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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

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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
Overexertion87
Struck by object58
Struck by falling object55
Struck by slipping handheld object54
Bodily reaction and exertion53
Fall to floor, walkway, or other surface51
Bending, climbing, crawling, reaching, twisting  44
Struck against object33
Overexertion in manipulating objects31

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
Overexertion27
Struck by object24
Struck by falling object21
Bending, climbing, crawling, reaching, twisting20
Bodily reaction and exertion20
Fall to floor, walkway, or other surface   16
Struck against moving object15
Struck by slipping handheld object15
Struck against object12
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 lifting46
Overexertion30
Fall to floor, walkway, or other surface21
Struck by slipping handheld object 19
Bodily reaction and exertion15
Bending, climbing, crawling, reaching, twisting14
Struck by falling object / Struck by object13
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 object8
  

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
Overexertion30
Bodily reaction and exertion   18
Struck by object21
Struck by falling object21
Struck by slipping handheld object20
Fall to floor, walkway, or other surface14
Struck against object 13
Fall from ladder10
Bending, climbing, crawling, reaching, twisting 10


Related links

www.awcbc.org


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