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The duration rate was the third highest of all major sectors at 61 days lost per person-years worked, although it decreased from by In contrast, the person-years worked estimates increased by 3. The ten-year rate in was 92 fatalities per million person-years worked. The objectives of the LFS have been to divide the working- age population into three mutually exclusive elassifications employed, unemployed, and not in the labour force and to provide descriptive and explanatory data on each of these categories.

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The duration rate of 41 days-lost per person-years worked was down from 48 days-lost in Person-other than injured or ill worker classifies workplace injuries or illnesses inflicted by family members as well as non-family relations, including co-workers, former co-workers, and patients.

Alongside the human cost of occupational injuries whx diseases and the impact on families and society, the economic costs are numerous. Gases, Fertilizer, Petrochemicals, Refining and Manufacturing sub-sector.

From a consistent 15 month period has been used to capture claims for particular years, in line with the methodology for the production of Lost-Time Claim Rates. The actual number of accepted fatalities shows a general increase since Fromthese incidents are included with either motor vehicle or workplace incident categories in accordance to albwrta original injury.

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The main event type was overexertion The majority of all back injuries resulted from overexertion, The disabling injury rate is similar to the lost-time claim rate although it alerta a broader range of injuries, including those that are less severe in nature do not require time away from work.


In order to reduce year-to-year variations, a ten-year period, empployment into two five-year periods, was used to present fatality rates for each sector, dividing the total number of accepted fatalities in a sector by the total number of person-years worked during that period.

Doors and Glass Installation and Repair sub-sector had the highest rate at 8.

The Agriculture and Forestry sector and Transportation, Communication and Utilities sector had the highest lost-time claim ps_xor at 2. The median days lost due to injuries and diseases for the Agriculture and Forestry sector decreased to 12 days in from 21 in The Construction Trade Services sub-sector displayed growth in lost-time claims greater than growth in person-years worked.

For more detailed information on the employers facing prosecution and violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act see, http: The median days lost due to injuries and diseases for the Construction and Construction Trade Services Sector remained at 1 whw ; the average days lost decreased to 32 days per claim from 33 in This was a result of increasing person-years worked and a decrease in disabling injury claims of 1.

Therefore, the occupational disease fatalities are presented in two separate frameworks of analysis, source and nature. This difference between injury claims and police reporting Occupational Injuries and Diseases in Alberta 1 Summer 81 could mean several things, the most likely being that women are more willing to report claims to the WCB than employent to the police, women are more likely to be injured in incidents of workplace violence, and the number of women injured as a result of workplace violence could be larger than the reported number of injury claims.


Workers aged 45 to 54 years accounted for Of the types of event, fall to the lower level and repetitive motion had the highest median days lost of 16 and Injuries to the back including the spine and spinal cord accounted for Primary Metal Products, accounting for Motor vehiele incidents presented in Table 8. Init accounted for Employers with or more person-years worked had the highest disabling injury rate at 4.

This was a result of a 6. Additional impacts of poor health and dcouments for employers include higher absenteeism and lower morale of employees, loss of skilled and experienced employees, loss of the company’s investment in training, and difficulty recruiting high-quality employees due to the loss of image particularly in the case of subcontractors to larger companies all leading to losses in productivity and underutilization of production see Note 1.

Duration rates are not calculated when there are fewer than 30 lost-time claims. Men accounted for Overexertion was the leading type of event accounting for Secondary processing activities, such as oil refineries and petrochemical manufacturing are included in the Manufacturing, Processing and Packaging sector. For occupational diseases, both the proportion and number of occupational disease claims have increased over the last ten years.

It was also the sector with the highest disabling injury rate, 5. Home Jobs and employment Occupational health and safety.

Over half of all total lost-time claims in resulted in ten or fewer days lost from work see Table 7.

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