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Statistics for Wood Products Manufacturing

Wood Products Manufacturing Claims Characteristics 2008-2012

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 time loss claims from 2008 - 2012

#STD/LTD/Fatal Claims

Chart showing #STD/LTD/fatal nature of injury claims from 2008 - 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 - 2012

Chart showing #STD/LTD/fatal claims by accident type from 2008 - 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%


Wood and paper products (subsector 7140) - Injury type profile for serious injuries from 2008 - 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 - 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 - 2012

Chart showing accepted fatal claims for wood and paper products from 2008 - 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

Data Source: WorkSafeBC, 2013.

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