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Statistics for Oil & Gas Industry

Oil & Gas Industry Statistical Overview (2008-2012)

Serious Injury Claims (Five Year Average)

Pie chart representing Serious Injury Claims by Accident Type: (Five Year Average 2008 to 2012); Struck by=24%; Overexertion=19%; Fall from Elevation=15%; Fall on Same Level=13%; Caught in=8%; Other=21%


Base Rates, 2008-2013

CU CU Description 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 % Change
'12 to '13
704002 Oil or Gas Drilling $2.06 $2.43 $2.62 $2.73 $2.28 $1.95 -14.5%
704003 Oil or Gas Field Servicing $2.06 $2.43 $2.62 $2.72 $2.24 $1.88 -16.1%
704004 Oil or Gas Well Servicing (by means of service rigs) $2.06 $2.43 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
704009 Seismic Exploration $2.06 $2.43 $2.62 $2.96 $2.31 $1.94 -16.0%
704010 Diamond Drilling, Seismic Drilling or Shot Hole Drilling $6.17 $6.49 $7.00 $8.41 $7.87 $7.49 -4.8%
704015
Geological, Geophysical or Geochemical Field Work
$2.17 $2.56 $2.76 $2.61 $2.14 N/A N/A
713018
Oil or Gas Production
$1.12 $1.03 $1.09 $1.32 $1.19 $1.18 -0.8%
713036
Oil Refining or Recycling
$1.12 $1.02 $1.08 $1.31 $1.19 $1.17 -1.7%
721038
Oil or Gas Pipeline Construction or Repair
$3.14 $3.16 $3.41 $3.81 $3.66 $3.08 -15.8%
767005
Oil or Gas Transmission (oil or gas pipeline)
$0.87 $0.86 $0.78 $0.67 $0.53 $0.59 11.3%

Of the ten classification units above, one saw an increase and seven saw a decrease or no change and two had no data reported in the most recent year.

Source: WorkSafeBC Business Information & Analysis, July 2013


Oil & Gas Industry Statistical Overview, 2008-2012

In 2012, there were 2,072 employers in this industry, an 11% increase over the past four years.

Year #STD/LTD/
FTL Claims
Claim Cost
Paid*
Work Days
Lost*
Injury
Rate (per 100-person-years of employment)
Person
Years
STD
Duration (Avg. days lost per claim)
Serious
Injuries**
Accepted Fatalities
2008 218 $10,414,311 18,378 1.1 18,124 96 88 6
2009 106 $9,618,027 10,256 0.6 16,602 91 44 5
2010 173 $7,742,067 13,000 0.8 19,132 124 83 3
2011 243 $11,486,318 17,468 1.1 21,484 112 112 4
2012 221 $14,526,503 17,405 0.8 21852 123 97 2
Total 961 $53,787,227 76,507 0.9
(Avg.)
19,439
(Avg.)
109
(Avg.)
424 20
2008 to 2012
% Change
1% 39% -5% -29% 21% 28% 1% -67%

* NOTE: The Claim Cost Paid and Work Days Lost relate to the claims from all years of injury and are not just the results of the given year's claims.

** NOTE: Serious injuries include claims with 28 or more work days paid, health care costs in excess of the equivalent of 28 or more days paid, a fatality, or one of the 275 selected ICD9 codes, and is first-paid within the month of injury of the three months following.

Source: WorkSafeBC Business Information & Analysis, July 2013


Top Five Classification Units by Claim Count

Classification Units # of Claims % of Claims
704010: Diamond drilling, seismic drilling, or shot hole drilling 316 33%
704003: Oil or gas field servicing 223 23%
721038: Oil or gas pipeline construction or repair 159 17%
704002: Oil or gas drilling 96 10%
713018: Oil or gas production 41 4%
Other CUs 126 13%
Grand Total 964 100%

Classification Unit(s) 704010: Diamond drilling, seismic drilling, or shot hole drilling, 721038: Oil or gas pipeline construction or repair, 713018: Oil or gas production, 713036: Oil refining or recycling, 704009: Seismic exploration, account for more than half of the claims from the selected CUs.

Source: WorkSafeBC Business Information & Analysis, July 2013


Injury Rate Trend, 2008-2012

Injury rates for the oil and gas industry: 2008=1.1,  2009=0.6, 2010=0.8, 2011=1.1, 2012=0.8. Injury rates for all B.C.: 2008=2.9, 2009=2.3, 2010=2.3, 2011=2.3, 2012=2.3.

The injury rate for the selected CU remain lower than the injury rate for B.C. CU's combined.

Source: WorkSafeBC Business Information & Analysis, July 2013


Claims and Employment Trends, 2008-2012

# Non-HCO (Timeloss) Claims:  2008=201, 2009=103, 2010=149, 2011=236, 2012=171. Person Years:  2008=18,124, 2009=16,602, 2010=19,132, 2011=21,484, 2012=21,852.

The estimated number of workers (Person Years) saw a slight increase in 2012. Meanwhile, payroll has decreased by 0.7%.


STD Duration - Five Year Trend

STD Duration - Five Year Trend: year 2008 all BC=48, oil and gas industry=96; year 2009 all BC=55, oil and gas industry=91; year 2010 all BC=59, oil and gas industry=124; year 2011 all BC=60, oil and gas industry=112, year 2012 all BC-60=60, oil and gas industry=123

The average short-term disability duration (work days lost per claim) for the selected CUs is significantly higher than All B.C.

Source: WorkSafeBC Business Information & Analysis, July 2013


Top 10 Occupations
% STD/LTD/Fatal Claims, 2008-2012

Occupation # Claims % Claims
Underground mine service and support workers 162 17%
Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers 131 14%
Construction trades helpers and labourers 99 10%
Oil and gas well drilling and related workers and services operators 69 7%
Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers 60 6%
Underground production and development miners 53 6%
Transport truck drivers 50 5%
Unknown 36 4%
Geological and mineral technologies and technicians 22 2%
Heavy equipment operators (except crane) 21 2%
Other 258 27%
Total 961 100%

Underground mine service and support workers, Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers, Construction trades helpers and labourers, Oil and gas well drilling and related workers and services operators, Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers contribute most of the claims in the selected CUs.

Source: WorkSafeBC Business Information & Analysis, July 2013


Age & Gender
% STD/LTD/Fatal Claims, 2008-2012

  Male Female Total
Age # of Claims % of Claims # of Claims % of Claims # of Claims % of Claims
0 - 14 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
15 - 24 202 21% 14 1% 216 22%
25 - 34 305 32% 15 2% 320 33%
35 - 44 185 19% 3 0% 188 20%
45 - 54 154 16% 9 1% 163 17%
55 - 64 43 4% 6 1% 49 5%
65+ 24 2% 0 0% 24 2%
Total 913 95% 47 5% 961 100%

Young workers (aged 15-24) represent 22%, while mature workers (aged 55+) represent 8% of the total STD/LTD/Fatal claims. The majority of these claims were made by males.

* There is one claim where the age and gender is uncoded.

Source: WorkSafeBC Business Information & Analysis, July 2013


Accident and Injury Type, 2008-2012 Profile

ACCIDENT TYPES
               
Claims   Claims Cost   Days Paid
Struck by 20%   Struck by 23%   Struck by 22%
Overexertion 18%   MVIs 21%   Fall from elevation 17%
Fall from elevation 13%   Fall from elevation 15%   Overexertion 15%
Fall on same level 11%   Unknown 11%   MVIs 11%
Caught in 7%   Overexertion 7%   Fall on same level 11%
Other 32%   Other 23%   Other 24%

INJURY TYPES
               
Claims   Claims Cost   Days Paid
Other strains 25%   Fractures 33%   Fractures 32%
Fractures 17%   Other strains 11%   Other strains 24%
Back strain 14%   Unknown 11%   Back strain 11%
Contusion 10%   Concussion 10%   Concussion 5%
Laceration 6%   Back strain 5%   Contusion 5%
Other 27%   Other 29%   Other 22%

Struck by contributes the most to claims, costs, and days lost in the selected CUs. The most common type is other strains, while fractures contributes the most claim costs.

Source: WorkSafeBC Business Information & Analysis, July 2013


Other Injury Factors
% STD/LTD/Fatal Claims, 2008-2012

Pie Chart of the Sources of Injury for 2008-2012: Metal items=177, 19%; Working surfaces=164, 17%; Vehicles=97, 10%' Bodily motion=80, 8%; Hand tools=59, 6%; Other=387, 40%

Pie Chart of the Body Parts Injured 2008-2012: Wrist, fingers & hand=195, 20%; Back=146, 15%; Ankle, toe & feet=100, 10%; Shoulders=72, 8%; Knee=69, 7%; Other=382, 40%

Source: WorkSafeBC Business Information & Analysis, July 2013


Serious Injury Claims, 2008-2012

Between 2008 and 2012, the selected CUs combined for 424 Serious Injury Claims*. Serious injuries represent 58% of the claims in the classification unit.

Accident Type   Injury Type
Struck By 24%   Fractures 32%
Overexertion 19%   Other Strains 22%
Fall from elevation 15%   Back Strain 15%
Fall on same level 13%   Contusion 7%
Caught in 8%   Laceration 4%
Other 21%   Other 20%

Serious injury claim characteristics are generally similar to those of non-serious injuries, although the serious injury claims in these CUs are slightly more likely to involve: fractures.

*Serious Injuries include claims with 28 or more work days paid, health care costs in excess of the equivalent of 28 or more days paid, a fatality, or one of 275 selected ICD9 codes, and is first-paid within the month of injury or the three months following.

Source: WorkSafeBC Business Information & Analysis, July 2013


Accepted Fatalities

Year Accepted Occupation Description CU

2013

Diamond driller Working on an enclosed shack and exposed to carbon monoxide. Cause of death: heart attack 704010
2012 Miner Exposure to silica: silicosis 704015
2012 Derrickman Worker fell 13 feet from on oil rig platform, resulting in quadriplegia. Cause of death: sepsis. 704002
2011 Electrician Exposure to asbestos: lung cancer 713036
2011 Geological tech. Helicopter crash 704015
2011 Serviceman Worker was exposed to nitrogen gas after servicing an air compressor 713018
2011 Geological tech. Helicopter crash 704015
2010 Tank truck driver Motor vehicle incident. 704003
2010 Slasher Worker died of a prescription drug overdose after sustaining a prior work-related injury 704009
2010 Drilling supervisor Attacked by a black bear 704003
2009 Pipefitter Exposure to asbestos: asbestosis 721038
2009 Miner Exposure to dust in mines: silicosis 704009
2009 Truck driver Motor vehicle incident resulting in quadriplegia. Cause of death: pneumonia 704010
2009 Crew truck foreman Isolation valve under pressure blew off pipe, striking worker in face 704003
2009 Gas plant operator Worker was involved in an ATV incident 713018
2008 Miner Exposure to dust in mines: silicosis 704009
2008 Faceman Exposure to dusts: coal miner's pneumoconiosis 704009
2008 Miner Exposure to dust: silicosis 704009
2008 Driller Helicopter crash 704010
2008 Driller Helicopter crash 704010
2008 Logistic Coordinator Helicopter crash 704015

Source: WorkSafeBC Business Information & Analysis, July 2013


Definitions

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)

Non-HCO Claims (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 SOC91 coding level.)

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.)

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 Rate: The number of Serious Injury Claims per 100 person-years of covered employment, where 100 person-years is the equivalent of 100 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)

STD (Short-term Disability) Duration: STD Duration represents an estimate of the average number of STD Days paid for each STD claim.  It is calculated according to the methodology developed by the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC), and is based on all STD days paid in the year including days lost on injuries that occurred prior to the start of the 12-month period.  Days arising from rehabilitation payments are excluded from the calculation.

STD/LTD/Fatal (SLF) 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.

Work Days Lost: The total number of short-term disability (STD) work days paid in the year regardless of the year of injury. (Days arising from rehabilitation payments are excluded.)

Young Worker Claims: The number of STD/LTD/Fatal Claims where the worker is aged between 15 and 24 at the time of injury.

% 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.

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)

Age Range: The injured worker's age group as of the time of injury. Child workers are aged under 15. Young Workers are aged 15 to 24. General workers are between 25 and 54. Mature Worker are older than 55.

Assessable Payroll: The amount of payroll used in computing an employer's assessment amount in a given classification unit (CU), summed for all Employer-CUs in the report selection criteria.

Assessment Amount: The amount of assessment an employer will pay as a result of being assessed at the Net Rate (i.e. with consideration of the experience rating and/or transitioning), summed for all Employer-CUs in the report selection criteria.

Body Part: The body part or bodily system, directly affected by an injury or disease identified in the nature of injury classification. (Mapped coding level)

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.

Classification Unit (CU): The lowest level of industry grouping used by the WorkSafeBC.

Employer Count: A count of the number of employers with Person Years greater than zero in the given year. A multi-classification employer will be counted for each of the CUs that are included in the report selection criteria.

Fatal Claims Accepted: The number of claims accepted for survivor or fatal benefits. Claims are counted based on the date of a first fatal benefit (reserve set or cash award), regardless of the year of injury.  Statistical Services is the source for these counts. Where a fatal claim been transferred from one CU to another in a year following the year it was originally accepted, there is a +1 count in the new CU in the year-month of transfer and a -1 count in the original CU in the year-month of transfer.  Where a fatal claim is disallowed in a year following the year it was accepted, there is a -1 count in respect of that fatal claim in the year-month it was disallowed.

First-Paid LTD claims: The number of claims with long-term disability costs (LTD reserve or a cash award) where the first LTD payment date is within the year. Claims may have payments under other benefit types.

Injury Rate: The number of non-health care only claims per 100 person-years of covered employment, where 100 person-years is the equivalent of 100 full-time & part-time employees working in the year.

Data Source: Business Information & Analysis, WorkSafeBC



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