By the Numbers: Schedule 1-Industry Sector Claims and LTI Rate
Allowed lost-time claims by industry sector
Due to the implementation of the WSIB’s new premium rate setting model in 2020, industry information has significantly changed and can no longer be compared to past industry data. In 2020, seven industry sectors: Non-Hospital Healthcare and Social Assistance (22%), Manufacturing (17%), Governmental and Related Services (11%), Retail (11%), Construction (9%), Transportation and Warehousing (6%) and Leisure and Hospitality (5%) made up 81 per cent of allowed lost-time claims. In addition, Construction, Government and Related Services, Leisure and Hospitality, Manufacturing, Non-Hospital Healthcare and Social Assistance, Professional Scientific and Technical, Retail and Wholesale industries made up 80 per cent of people covered by the WSIB. During this time period, the total amount of people covered by the WSIB decreased by 9% and the number of allowed lost-time claims decreased by 1% from 2019 to 2020.
2.7A - Industry sector allowed lost-time claims by injury/illness year
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2.7B - Industry sector allowed lost-time claims by injury/illness year (2020)
Legacy category includes business activites that did not map to a NAICS-based industry.
For a jurisdictional breakdown of accepted lost-time claims by the Standard Industrial Classification please go to National Work Injury Statistics Program (NWISP) | AWCBC.
Lost-time injury rates by industry sector
To calculate the lost-time injury rate, we look at the number of allowed lost-time claims and the total number of people employed to determine the number of lost-time claims per 100 employees. In 2020, the top five industry sector lost-time injury rates were: Agriculture, Non-Hospital Healthcare and Social Assistance, Transportation and Warehousing, Government and Related Services and Other Services.
The 2020 Schedule 1 lost-time injury rate was 1.07, a 9 per cent increase from 2019.
Overall in 2020, five industry sectors had a lost-time injury rate higher than the Schedule 1 rate where Agriculture was the highest and Other Services was the lowest. Eleven sectors had a lost-time injury rate lower than the Schedule 1 rate.
2.8A - Industry sectors with lost-time injury rates above Schedule 1 by injury/illness year
2.8B - Industry sectors with lost-time injury rates above Schedule 1 by injury/illness year (2020)
2.10A - Industry sectors with lost-time injury rates below Schedule 1 by injury/illness year
2.10B - Industry sectors with lost-time injury rates below Schedule 1 by injury/illness year (2020)
or historical and supplementary data, please go to Open Data Downloads.
Data in By the Numbers: 2020 WSIB Statistical Report may not match previously published results. This is due to factors such as data maturity, updated definitions and methodologies, and rounding. Data in By the Numbers is matured three months, with the exception of benefit payments, which represents cash paid during the year, to or on behalf of people injured at work and are not matured three months following year-end. Percentages may not add up due to rounding.