Young and new workers may be at greater risk for injury due to: inexperience, lack of training or orientation, lack of understanding or preparation of the workplace, or exposure to more dangerous jobs.1 Young males are at a higher risk of workplace injury than young female workers (15 to 24-years-old).3
Sprains and strains accounted for approximately 55% of claims, with slightly over one-quarter of these requiring long recovery periods.4
City of Surrey Fire Department
- Trends and patterns of firefighter injuries;
- Anti-idling technology of fire engines in order to use data-driven approaches for improving fire safety and fire service;
- The relationship between injury, opioid prescribing, and overdose and overdose death;
- Risk factors for firefighter injuries;
- The incidence and circumstances of cancer and work-related injury among female firefighters; and
- Firefighters and local government workers risk of asbestos exposure and related morbidity.
The Community Against Preventable Injuries (Preventable)
Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) for Workers & Workplaces
CATT WW includes a free 30 to 45-minute e-learning course with a certificate of completion provided, as well as a selection of tools and resources for concussion awareness, response, management and prevention. Print resources are portable, cost effective, easy and quickly referred to, and which provide appropriate reminders for diligence about safety in the workplace.
- Injury Insight: Preventing Back Injury in Nurses and Caregivers (PDF) (December 2018)
- Worksafe BC Work Related Deaths and Claims Data, available through our Injury Data Online Tool (iDOT).
It is useful for everyone to know how to prevent and immediately respond to a potential concussion-causing incident.
2. WorkSafeBC Annual Report Statistics 2018. Available from: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/about-us/annual-report-statistics/2018-stats?lang=en
3. WorkSafeBC. Industry claims analysis: Time-loss claims in B.C. Available from: https://public.tableau.com/profile/worksafebc#!/vizhome/IndustryclaimsanalysisTime-lossclaimsinB_C_/Didyouknow
4. WorkSafeBC. Provincial Overview: Key Statistics, 2009 to 2018. Available from: https://public.tableau.com/profile/worksafebc#!/vizhome/Provincialoverview/Didyouknow
5. Government of Canada. Workplace Safety. Available from: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/health-safety/workplace-safety.html