The WSIB recently released statistics on Injuries and Traumatic Fatalities for 2008.
Statistical highlights for Schedule 1 and 2 include:
- Since 1999 the total number of injuries (LTIs, NLTIs and fatalities) has been reduced by 15.3%.
- Since 1999 there has been a 24.1% reduction in LTIs and a 10.2% reduction in NLTIs.
- When comparing 2008 to 2007, there was a 4.2% reduction in total allowed injuries, a 4.7% reduction in NLTIs and a 3.2% reduction in LTIs.
- Compared to 2007, 2008 saw a 22% reduction in traumatic fatalities.
- Motor Vehicle Incidents (MVIs) have experienced a 35% decrease when compared to last year, but continue to be the leading cause of traumatic fatalities.
- In 2008 workers ages 45-54 experienced the greatest number of traumatic fatalities, but also experienced the greatest decrease (42%) when compared to last year.
- Since 1999, the number of total injuries (LTIs, NLTIs and fatalities) has been reduced by 17.7%.
- Since 1999 there has been a 29.3% reduction in LTIs and a 11.5% reduction in NLTIs.
- When comparing 2008 to 2007, there was a 4.8% reduction in total allowed injuries, a 5.2% reduction in NLTIs and a 3.9% reduction in LTIs.
- When comparing 2008 to 2007 there was a 2.6% increase in the LTI rate.
- In 2008, 70% of employers employ less than 5 workers.
- Schedule 1 critical injuries have declined steadily since 2005.
- In 2008 construction (and four other industries) has an increase in critical injury LTIs when compared to 2007.
- Schedule 1 new worker LTIs have declined steadily since 2004.
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