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Canadian glass construction injury statistics

February 20, 2013  By Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada


The Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada is a national
resource resource for information about worker's compensation. Glass Canada
obtained the following statistics from the AWCBC. Note that the
information is organized by NAICS code, so "wooden door and window
industry" includes vinyl window and door system fabricators.

The Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada is a national resource resource for information about worker's compensation. Glass Canada obtained the following statistics from the AWCBC. Note that the information is organized by NAICS code, so "wooden door and window industry" includes vinyl window and door system fabricators.

Total time-loss injuries in Canada in 2011: 249,511

Total time-loss injuries in Canada in 2011 in glass industry: 1,143
(Includes three categories: wooden door and window industry, metal door and window industry, glass and glazing industry)

Top 10 types of injury among three glass industry categories

Overexertion in lifting  148
Overexertion 87
Struck by object 58
Struck by falling object 55
Struck by slipping handheld object 54
Bodily reaction and exertion 53
Fall to floor, walkway, or other surface 51
Bending, climbing, crawling, reaching, twisting   44
Struck against object 33
Overexertion in manipulating objects 31

Wooden door and window industry

Total time-loss injuries in 2011
: 424

Top 10 types of injury in wooden door and window industry

Overexertion in lifting  52
Overexertion 27
Struck by object 24
Struck by falling object 21
Bending, climbing, crawling, reaching, twisting 20
Bodily reaction and exertion 20
Fall to floor, walkway, or other surface    16
Struck against moving object 15
Struck by slipping handheld object 15
Struck against object 12
Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects   12


Metal door and window industry


Total time-loss injuries in 2011
: 360

Top 10 types of injury in metal door and window industry

Overexertion in lifting 46
Overexertion 30
Fall to floor, walkway, or other surface 21
Struck by slipping handheld object  19
Bodily reaction and exertion 15
Bending, climbing, crawling, reaching, twisting 14
Struck by falling object / Struck by object 13
Struck against stationary object /
Overexertion in pulling or pushing objects  
12
Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects /
Overexertion in carrying, turning, or wielding objects  
11
Struck against object 8
   

Glass and glazing work

Total time-loss injuries in 2011: 359

Top 10 types of injury in glass and glazing work

Overexertion in lifting  50
Overexertion 30
Bodily reaction and exertion    18
Struck by object 21
Struck by falling object 21
Struck by slipping handheld object 20
Fall to floor, walkway, or other surface 14
Struck against object  13
Fall from ladder 10
Bending, climbing, crawling, reaching, twisting  10


Related links

www.awcbc.org


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