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Statistics for Oil & Gas Industry

Oil & Gas Statistical Overview for 2010 to 2014

Pie chart representing Serious Injury Claims by Accident Type (Five-year average 2010 to 2014); Struck by=37%; Caught in=14%; Fall from elevation=12%; Fall on same level=9%; MVIs=7%; Other=21%

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Inspection Reports: The number of documents that record Safety and Health Inspections and related activities. A Safety and Health Inspection usually involves a visit by a Prevention Officer to a jobsite to assess compliance with the regulations and to observe procedures and conditions at the site, or to communicate assessed non-compliance to the employer.

Mature Worker Claims: The number of STD/LTD/Fatal Claims where the worker is aged 55 or older at the time of injury.

Nature of Injury: The injury or illness in terms of its principal physical characteristics. (Mapped coding level)

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.

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.)

Order Follow-ups: The number of follow-up activities conducted to determine compliance with corrective orders issued.

Other Contacts: The number of consultations, education presentations, notice of incidents and various other documents conducted by an authorized WorkSafeBC employee.

Prevention Orders: The number of corrective orders issued to an employer as a result of conducting an inspection.

Penalties Imposed: The number of additional assessments applied against an employer due to workers being exposed to a serious hazard or previous non-compliance.

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: Person Years is not available for some Fishing CUs.)

Return to Work (RTW): The number of times workers returned to work in the year who returned within the given period (e.g. within 4 weeks, within 26 weeks). The percentage represents the RTW count divided by the total number returning or not returning to work. RTW is not displayed in a given year if there are fewer than 20 total RTW outcomes.

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