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WorkSafeNB’s performance helps keep New Brunswick one of the safest places to work in Canada

April 2, 2014 

2013 results exceeded targets established by WorkSafeNB’s board of directors, and helped to keep New Brunswick one of the safest places to work in Canada.

Detailed results on WorkSafeNB’s performance can be found in its 2013 Annual Report released today.

“Our performance demonstrates how New Brunswickers made a difference last year in their workplaces,” said Sharon Tucker, chair of WorkSafeNB’s board of directors. “With such leadership in our province, we believe that more and more New Brunswickers will be inspired to engage in health and safety initiatives at work, creating a strong culture of workplace health and safety.”

Some of the highlights of the 2013 Annual Report include:

  • A 2.84 workplace injury frequency rate per 100 full-time employees (FTE) in 2013. This represents a decrease from 2012 (3.00) and is well below the five-year target of 3.19.
  • A 1.18 lost-time workplace injury frequency rate per 100 FTE. This rate continues to remain below the national average of 1.65.
  • A 56.4-day average claim duration (average paid days) in 2013. This is lower than WorkSafeNB’s target set at 59.1 days.

WorkSafeNB recorded an operating surplus of $127.6 million in 2013, resulting in a funded position of 138.2%.“The strong funding position has allowed for a decrease in the provisional average assessment, from $1.44 in 2013 to $1.21 for 2014. This rate continues to remain the lowest in Atlantic Canada,” said WorkSafeNB president and CEO, Gerard Adams.

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