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WorkSafeBC’s healthcare and social services planned inspection initiative focuses on high-risk activities in the workplace that lead to serious injuries and time-loss claims.
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WorkSafeBC is releasing a discussion paper with proposed amendments to the Current Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual that guide wage rate decisions related to short-term and long-term disability compensation. Recommended amendments include: These changes may affect your claims costs. Click here to view the proposed changes and offer feedback to WorkSafeBC – The deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, […]
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Injury Statistics & Trends

Analyzing the data from Injury trends allows us to understand the most pressing health and safety concerns in the sector, and take action to decrease injury rates.

When your injury claims are lower than the sector average, you’ll receive a discount on your WorkSafeBC premiums. A safe and healthy workplace is something we should all strive for. Below you will find the latest injury trends in long-term care and home and community care.

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Injury Statistics & Trends

2021 injury trends in long-term and home and community care
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2020 injury trends in long-term care and home and community health support.
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Did you know that last year in long-term care, there were more than 1,600 time-loss claims for SafeCare BC member organizations, a decrease of 15 percent compared to five years previous?
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The injury rate for SafeCare BC’s home care and community health support members continues to show a steady decline. The 2018 rate of 5 compares favourably to the rate of 7 two years ago.
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The 2021 injury rate for SafeCare BC’s home support members was 3.7 and remained relatively consistent with the previous year’s rate. For the second year in a row, our members outperformed the sector overall. This is good news. However, the number of injury claims increased 50% and the cost of injury claims for the sector, which is a driver of WorkSafeBC premiums, increased 23% to $5.3 million.
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The 2021 injury rate for SafeCare BC’s long-term care members decreased 16% from the previous year and outperformed the sector overall. This is good news. However, the cost of injury claims for the sector, which is a driver of WorkSafeBC premiums, increased 40% to $25.6 million, from 2020.
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The injury rate for SafeCare BC’s long-term care members continues to decline steadily and has dropped to its lowest level.
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While progress has been made, the injury rate is still four times higher than the provincial average in long-term care. Over the past five years in this sector, nearly 350,000 work days have been lost to injury. That’s the equivalent of losing almost 1,400 full-time staff. Imagine any business or organization being able to operate with so many of its employees off work.
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Did you know that in home care and community health support, the injury rate is three times higher than the rate for all occupations? And that only half of injured workers will return to work within four weeks.  
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Hear caregivers talk about the impact of workplace injuries.
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The injury rate for long-term care workers in BC shows a very promising downward trend. The 2016 injury rate, recently released by WorkSafeBC, was 8.5, down slightly from 8.9 the previous year. What’s especially encouraging is that five years ago, the rate was close to 10. “This is very positive news and a testament to […]
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There is a staffing shortage in the long-term care sector and the perception that this shortage hurts workplace safety.
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The continuing care sector has an injury rate nearly double that of law enforcement.
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The 38th annual BC Care Providers Conference took place in Whistler, B.C., and this year’s conference featured many sessions focused on safety in the workplace within the continuing care sector.
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