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Health Care Workers Most at Risk

Saturday, May 20, 2000 | 254 | 0 | min read

According to a new Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) report from British Columbia, the health care industry has been identified as the highest risk sector for occupational illnesses and injuries. The report deals only with data from 1994 to 1998. However the authors believe that the trends it describes have continued into the most recent years and months for which data is available. Highlights are: * There is an overall increase in the number of claims, days lost, and claims costs for the five-year period 1994 to 1998, with increases most evident from 1996 to 1998. The number of pe...

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