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BC Solid Waste Safety Statistics

CWMA has worked with the Workers' Compensation Board to report on safety related statistics for each Classification Unit (CUs) considered to be within solid waste and recycling related fields.

At end of 2001, injury rates in Classification Units that solid waste firms are registered in are going in the opposite direction of the provincial trends - increasing instead of decreasing. On average, industry WCB premiums are increasing as a result. CWMA hopes to assist our members to make their workplaces safer, and therefore eventually lower premiums.

Following is access to three important reports:
  • 2001 WCB Statistics Report
  • Solid Waste Industry - Overview of WCB Statistics
  • Accidents Common to the Solid Waste Industry


2001 WCB Statistics Report

At end of 2001, injury rates in Classification Units (CUs) that solid waste firms are registered in are going in the opposite direction of the provincial trends - increasing instead of decreasing. See page 12 of the report. And the rate of increase of costs in the solid waste CUs has been dramatic. Refer to page 40 of the statistics report for a ten year summary of claim costs.
http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/reports/statistics_reports/default.asp



Solid Waste Industry - Overview of WCB Statistics

Over a five year period, reviews claim costs, injury rates and other information.

This report was developed for the following Classification Units:

  • Composting #701004
  • Plastic or Rubber Recycling #713024
  • Paper Recycling or Cellulose Insulation Manufacturer #714014
  • Glass Recycling or Glass, Brick, Bottle or other Container Manufacture #715019
  • Recycling Depot #731004
  • Garbage, Debris, Industrial Waste, or Recyclable Material Removal #732018
  • Land pollution Control #764033
  • Paper Shredding #764042

(Check with your office to determine which WCB classification unit your company falls under.)

Download: Solid Waste Industry - Overview of WCB Statistics, 1997 to 2001 [CWMA, 2003, seven pages]



Accidents Common to the Solid Waste Industry

These Excel spreadsheet pages show statistics within Classification Units that are directly or indirectly related to the Recycling and Solid Waste industry:

  • Composting #701004
  • Plastic or Rubber Recycling #713024
  • Cardboard or Paper Container Manufacture # 714001
  • Paper Recycling or Cellulose Insulation Manufacturer #714014
  • Glass Recycling or Glass, Brick, Bottle or other Container Manufacture #715019
  • Land Clearing, Excavation or Site Development #721031
  • Recycling Depot #731004
  • Garbage, Debris, Industrial Waste, or Recyclable Material Removal #732018
  • General Trucking or Domestic Freight Forwarding #732019
  • Loading or Unloading Goods #732023
  • Local Government and Related Operations #753004
  • Consulting Engineering #763010
  • Consulting #763011
  • Land pollution Control #764033
  • Paper Shredding #764042
Download: Accidents Common to the Solid Waste Industry [CWMA, 2000, 20 pages]

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