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The following charts and graphs provide a high-level view of statistics on young workers from 2012 to 2016. You can use these resources to quickly see a comparison of injury rates and serious injuries, and to get information on the top injury types for young workers.

Injury rate

The following charts illustrate the number of time-loss claims and serious injury claims for every 100 young workers, and the change in this rate over the most recent five-year period. The ultimate target is to have an injury rate of zero.

Young worker injury rate comparison for 2012 to 2016. Females 15 to 24: 2012=1.4; 2014=1.4; 2015=1.4; 2016=1.4. Males 15 to 24: 2012=3.1; 2013=3.1; 2014=3.0; 2015=3.0; 2016=2.7. Ages 15 to 24: 2012=2.2; 2013=2.2; 2014=2.2; 2015=2.2; 2016=2.1. All B.C.: 2012=2.3; 2013=2.3; 2014=2.3; 2015=2.2; 2016=2.2
Young worker serious injury rate comparison for 2012 to 2016. Serious injury claims: 2012=701, 2013=661; 2014=775, 2015=776, 2016=761. Time-loss claims: 2012=6390; 2013=6368; 2014=6504; 2015=6678, 2016=6553

Claim characteristics

Incident type

The following charts illustrate the leading causes of injuries over a five-year period. Incident types that represent a high percentage of claims are potential areas to focus on in health and safety programs.

Young workers claim count by incident type for 2016: struck by=24%; overexertion=23%; struck against=10%; fall on same level=8%; fall from elevation=8%; exposure to heat, cold=5%; caught in=4%; other bodily motion=3%; involuntary motion=3%; repetitive motion=2%; other=10%

Sources of injury

The following charts illustrate the leading sources of injury over a five-year period. Sources of injuries contributing to a high percentage of claims or claim costs paid are potential areas to focus on for health and safety.

Young worker claim count by source of injury for 2016: boxes, containers=13%; working surfaces=13%; hand tools=9%; metal items=8%; bodily motion=8%; vehicles=8%; miscellaneous=5%; machines=4%; furniture, fixtures=4%; buidings and structures=4%; other=24%

More detailed data

The Industry Safety Information Centre (ISIC) allows you to get detailed data for any industry or classification unit such as injury rates, claim costs, injury characteristics, and assessment rates. You can use the ISIC application to look at information for any industry and industry subsector in B.C. by selecting the appropriate classification units from its drop-down menus on the right-hand side.