Safety businesses are constantly changing to keep up with ongoing improvements made to workplaces. These new technologies often improve business efficiency, but can carry their own set of hazards, particularly when employed improperly. Starting in 2020, the COVID-19 epidemic has increased the complexity for OHS managers which is just another obstacle for employees and employers to hurdle.
Each year, the University of Regina uses information from the AWCBC to issue the Report on Work and Fatality Rates in Canada. It is typically challenging to collect information on workplace accidents, so these reports only include information from a couple years prior to their publication.
The 2021 edition therefore includes accident rates from 2019, with the following important findings: