April 28: 2016 Incident Rate Statistics Released
The lost-time incidence rate due to workplace injury or illness in Newfoundland and Labrador remained at an all-time low in 2016, at 1.5 per 100 workers. Unfortunately, there were 13 work-related fatalities in 2016, including eight from occupational disease. An encouraging trend is that the lost-time incidence rate among young workers declined, to 1.3 per 100 workers in 2016 from 1.4 in 2015. But lost-time incidents due to assaults and violent acts increased, to 8.9 per 10,000 workers in 2016 from 7.6 in 2015.