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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Lost Time Claims Claims % of Lost Time Claims Claims
Industry Sector 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 965 1,078 1,185 1,198 1,157 1,243 1,251 1,258 1,299 2% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3%
Automotive 1,961 1,897 1,666 1,607 1,425 1,696 1,654 1,849 1,509 5% 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 3%
Chemicals/Process 819 725 691 683 632 782 801 855 865 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Construction 4,195 4,212 4,424 4,331 4,271 4,595 4,872 4,790 4,895 10% 10% 11% 11% 11% 11% 11% 10% 10%
Education 597 581 560 653 517 585 618 664 756 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2%
Electrical 381 321 330 315 331 369 368 378 398 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Food 1,192 1,195 1,106 1,001 1,023 1,120 1,122 1,259 1,234 3% 3% 3% 2% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3%
Forestry 158 132 147 135 165 180 185 164 153 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Health Care 6,762 7,209 6,584 6,483 6,357 6,902 6,972 7,818 8,421 16% 17% 16% 16% 16% 16% 16% 16% 17%
Manufacturing 6,726 6,442 6,209 6,018 5,645 6,383 6,391 7,135 7,205 16% 15% 15% 15% 14% 15% 14% 15% 15%
Mining 325 261 231 184 181 169 199 181 214 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Municipal 611 588 598 595 577 600 719 755 773 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2%
Primary Metals 301 258 211 217 161 162 230 308 289 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
Pulp & Paper 126 90 83 81 81 87 85 118 103 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Services 13,417 13,024 12,886 12,428 12,339 13,938 14,511 15,805 15,658 31% 30% 31% 31% 32% 32% 32% 33% 32%
Transportation 4,835 4,689 4,597 4,656 4,091 4,571 4,682 5,182 5,257 11% 11% 11% 11% 11% 11% 10% 11% 11%
Total 43,371 42,702 41,508 40,585 38,953 43,382 44,660 48,519 49,029 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

2.7B - Industry sector allowed lost-time claims by injury/illness year (2020)

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Lost Time Claims Claims % of Lost Time Claims Claims
Industry Sector 2020 2020
ADMINISTRATION, SERVICES TO BUILDINGS, DWELLINGS AND OPEN SPACES 1,787 4%
AGRICULTURE 2,512 5%
CONSTRUCTION 4,240 9%
FINANCE, MANAGEMENT AND LEASING 538 1%
GOVERNMENTAL AND RELATED SERVICES 5,158 11%
INFORMATION AND CULTURE 226 0%
LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY 2,625 5%
MANUFACTURING 8,148 17%
MINING, QUARRYING AND OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION 188 0%
NON-HOSPITAL HEALTHCARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE 10,804 22%
PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL 287 1%
RETAIL 5,422 11%
TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING 2,854 6%
UTILITIES 155 0%
WHOLESALE 1,932 4%
OTHER SERVICES 1,516 3%
LEGACY 37 0%
GRAND TOTAL 48,429 100%

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

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Industry Sector 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 1.9 2.05 2.14 2.09 1.88 1.94 1.86 1.88 1.78
Construction 1.44 1.37 1.21 1.13 1.09 1.15 1.15 1.13 1.12
Forestry 1.86 1.65 1.54 1.43 1.71 1.67 1.75 1.62 1.49
Health Care 1.46 1.5 1.37 1.32 1.24 1.35 1.34 1.5 1.55
Municipal 1.61 1.49 1.52 1.51 1.44 1.49 1.65 1.64 1.64
Transportation 2.05 1.93 1.83 1.83 1.59 1.76 1.74 1.9 1.87
Schedule1 1.05 1.01 0.95 0.92 0.85 0.94 0.95 1 0.98

2.8B - Industry sectors with lost-time injury rates above Schedule 1 by injury/illness year (2020)

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Industry Sector 2020
AGRICULTURE 4.75
NON-HOSPITAL HEALTHCARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE 3.7
TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING 1.26
GOVERNMENTAL AND RELATED SERVICES 1.19
OTHER SERVICES 1.07
Schedule 1 1.07

 

2.10A - Industry sectors with lost-time injury rates below Schedule 1 by injury/illness year

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Industry Sector 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Automotive 1.49 1.38 1.14 1.06 0.94 1.06 1.05 1.14 0.96
Chemicals/Process 0.82 0.7 0.67 0.69 0.6 0.75 0.73 0.77 0.72
Education 0.39 0.39 0.37 0.45 0.34 0.38 0.4 0.41 0.44
Electrical 0.42 0.35 0.36 0.35 0.37 0.4 0.43 0.41 0.43
Food 0.95 0.93 0.86 0.77 0.78 0.85 0.84 0.92 0.87
Manufacturing 0.73 0.7 0.67 0.64 0.59 0.67 0.64 0.7 0.67
Mining 1.12 0.87 0.79 0.64 0.63 0.59 0.7 0.62 0.71
Primary Metals 1.01 0.85 0.69 0.71 0.52 0.55 0.77 0.97 0.9
Pulp & Paper 0.82 0.6 0.53 0.53 0.56 0.58 0.51 0.73 0.64
Services 0.92 0.87 0.84 0.79 0.76 0.84 0.87 0.91 0.89
Schedule 1 1.05 1.01 0.95 0.92 0.85 0.94 0.95 1 0.98

2.10B - Industry sectors with lost-time injury rates below Schedule 1 by injury/illness year (2020)

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Industry Sector 2020
Professional, Scientific and Technical 0.09
Utilities 0.35
Information and Culture 0.35
Finance, Management and Leasing 0.44
Wholesale 0.61
Mining, Quarrying and Oil and Gas Extraction 0.67
Retail 0.82
Leisure and Hospitality 0.86
Manufacturing 0.9
Construction 0.96
Administration, Services to Buildings, Dwellings and Open Spaces 0.97
Schedule 1 1.07

 

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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.