TORONTO, June 21, 2016 /CNW/ - The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) today released its By the Numbers: 2015 WSIB Statistical Report. The report highlights trends in injuries, illnesses, recovery and return to work in Ontario's overall prevention system and industry sectors.
An important channel for providing open and accessible WSIB data and information, By the Numbers is updated annually with data and information about health and safety in Ontario's workplaces.
"The 2015 By the Numbers report shows clearly that the vast majority of injured workers are recovering and returning to work within a month, and that is encouraging news," said Thomas Teahen, WSIB President and CEO. "We are proud to be able to help injured workers resume their lives, support their families and loved ones, and participate in their communities."
Among the statistics featured in the 2015 By the Numbers:
- WSIB Return to Work staff made more than 21,000 visits to Ontario workplaces in 2015, and more than 91 per cent of injured workers were off loss-of-earnings benefits within one month of Return to Work staff involvement.
- The WSIB served more than 5.3 million workers and more than 300,000 employers, registered almost 230,000 claims, and issued $2.58 billion in benefit payments.
- The overall lost-time injury (LTI) rate in 2015 was less than one per cent in 2015, continuing a decade-long trend of Ontario having among the lowest LTI rates of any jurisdiction in Canada.
This year, the By the Numbers website has an innovative new feature called Report Builder. This self-service tool lets users easily choose and customize the WSIB information they need for building their own unique reports. For the first time in its history, By the Numbers includes occupational disease claims statistics, the subject of this year's Focus chapter.
By the Numbers and the Report Builder are available now at wsibstatistics.ca.
SOURCE Workplace Safety & Insurance Board
For further information: Christine Arnott, WSIB Public Affairs, 416-344-4202, [email protected]