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Statistics

The following charts and graphs provide a high-level view of statistics on young workers from 2014 to 2018. 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 and new workers injury rate comparison by sector for 2014 to 2018. 
Young and new workers industry serious injury claims vs. time-loss claims for 2014 to 2018. Serious injury claims: 2014=776; 2015=770; 2016=761; 2017=913; 2018=854. Time-loss claims: 2014=6,498, 2015=6,646; 2016=6,540; 2017=6,867, 2018=7,229 

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 and new workers claim count by incident type: struck by=25%; overexertion=22%; struck against=10%; fall on same level=9%; fall from elevation=8%; exposure to heat, cold=4%; caught in=4%; other bodily motion=3%; involuntary motion=3%; acts of violence, force=2%; others=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 and new workers claim count by source of injury: working surfaces=13%; boxes, containers=13%; hand tools=9%; metal items=8%; vehicles=8%; bodily motion=8%; miscellaneous=5%; furniture, fixtures=4%; machines=4%; buildings and structures=4%; others=24% 

More detailed data

The following applications can provide more detailed information:

Both of these applications allow you to focus your search by industry, subsector, classification unit, and employer size to see data most relevant to you. You can also incorporate charts, graphs, and data in your reports and presentations.