Manitoba Workplace Injury and Illness Statistics 2000-2012

Major Highlights of Manitoba Workplace Injury Data, 2000 to 2012
Injuries and injury rate trends The provincial time loss injury rate fell from a high of 5.6 time loss injuries per 100 workers in 2000 to a preliminary level of 3.3 in 2012. This is a drop of 41 per cent over the period.
Fatalities The number of occupational fatalities varies significantly from year to year. In 2012, there were 11 acute hazard fatalities and 29 occupational disease fatalities.
Musculoskeletal injuries Musculoskeletal injuries, or MSIs, are injuries to or disorders of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood vessels or related soft tissue including sprains, strains and inflammation. The total number of MSIs decreased substantially in 2009 and again in 2010 (the largest year over year decrease in ten years), increasing in 2011 and again in 2012 to 59.9 per cent of all time loss injuries.

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