2020 Allowed lost-time claims by leading occupations

Ontario’s workforce is diverse and made up of more than 155 occupation types.  Over the past decade, the two occupations with the highest number of allowed lost-time claims for Schedule 1 were motor vehicle and transit drivers and assisting occupations in support of health services. 

In 2020, motor vehicle and transit drivers between the ages of 55 to 59 had the highest number of allowed lost-time claims. Their most common nature of injury was sprains and strains. Among assisting occupations in support of health services, workers 50 to 54 years of age had more allowed lost-time claims than any other age group in Schedule 1. The most common nature of injury was COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. By gender, women in assisting occupations in support of health services had the most allowed lost-time claims while men who were motor vehicle and transit drivers had the most allowed lost-time claims.  

3.5 2020 leading occupation characteristics

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Leading Age Group Leading Industry Sector Leading Gender Leading Event Leading Source Leading Part of Body Leading Nature of Injury
Assisting occupations in support of health services 50-54 Non-hospital healthcare and social assistance Female Exposure to caustic; noxious; or allergenic substances Infectious and parasitic agents Body systems COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus
Motor vehicle and transit drivers 55-59 Transportation and Warehousing Male Fall on same level Structures (including walkways; floors and buildings) Lower back (lumbar; sacral; coccygeal regions) Sprains and strains
Longshore workers and material handlers 20-24 Retail Male Overexertion Containers; boxes; barrels; packages (pressurized; non pressurized) Lower back (lumbar; sacral; coccygeal regions) Sprains and strains
Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities 20-24; 25-29 Manufacturing Male Exposure to caustic; noxious; or allergenic substances Infectious and parasitic agents Body systems Sprains and strains
Nurse supervisors and registered nurses 25-29 Governmental and Related Services Female Exposure to caustic; noxious; or allergenic substances Infectious and parasitic agents Body systems COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus
Agriculture and horticulture workers 25-29 Agriculture Male Exposure to caustic; noxious; or allergenic substances Infectious and parasitic agents Body systems COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus

 

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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.