OHS Insider Month in Review – August 2017: Nova Scotia

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LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Workers’ Compensation

June 15: An all-time low time-loss injury rate of 1.74 and a robust solvency ratio of 84.1% are the headliners of the WCB’s 2016 Annual Report.

Metric 2016 2015 2014
Time-loss claims 5,847 6,014 5,953
Lost time injury rate (per 100 workers) 1.74 1.84 1.82
Total claims 24,311 23,933 24,505
Acute workplace fatalities 2 8 5
Chronic fatalities 18 19 14
Leading cause of injury Sprains/strains: 63.5% Sprains/strains: 64% Sprains/strains

Solvency ratio 84.1% 80.4% 76.99%

 

Workers’ Compensation

June 15: The WCB launched a new web service enabling injured workers to submit and manage their claims online. The WCB Online service can also be used to conduct the return-to-work process.