Work-Related Deaths in Canada: Report

A recent white-paper research study by the Association of Workers' Compensation Board of Canada (AWCBC) examines official statistics on workplace fatalities in Canada.

The study concludes that the annual data from workers' compensation boards across the country report the number of deaths that were accepted for compensation, but not all work-related deaths. Drawing from a range of data sources and employing a broad definition of what constitutes death at work, the AWCBC attempted to generate a more accurate estimate of the number of work-related fatalities in Canada. Based on their findings, the number of workplace fatalities being reported in Canada is dramatically underestimated and could be as much as 10 times higher than is generally captured by occupational health and safety statistics.

To read the full study, you can click on this link:http://www.lltjournal.ca/index.php/llt/article/view/5897 and download the pdf located at the bottom of the page. In addition, you can read a recent article about the study on the CBC website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/workplace-fatalities-deaths-under-reported-study-1.4973495.