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Occupational Injuries by Accident Type and Occupation in British Columbia, 1998-2002
 

The Occupational Injuries by Accident Type and Occupation tables provide statistical information on occupational injuries in British Columbia for the years 1998 to 2002. Injuries are categorized by the type of accident that led to the injury and by the occupation of the injured person.

Injuries included in the report were accepted for short term disability benefits, long term disability benefits, or survivor benefits either in the year of injury or in the following year. The tables include claim counts by gender and statistics on average age, injury year duration, and rate of injury.

Occupational Injuries by Accident Type and Occupation in British Columbia, 1998-2002 tables provide statistical information on occupational injuries occurring in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2002.

Table of Contents for Occupational Injuries by Accident Type and Occupation in British Columbia, 1998-2002

About the 1998-2002 tables

  • The injuries included for year of injury 2002 are those accepted in 2002 or in the first five months of 2003. This means that the counts for 2002 are on the same basis as the counts for the other years for all practical purposes.
  • The term 'short term disability' (STD) has replaced 'wage loss', and 'long term disability' (LTD) has replaced 'permanent disability'. Claims uncoded to accident type or occupation have been proportionately allocated to the accident type and occupation categories.
  • Note that claims can be counted in different ways, when comparing the claim counts in this report to claim counts in other WCB reports. For example, in the statistical supplement to the 2002 Annual Report, Statistics 2002, claims are counted by the year in which the first benefit was awarded, rather than by year of injury.
  • The injury rate calculation in Tables 1 and 1A is approximate. The estimates of person years are calculated by combining information on total employment by occupation from the Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey with estimates of WCB covered person years of employment.
  • Tables 9A-9F provide claim counts at the most detailed levels of occupation and type of accident. Data is shown for the occupations with 100 or more short term disability injuries over the 1998-2002 period. Comparable information for other occupations is available on request from the Statistical Services department of the Workers' Compensation Board:

    Mailing address:
    PO Box 5350
    Vancouver BC V6V 5L5
    Phone: 604 276 3130
    Fax: 604 276 3290

  • The coding on which this report is based is done by the Statistical Services Department of the Workers' Compensation Board. The code standards used for type of accident and for occupation are part of the CWIS coding standard used by all the compensation boards in Canada. The code standard for the type of accident is CSAZ795 and the code standard for occupation is the 1991 SOC (Standard Occupational Classification).

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