Serious workplace injuries decline slightly in 2019 (May 1/20)

Time-loss workplace injuries declined slightly in Nova Scotia in 2019.

There were 5,663 time-loss injuries, where a worker lost three or more days of work due to the injury. That represents a slight decline from 5,819 in 2018.

Overall, the WCB received 24,900 claims for workplace injuries last year. That’s a slight increase from 24,584 in 2018.

The injury rate measures time-loss injury as a proportion of the total covered workforce. In 2019, there were 1.67 time-loss injuries per 100 covered workers, down from 1.72 in 2018, continuing a long-term downward trend.

WCB Nova Scotia’s overall statistical package documenting the full extent of workplace injury’s impact on our province will be released with our 2019 Annual Report.

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*An earlier version of this article stated the injury rate for 2019 was 1.71 per 100 workers. This number has since been adjusted.
** An earlier version of this article included 25,183 as the number of claims received for workplace injuries. This number has since been adjusted.