Canadian Human Resources Benchmarking: Safety—July 2022
The Conference Board of Canada
July 27, 2022
This ongoing series examines the HR practices and metrics of Canadian organizations, specifically around turnover, engagement, diversity and inclusion, absence, and health and safety.
- Workplace safety incidents have increased since 2020. This rise may be due in part to more employees returning to in-person work, meaning greater chances of workplace exposure incidents that result in lost-time claims.
- The average total recordable injury frequency (TRIF) and lost-time injury frequency (LTIF) increased nationwide. The median rates for safety incidents and lost-time claims may be a more helpful metric for benchmarking, as many organizations reported zero incidents or claims in 2021.
- A focus for organizations should be to continue to emphasize safety culture. Safety culture plays a key role in the mental and physical well-being of employees.