Public School Districts - A overview of WorkSafeBC statistics

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The following slides provide a summary of statistics such as claims made to WorkSafeBC, injury rate trends and employment trends within BC's public school districts.

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Public School Districts - A overview of WorkSafeBC statistics

  1. 1. Prepared by: Business Information and Analysis (BIA)<br />
  2. 2. Base Rates<br />2<br />Prepared by Business Information & Analysis, WorkSafeBC<br />
  3. 3. Statistical Overview<br />3<br />Prepared by Business Information & Analysis, WorkSafeBC<br />
  4. 4. Injury Rate Trend<br />4<br />Prepared by Business Information & Analysis, WorkSafeBC<br />
  5. 5. Claims and Employment Trends<br />5<br />Prepared by Business Information & Analysis, WorkSafeBC<br />
  6. 6. STD Duration<br />6<br />Prepared by Business Information & Analysis, WorkSafeBC<br />
  7. 7. Occupations (Top 10)<br />7<br />Prepared by Business Information & Analysis, WorkSafeBC<br />
  8. 8. Age and Gender<br />8<br />Prepared by Business Information & Analysis, WorkSafeBC<br />
  9. 9. Accident and Injury Types<br />9<br />Prepared by Business Information & Analysis, WorkSafeBC<br />
  10. 10. Other Injury Factors<br />10<br />Prepared by Business Information & Analysis, WorkSafeBC<br />
  11. 11. Serious Injury Claims<br />* Serious Injuries include claims with 28 or more work days paid, health care costs in excess of the equivalent of 28 or more days paid, a fatality, or one of 275 selected ICD9 codes, and is first-paid within the month of injury or the three months following. <br />11<br />Prepared by Business Information & Analysis, WorkSafeBC<br />
  12. 12. Accepted Fatalities<br />12<br />Prepared by Business Information & Analysis, WorkSafeBC<br />
  13. 13. Definitions<br />13<br />% Serious Injury Claims: The percentage of STD, LTD, and Fatal claims that are considered to be a Serious Injury. Calculated as the number of Serious Injury Claims divided by the number of Non-Health Care Only claims first-paid in the month of injury or in the following three months.<br />Accident Type: The accident or exposure that describes the manner in which the injury or disease was produced or inflicted by the identified source of injury or disease. (Mapped coding level)<br />Age Range:The injured worker's age group as of the time of injury. Child workers are aged under 15. Young Workers are aged 15 to 24. General workers are between 25 and 54. Mature Worker are older than 55.<br /> <br />Assessable Payroll:The amount of payroll used in computing an employer's assessment amount in a given classification unit (CU), summed for all Employer-CUs in the report selection criteria. <br /> <br />Assessment Amount: The amount of assessment an employer will pay as a result of being assessed at the Net Rate (i.e. with consideration of the experience rating and/or transitioning), summed for all Employer-CUs in the report selection criteria.<br />Body Part: The body part or bodily system, directly affected by an injury or disease identified in the nature of injury classification. (Mapped coding level)<br />Claim Cost Paid:The sum of all health-care (HC) payments, short term disability (STD) payments, vocational rehabilitation (VR) payments, long-term disability (LTD) reserves and one-time cash awards, and survivor benefit reserves and one-time cash awards charged in the year, regardless of the year of injury.<br />Classification Unit (CU)is the lowest level of industry grouping used by the WorkSafeBC. <br /> <br />Employer Count: A count of the number of employers with Person Years greater than zero in the given year. A multi-classification employer will be counted for each of the CUs that are included in the report selection criteria. <br />Fatal Claims Accepted: The number of claims accepted for survivor or fatal benefits. Claims are counted based on the date of a first fatal benefit (reserve set or cash award), regardless of the year of injury. Statistical Services is the source for these counts. Where a fatal claim been transferred from one CU to another in a year following the year it was originally accepted, there is a +1 count in the new CU in the year-month of transfer and a -1 count in the original CU in the year-month of transfer. Where a fatal claim is disallowed in a year following the year it was accepted, there is a -1 count in respect of that fatal claim in the year-month it was disallowed.<br />First-Paid LTD claims: The number of claims with long-term disability costs (LTD reserve or a cash award) where the first LTD payment date is within the year. Claims may have payments under other benefit types.<br />Injury Rate:The number of non-health care only claims per 100 person-years of covered employment, where 100 person-years is the equivalent of 100 full-time & part-time employees working in the year.<br />Prepared by Business Information & Analysis, WorkSafeBC<br />
  14. 14. Definitions<br />14<br />Mature Worker Claims:The number of STD/LTD/Fatal Claims where the worker is aged 55 or older at the time of injury.<br />Nature of Injury: The injury or illness in terms of its principal physical characteristics. (Mapped coding level)<br />Non-HCO Claims (Time Loss Claims):The number of claims with costs related to at least one of the following benefits types: short-term disability benefits (STD), long-term disability benefits (LTD), or survivor (Fatal) benefits and where the first STD/LTD/Fatal payment date is within the year of injury or the three months following the year of injury. <br />Occupation:The collection of jobs, sufficiently similar in work performed to be grouped under a common title for classification purposes. (Statistics Canada’s SOC91 coding level.)<br />Person Years:The estimated number of persons working all year on either a part-time or full-time basis.  Estimates of person year quantities are based on gross payrolls submitted by employers and on matching wage-rate data. (Note: Person Years is not available for some Fishing CUs.)<br />Serious Injury Claims: The number of claims with a first Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), or Fatal payment in the month of injury or the three months following the month of injury AND where at least one of the following is met: (a) long duration (wage-loss in the period of 28 or more days); (b) high health-care costs (costs in the period equivalent to 28 or more days of wage-loss); (c) fatality (fatal benefit payment in the period); (d) serious medical diagnosis (one of 275 selected ICD9 codes). <br />Serious Injury Rate: The number of Serious Injury Claims per 100 person-years of covered employment, where 100 person-years is the equivalent of 100 full-time & part-time employees working in the year.<br />Source of Injury: The object, substance, exposure, or bodily motion that directly produced, transmitted, or inflicted the injury or illness previously identified. (Mapped coding level)<br />STD (Short-term Disability) Duration: STD Duration represents an estimate of the average number of STD Days paid for each STD claim. It is calculated according to the methodology developed by the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC), and is based on all STD days paid in the year including days lost on injuries that occurred prior to the start of the 12-month period. Days arising from rehabilitation payments are excluded from the calculation.<br />STD/LTD/Fatal (SLF) Claims:The number of claims with costs related to at least one of the following benefits types: short-term disability benefits (STD), long-term disability benefits (LTD), or survivor benefits (Fatal) and where the first STD/LTD/Fatal payment date is within the year. <br />Work Days Lost:The total number of short-term disability (STD) work days paid in the year regardless of the year of injury. (Days arising from rehabilitation payments are excluded.)<br />Young Worker Claims:The number of STD/LTD/Fatal Claims where the worker is aged between 15 and 24 at the time of injury.<br />Prepared by Business Information & Analysis, WorkSafeBC<br />

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