July 16: 2013 Workplace Safety Statistics Released

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The WCB released 2013 workplace safety statistics, which show the rate of Alberta workers being hurt on the job dropped last year. Highlights:

  • The lost-time claim rate is now at an all-time recorded low
  • The disabling injury rate dropped in some key sectors, such as construction, manufacturing, and oil and gas development
  • There were 188 workplace fatalities in 2013, however, more than half of which resulted from occupational disease.