Some basic descriptive stats about Alberta workers:
- 58% were exposed to workplace hazards on a weekly basis
- 42% had inadequate workplace OHS policies and procedures
- 37% had inadequate OHS empowerment
- 23% had inadequate OHS awareness
- 36% of Alberta workers were deemed vulnerable because of exposure to hazards with inadequate protections on one of more dimensions.
- 28% agreed they worried about getting injured or ill from work
- 19% reported a physical work-related injury in the past year
- 18% reported a mental work-related injury in the past year.
- 55% of injuries required time off from work
- 19% of injuries were reported to the WCB
This study broadly confirms prior studies of worker self-report of injury in Alberta (e..g., roughly 1 in 5 experience physical injury; time off due to injury is often required but goes unreported to the WCB). It useful helps identify some leading indicators of workplace safety: workers who report adequate protections appear to be at a lower risk of injury.