Alberta cuts workplace injuries 2.7 per cent

Push for safer workplaces saves WCB more than $20 million
||Last Updated: 01/26/2005

Alberta’s push to improve safety in the workplace seems to be paying off, as the province said work-related injuries are steadily decreasing.

In 2003 there were 2.8 lost-time claims per 100 person-years, down from 3.0 in 2002. This number represents:

•1,023 fewer lost-time claim injuries and an estimated $20 million in direct annual Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) claims cost savings;