2010 250 12% 357 17%
2011 392 16% 401 16%
2012 350 14% 407 16%


Chart showing the percentage of ergonomic claims from 2008 to 2012. 2008 = 30%, 2009 = 30%, 2010 = 30%, 2011 = 30%, 2012 = 29%

  # Ergonomic Claims % Ergonomic Claims
2008 1,062 30%
2009 655 30%
2010 633 30%
2011 766 30%
2012 729 29%


Metal and non-metallic mineral products (subsector 7120) - Injury type profile for serious injuries from 2008 to 2012
Nature of Injury # Serious Injury Claims % Serious Injury Claims
Other strains 918 25%
Fractures 861 24%
Back strain 741 20%
Cuts 328 9%
Bruise 237 7%
Amputation 103 3%
Other injuries 80 2%
Concussion 65 2%
Other 302 8%
TOTAL 3,635 100%


Metal and non-metallic mineral products (subsector 7120) - Accident type profile for serious injuries from 2008 to 2012
Accident Type # Serious Injury Claims % Serious Injury Claims
Overexertion 1,061 30%
Struck by 806 23%
Caught in 377 11%
Fall from elevation 341 10%
Other bodily motion 252 7%
Fall on same level 239 7%
Struck against 217 6%
Repetitive motion 73 2%
MVIs 48 1%
Other 221 4%
TOTAL 3,635 100%


Metal and non-metallic mineral products (subsector 7120) - Accepted fatal claims from 2008 to 2012

Chart showing accepted fatal claims for metal and non-metallic mineral products from 2008 to 2012. Overexertion = 3,587; 28%, Struck by = 2,791; 22%, Other bodily motion = 979; 8%, Struck against = 916; 7%, Caught in = 888; 7%, Fall from elevation = 869; 7%, Fall on same level = 784; 6%, Matter in eye = 754; 6%, Exposure to toxic substances = 410; 3%, Other = 962; 7%

Accepted Fatal Claims 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Grand Total
Asbestos exposure & other disease 15 13 14 11 15 68
MVI, same year 0 1 1 0 1 3
Other injury, prior year 1 0 0 0 0 1
Other injury, same year 0 1 0 2 1 4
TOTAL 16 15 15 13 17 76


Claims characteristics

Metal and non-metallic mineral products (subsector 7120) - Injury type profile for time loss claims from 2008 to 2012

#STD/LTD/Fatal Claims

Chart showing #STD/LTD/fatal nature of injury claims from 2008 to 2012. Other strains=24%; 3,050, Back strain=21%; 2,746, Cuts=14%; 1,851, Bruise=11%; 1,455; Fractures=8%; 971, Abrasion=7%; 936, Concussion=2%; 250, Heat burns=2%; 219, Other=11%; 1,462

Nature of Injury # STD/LTD/Fatal Claims % STD/LTD/Fatal Claims
Other strains 3,050 24%
Back strain 2,746 21%
Cuts 1,851 14%
Bruise 1,455 11%
Fractures 971 8%
Abrasion 936 7%
Concussion 250 2%
Heat burns 219 2%
Other 1,462 11%
TOTAL 12,940 100%


Metal and non-metallic mineral products (subsector 7120) - Accident type profile for time loss claims from 2008 to 2012

Chart showing #STD/LTD/fatal claims by accident type from 2008 to 2012. Overexertion = 3,587; 28%, Struck by = 2,791; 22%, Other bodily motion = 979; 8%, Struck against = 916; 7%, Caught in = 888; 7%, Fall from elevation = 869; 7%, Fall on same level = 784; 6%, Matter in eye = 754; 6%, Exposure to toxic substances = 410; 3%, Other = 962; 7%

Accident Types # STD/LTD/Fatal Claims % STD/LTD/Fatal Claims
Overexertion 3,587 28%
Struck by 2,791 22%
Other bodily motion 979 8%
Struck against 916 7%
Caught in 888 7%
Fall from elevation 869 7%
Fall on same level 784 6%
Matter in eye 754 6%
Exposure to toxic substances 410 3%
Other 962 7%
TOTAL 12,940 100%

Data source: WorkSafeBC, 2013

Go to the Terms of Reference for definitions of terms used.

Petroleum, Coal, Rubber, Plastic & Chemical Products Claims Statistics 2008 to 2012


Claims overview
Claims characteristics
Top accidents/injuries by occupation (PDF 106 KB)


Claims overview

Petroleum/coal/rubber/plastic & chemical products (subsector 7130) - Injury rate comparison from 2008 to 2012

Injury rate comparisons for the petroleum/coal/rubber/plastic & chemical products subsector,and all of B.C. for 2008 to 2012

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Injury Rate - Subsector 7130 3.3 2.5 2.2 2.1 2.1
Injury Rate - All of B.C. 3.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3


Petroleum/coal/rubber/plastic & chemical products (subsector 7130) - Serious injury rates from 2008 to 2012

Serious injury rate comparisons for petroleum/coal/rubber/plastic & chemical products, and all of B.C. for 2008 to 2012

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Serious Injury Rate - Subsector 7130 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.7
Serious Injury Rate - All of B.C. 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8


Petroleum/coal/rubber/plastic & chemical products (subsector 7130) - # serious injury claims from 2008 to 2012

2008 = 217, 2009 = 168, 2010 = 156, 2011 = 172, 2012 = 178

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Serious Injury Claims - Subsector 7130 217 168 156 172 178


Petroleum/coal/rubber/plastic & chemical products (subsector 7130) - Claims and person years

Claims and Person Years 2008 to 2012

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
# Time-Loss Claims 744 545 540 511 530
# Serious Injury Claims 217 168 156 172 178
# Person Years 22,809 21,993 24,192 23,991 24,864


Claim Counts

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.

Chart showing the number of STD/LTD/Fatal Claims from 2008 to 2012. 2008 = 740, 2009 = 554, 2010 = 571, 2011 = 544, 2012 = 545

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
# STD/LTD/Fatal Claims 740 554 571 544 545
# First-Paid LTD Claims 66 48 45 65 89


Chart comparing young worker vs. mature worker claims for the period 2008 to 2012

  # Young Worker Claims % Young Worker Claims # Mature Worker Claims % Mature Worker Claims
2008 108 15% 72 10%
2009 68 12% 64 12%
2010 55 10% 78 14%
2011 80 15% 74 14%
2012 80 15% 81 15%


Chart showing the percentage of ergonomic claims from 2008 to 2012. 2008 = 36%, 2009 = 32%, 2010 = 37%, 2011 = 38%, 2012 = 33%

  # Ergonomic Claims % Ergonomic Claims
2008 266 36%
2009 179 32%
2010 213 37%
2011 208 38%
2012 180 33%


Petroleum/coal/rubber/plastic & chemical products (subsector 7130) - Injury type profile for serious injuries from 2008 to 2012
Nature of Injury # Serious Injury Claims % Serious Injury Claims
Other strains 248 28%
Back strain 212 24%
Fractures 164 18%
Cuts 81 9%
Bruise 53 6%
Amputation 27 3%
Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis 22 2%
Other injuries 18 2%
Other 46 8%
TOTAL 871 100%


Petroleum/coal/rubber/plastic & chemical products (subsector 7130) - Accident type profile for serious injuries from 2008 to 2012
Accident Type # Serious Injury Claims % Serious Injury Claims
Overexertion 299 34%
Struck by 131 15%
Fall on same level 109 12%
Caught in 94 11%
Fall from elevation 87 10%
Other bodily motion 65 7%
Struck against 44 5%
Repetitive motion 20 2%
MVIs 20 2%
Other 2 3%
TOTAL 871 100%


Petroleum/coal/rubber/plastic & chemical products (subsector 7130) - Accepted fatal claims from 2008 to 2012

Chart showing accepted fatal claims for petroleum/coal/rubber/plastic & chemical products from 2008 to 2012.

Accepted Fatal Claims 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Grand Total
Asbestos exposure 0 2 0 2 0 4
MVI, same year 0 0 0 0 1 1
Other disease 0 0 0 1 0 1
Other injury, prior year 0 1 0 0 1 1
Other injury, same year 0 2 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 0 5 0 3 2 10


Claims characteristics

Petroleum/coal/rubber/plastic & chemical products (subsector 7130) - Injury type profile for time loss claims from 2008 to 2012

#STD/LTD/Fatal Claims

Chart showing #STD/LTD/fatal nature of injury claims from 2008 to 2012. Other strains=28%; 829, Back strain=24%; 723, Cuts=14%; 413, Bruise=10%; 306; Fractures=6%; 177, Abrasion=3%; 78, Concussion=2%; 68, Other=10%; 289

Nature of Injury # STD/LTD/Fatal Claims % STD/LTD/Fatal Claims
Other strains 829 28%
Back strain 723 24%
Cuts 413 14%
Bruise 306 10%
Fractures 177 6%
Abrasion 78 3%
Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis 71 2%
Concussion 68 2%
Other 289 10%
TOTAL 2,954 100%


Petroleum/coal/rubber/plastic & chemical products (subsector 7130) - Accident type profile for time loss claims from 2008 to 2012

Chart showing #STD/LTD/fatal claims by accident type from 2008 to 2012. Overexertion = 970; 33%, Struck by = 546; 18%, Fall on same level = 280; 9%, Struck against = 203; 7%, Fall from elevation = 199; 7%, Exposure to toxic substances = 87; 3%, Other = 156; 5%

Accident Types # STD/LTD/Fatal Claims % STD/LTD/Fatal Claims
Overexertion 970 33%
Struck by 546 18%
Fall on same level 280 9%
Other bodily motion 229 8%
Caught in 208 7%
Struck against 203 7%
Fall from elevation 199 7%
Exposure to toxic substances 87 3%
Repetitive motion 76 3%
Other 156 5%
TOTAL 2,954 100%

Data source: WorkSafeBC, 2013

Go to the Terms of Reference for definitions of terms used.

Wood Products Manufacturing Claims Statistics 2008 to 2012


Claims overview
Claims characteristics
Top accidents/injuries by occupation (PDF 108 KB)


Claims overview

Injury Rate

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.

Wood and paper products (subsector 7140) - Injury rate comparison from 2008 to 2012

Injury rate comparisons for the wood and paper products subsector,and all of B.C. for 2008 to 2012

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Injury Rate - Subsector 7140 3.9 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.4
Injury Rate - All of B.C. 3.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3


Wood and paper products (subsector 7140) - Serious injury rates from 2008 to 2012

Serious injury rate comparisons for wood and paper products, and all of B.C. for 2008 to 2012

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Serious Injury Rate - Subsector 7140 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.4
Serious Injury Rate - All of B.C. 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8


Wood and paper products (subsector 7140) - # serious injury claims from 2008 to 2012

2008 = 883, 2009 = 600, 2010 = 636, 2011 = 635, 2012 = 750

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Serious Injury Claims - Subsector 7140 883 600 636 635 750


Wood and paper products (subsector 7140) - Claims and person years

Claims and Person Years 2008 to 2012

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
# Time-Loss Claims 2,556 1,658 1,544 1,590 1,802
# Serious Injury Claims 883 600 636 635 750
# Person Years 65,600 54,063 53,508 53,456 52,985


Claim Counts

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.

Chart showing the number of STD/LTD/Fatal Claims from 2008 to 2012. 2008 = 2,736, 2009 = 1,767, 2010 = 1,705, 2011 = 1,828, 2012 = 1,938

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
# STD/LTD/Fatal Claims 2,736 1,767 1,705 1,828 1,938
# First-Paid LTD Claims 419 305 371 431 514


Chart comparing young worker vs. mature worker claims for the period 2008 to 2012

  # Young Worker Claims % Young Worker Claims # Mature Worker Claims % Mature Worker Claims
2008 429 16% 375 14%
2009 214 12% 261 15%
2010 183 11% 326 19%
2011 227 12% 377 21%
2012 218 11% 408 21%


Chart showing the percentage of ergonomic claims from 2008 to 2012. 2008 = 32%, 2009 = 33%, 2010 = 30%, 2011 = 31%, 2012 = 29%

  # Ergonomic Claims % Ergonomic Claims
2008 865 32%
2009 591 33%
2010 507 30%
2011 575 31%
2012 567 29%


Wood and paper products (subsector 7140) - Injury type profile for serious injuries from 2008 to 2012
Nature of Injury # Serious Injury Claims % Serious Injury Claims
Fractures 781 22%
Other strains 776 22%
Back strain 591 17%
Cuts 432 12%
Amputation 246 7%
Bruise 203 6%
Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis 91 3%
Other injuries 63 2%
Other 321 9%
TOTAL 3,504 100%


Wood and paper products (subsector 7140) - Accident type profile for serious injuries from 2008 to 2012
Accident Type # Serious Injury Claims % Serious Injury Claims
Overexertion 880 25%
Struck by 569 16%
Caught in 463 13%
Struck against 460 13%
Fall from elevation 309 9%
Fall on same level 300 9%
Other bodily motion 213 6%
Repetitive motion 100 3%
MVIs 84 2%
Other 126 4%
TOTAL 3,504 100%


Wood and paper products (subsector 7140) - Accepted fatal claims from 2008 to 2012

Chart showing accepted fatal claims for wood and paper products from 2008 to 2012.

Accepted Fatal Claims 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Grand Total
Asbestos exposure 5 5 6 8 10 34
MVI, same year 0 0 1 0 0 1
Other disease 2 1 1 1 0 5
Other injury, prior year 1 0 2 0 0 3
Other injury, same year 0 1 0 0 4 5
TOTAL 8 7 10 9 14 48


Claims characteristics

Wood and paper products (subsector 7140) - Injury type profile for time loss claims from 2008 to 2012

#STD/LTD/Fatal Claims

Chart showing #STD/LTD/fatal nature of injury claims from 2008 to 2012. Other strains=25%; 2,530, Back strain=19%; 1,882, Cuts=16%; 1,607, Bruise=10%; 966; Fractures=9%; 873, Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis=3%; 297, Amputation=3%; 265, Hearing loss=3%; 265, Other=13%; 1,289

Nature of Injury # STD/LTD/Fatal Claims % STD/LTD/Fatal Claims
Other strains 2,530 25%
Back strain 1,882 19%
Cuts 1,607 16%
Bruise 966 10%
Fractures 873 9%
Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis 297 3%
Amputation 265 3%
Hearing loss 265 3%
Other 1,289 13%
TOTAL 9,974 100%


Wood and paper products (subsector 7140) - Accident type profile for time loss claims from 2008 to 2012

Chart showing #STD/LTD/fatal claims by accident type from 2008 to 2012. Overexertion = 2,746; 28%, Struck by = 1,801; 18%, Struck against = 1,085; 11%, Caught in = 847; 8%, Fall on same level = 727; 7%, Other bodily motion = 702; 7%, Fall from elevation = 689; 7%, Repetitive motion = 359; 4%, Exposure to noise = 257; 3%, Other = 761; 8%

Accident Types # STD/LTD/Fatal Claims % STD/LTD/Fatal Claims
Overexertion 2,746 28%
Struck by 1,801 18%
Struck against 1,085 11%
Caught in 847 8%
Fall on same level 727 7%
Other bodily motion 702 7%
Fall from elevation 689 7%
Repetitive motion 359 4%
Exposure to noise 257 3%
Other 761 8%
TOTAL 9,974 100%

Data source: WorkSafeBC, 2013

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Manufacturing - Other Products (Not otherwise specified) Claims Statistics 2008 to 2012


Claims overview
Claims characteristics
Top accidents/injuries by occupation (PDF 109 KB)


Claims overview

Injury Rate

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.

Manufacturing other products (subsector 7150) - Injury rate comparison from 2008 to 2012

Injury rate comparisons for the manufacturing other products subsector,and all of B.C. for 2008 to 2012

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Injury Rate - Subsector 7150 2.6 2.0 1.8 2.0 1.8
Injury Rate - All of B.C. 3.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3


Manufacturing other products (subsector 7150) - Serious injury rates from 2008 to 2012

Serious injury rate comparisons for manufacturing other products, and all of B.C. for 2008 to 2012

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Serious Injury Rate - Subsector 7150 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Serious Injury Rate - All of B.C. 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8


Manufacturing other products (subsector 7150) - # serious injury claims from 2008 to 2012

2008 = 284, 2009 = 234, 2010 = 209, 2011 = 224, 2012 = 224

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
# Serious Injury Claims - Subsector 7150 284 234 209 224 224


Manufacturing other products (subsector 7150) - Claims and person years

Claims and Person Years 2008 to 2012

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
# Time-Loss Claims 1,130 770 656 740 704
# Serious Injury Claims 284 234 209 224 224
# Person Years 43,174 37,911 37,168 37,597 39,479


Claim Counts

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.

Chart showing the number of STD/LTD/Fatal Claims from 2008 to 2012. 2008 = 1,152, 2009 = 782, 2010 = 702, 2011 = 769, 2012 = 726

Measure 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
# STD/LTD/Fatal Claims 1,152 782 702 769 726
# First-Paid LTD Claims 89 56 61 65 109


Chart comparing young worker vs. mature worker claims for the period 2008 to 2012

  # Young Worker Claims % Young Worker Claims # Mature Worker Claims % Mature Worker Claims
2008 208 18% 112 10%
2009 134 17% 80 10%
2010 83 12% 88 13%
2011 113 15% 112 15%
2012 101 14% 88 12%


Chart showing the percentage of ergonomic claims from 2008 to 2012. 2008 = 34%, 2009 = 34%, 2010 = 35%, 2011 = 33%, 2012 = 40%

  # Ergonomic Claims % Ergonomic Claims
2008 388 34%
2009 268 34%
2010 246 35%
2011 257 33%
2012 288 40%


Manufacturing other products (subsector 7150) - Injury type profile for serious injuries from 2008 to 2012
Nature of Injury # Serious Injury Claims % Serious Injury Claims
Other strains 318 27%
Back strain 276 23%
Fractures 189 16%
Cuts 170 14%
Bruise 54 5%
Other injuries 31 3%
Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis 24 2%
Amputation 23 2%
Other 90 7%
TOTAL 1,175 100%


Manufacturing other products (subsector 7150) - Accident type profile for serious injuries from 2008 to 2012
Accident Type # Serious Injury Claims % Serious Injury Claims
Overexertion 421 36%
Struck by 233 20%
Fall from elevation 146 12%
Struck against 92 8%
Fall on same level 92 8%
Other bodily motion 74 6%
Caught in 49 4%
Repetitive motion 32 3%
MVIs 10 1%
Other 26 2%
TOTAL 1,175 100%


Manufacturing other products (subsector 7150) - Accepted fatal claims from 2008 to 2012
Accepted Fatal Claims 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Grand Total
Asbestos exposure 0 0 1 0 1 2


Claims characteristics

Manufacturing other products (subsector 7150) - Injury type profile for time loss claims from 2008 to 2012

#STD/LTD/Fatal Claims

Chart showing #STD/LTD/fatal nature of injury claims from 2008 to 2012. Other strains=27%; 1,100, Back strain=23%; 934, Cuts=22%; 911, Bruise=10%; 409; Fractures=5%; 213, Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis=2%; 76, Other=7%; 304

Nature of Injury # STD/LTD/Fatal Claims % STD/LTD/Fatal Claims
Other strains 1,100 27%
Back strain 934 23%
Cuts 911 22%
Bruise 409 10%
Fractures 213 5%
Abrasion 105 3%
Concussion 79 2%
Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis 76 2%
Other 304 7%
TOTAL 4,131 100%


Manufacturing other products (subsector 7150) - Accident type profile for time loss claims from 2008 to 2012

Chart showing #STD/LTD/fatal claims by accident type from 2008 to 2012. Overexertion = 1,352; 33%, Struck by = 1,006; 24%, Struck against = 357; 9%, Fall from elevation = 354; 9%, Other bodily motion = 279; 7%, Fall on same level = 270; 7%, Caught in = 158; 4%, Repetitive motion = 95; 2%, Other = 260; 6%

Accident Types # STD/LTD/Fatal Claims % STD/LTD/Fatal Claims
Overexertion 1,352 33%
Struck by 1,006 24%
Struck against 357 9%
Fall from elevation 354 9%
Other bodily motion 279 7%
Fall on same level 270 7%
Caught in 158 4%
Repetitive motion 95 2%
Other 260 6%
TOTAL 4,131 100%

Data source: WorkSafeBC, 2013

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Terms of Reference (2008-2012)


# 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. Note Fishing Person Years are incomplete for the All B.C. figures shown.

# 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)

Occupation: The collection of jobs, sufficiently similar in work performed to be grouped under a common title for classification purposes. (Statistics Canada's NOC unit group level.)

Safeguarding/lockout issues proxy: The claims that have an accident type of Caught in, Struck by or Struck Against and a primary or secondary source of injury of Power Tools, All Conveyors or Machines.

Note: Claim counts and figures related to claim characteristics (e.g. accident type) are incomplete for 2012 due to a claim coding lag.

Note regarding Accepted Fatalities: Where a fatal claim was transferred from one employer-CU to another, a -1 count is applied against the original employer-CU in the year of transfer and a +1 count is applied against the correct employer-CU in the year of transfer. When an accepted claim is subsequently disallowed in a given year, a -1 count is applied in the year. Where employers have been reclassified into a different CU, the above tables reflect the reclassification retroactively for all years.



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