If we add deaths due to occupational diseases, the building sector becomes the most dangerous, ahead of the sectors for mining, quarries, and oil, with 56 deaths in 2015 and 46 deaths due to occupational diseases.
The National Bank of Canada places the occupation of taxi driver as « Category B », which represents the highest risk factor to be refused for disability insurance. In the same category, we also find occupations such as police officers, fumigators, roofers, private investigators, exterminators, firefighters, and prison guards. Who would have thought that being a driver is dangerous?
Is being a taxi driver ranked among the most dangerous professions?
No, far from it.
In January 2013, the Quebec Institute of Statistics published a report on the identification of victims in the workplace. The report revealed that 7 % or workers are injured at work due to repetitive movements required by their jobs. Depending on the level of exposure to physical constraints during the exercise of their functions, workers in Quebec experience injuries in exactly the same way.
Here is a breakdown of Quebec workers based on their level of exposure to physical constraints :
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A multitude of Quebecers put their lives in danger every day to perform their functions. In particular, the police and law enforcement offiers at all levels demonstrate extraordinary courage. We looked at occupations with a high number of unfortunate incidents for workers in these occupations. Which of us has the riskiest role? Who makes a living at the risk of endangering their lives?
The Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada provided most of the statistical data in this article. Since their latest data was from 2015, we will generally rely on them.
Here is a summary of accidents in Quebec in 2015 :
|Data in 2015||In Quebec||In Canada|
|Workers with percentage insurance.||93.11 %||85.07 %|
|Per 100, frequency of accidents (with time lost)||1.74||1.51|
|Number of claims (with time lost)||65,859||232,629|
|Number of deaths||196||852|
|Number of persons who returned to work in 90 days in percentage.||72.85 %||–|
|Insured Wages in Billions of Dollars||135||583,4|
Rank 13 to 15 of most dangerous jobs: nurses, garbage collectors, and corrections officers
Rank 10 to 12 of hazardous occupations: foresters, roofers and linemen
Les références :
Rank 7 to 9 most dangerous jobs : airplane pilots,miners and metallurgical workers.
Rank 4 to 6 of most dangerous jobs: construction workers, maintenance workers and pruners.
Rank 1 to 3 of most dangerous jobs: farmers, truckers and fishermen.
In Quebec, the worker most at risk is the farmer. Everything around him represents danger. It is even difficult to pinpoint:
Statistics from CNESST present year after year a portrait an unfavorable portrait of this noble profession. In 2012, 21 workers out of 100,000 lost their lives.
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