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Statistics: Tourism & hospitality

The following charts and graphs provide a high-level view of statistics in the tourism and hospitality industry 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 in your industry.

Injury rate

The following charts illustrate how many claims and serious injury claims an industry has for every 100 workers, and the change in this rate over the most recent five-year period. Industries with a higher rate than other industries are considered more risky, while industries with a lower rate are considered less risky. The ultimate target is to have an injury rate of zero.

Tourims and hospitality industry injury rate comparison by sector for 2012 to 2016. Accommodation: 21012=1.8; 2013=1.8; 2014=1.8; 2015=1.9; 2016=1.8; Food and beverage: 2012=1.7; 2013=1.6; 2014=1.7; 2015=1.7; 2016=1.6; Outdoor sport and nature based tour: 2012=6.4; 2013=6.1; 2014=5.7; 2015=5.0; 2016=5.5; tourism and hospitality: 2012=1.9; 2013=1.8; 2014=1.8 2015=1.8; 2016=1.7;  All B.C.: 2012=2.3; 2013=2.3; 2014=2.3; 2015=2.2; 2016=2.2

Serious injury claims

Tourim and hospitality industry serious injury rate comparison by sector for 2012 to 2016.  Tourism and hospitality: 2012=02.; 2013=0.2; 2014=0.2; 2015=0.2; 2016=0.2 All B.C.: 2012=0.3; 2013=0.3; 2014=0.3; 2015=0.3; 2016=0.3

For more on serious injuries, see the Serious Injuries Dashboard.

Tourism and hospitality industry serious injury claims vs. time-loss claims. Serious injury claims: 2012=379; 2013=358; 2014=378; 2015=379; 2016=423. Time-loss claims: 2012=3728; 2013=3526; 2014=3713; 2015=3822; 2016=3883

Claim characteristics

Incident type

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

Tourism and hospitality industry claim count by incident type for 2016: struck by=22%; overexertion=20%; fall on same level=16%; exposure to heat, cold=11%; struck against=10%; fall from elevation=7%; other bodily motion=4%; involuntary motion=3%; repetitive motion=2%; acts of violence, force=1%; other=4%

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 in an industry are potential focus areas for health and safety.

Tourism and hospitality industry claim count by source of injury for 2016. Working surfaces=20%; boxes, containers=16%; hand tools=12%; bodily motion=9%; furniture, fixtures=7%; animal products, food products=7%; buildings and structures=4%; electrical apparatus=3%; miscellaneous=3%; machines=3%; other=16%

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.