5 Ways Safety Software Has Helped Reduce Injuries

Workplace injuries can happen in any company, at any time regardless of the industry you operate in. However, there are more hazards present in heavy industries like mining, construction, and oil & gas. The severity of injuries tends to be higher in these business sectors since workers are exposed to hazards like high temperature and heavy equipment in motion. The AWCBC publishes annual data about occupational injuries and illnesses in Canada, and there were 271,806 lost-time claims in 2019 (latest year reported as of April 2021). This data is also broken down by business sectors, including heavy industries:

Manufacturing = 36,432 Construction = 28,111 Transportation and warehousing = 19,297 Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting = 12,539 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction = 2,016 Utilities = 770

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