July 27: Female Worker Injury Rates Increase

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A WorkSafeBC report shows the proportion of injury claims involving female workers has been steadily climbing over the past 30 years, while men’s injury claims have fallen. In 2010, 36% of all workplace injuries involved women, with health care workers and those employed in social assistance leading the number of female worker fatalities. But young men (age 15 to 24 years) maintain the highest injury rate of all age and gender groups—and nearly 97% of all workplace fatalities involve male workers. (Click here for information on how to protect female workers in your workplace.)