2018 Service Industry Stats

Occupation

Top 3 Occupations with Total Injuries (3,335)

Occupations Total Percentage
Paralegals, Social Services Workers and Occupations in Education and Religion, n.e.c. 464 13.91%
Cleaners 362 10.85%
Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations 303 9.09%

Top 3 Occupations with Time Loss Injuries (1,328)

Occupations Total Percentage
Paralegals, Social Services Workers and Occupations in Education and Religion, n.e.c. 218 16.42%
Cleaners 160 12.05%
Chefs and Cooks 136 10.24%

Causes

Top 5 Causes for Injury
Contact with objects and equipment
Bodily reaction and exertion
Falls
Exposure to harmful substances or environments
Assaults, violent acts, attacks, harassment
Top 5 Causes for Time-loss Injury
Bodily reaction and exertion
Falls
Contact with objects and equipment
Exposure to harmful substances or environments
Assaults, violent acts, attacks, harassment

Body Parts

Most Common Injuries

Contact with objects and equipment is the most common cause of injury in Service Industry.

60% of these injuries are to the Hand

The most common of these injuries are from being struck by swinging or slipping cutting hand tools (non-powered).

11% of these injuries are to the Head

The most common of these injuries are from being struck against stationary objects.

 

8% of these injuries are to the Arm

The most common of these injuries are from being struck against stationary objects.

Bodily reaction and exertion is the other major cause of injury in Service Industry.

39% of these injuries are to the Back

The most common of these injuries are from overexertion in lifting boxes, crates or cartons.

24% of these injuries are to the Leg

The most common of these injuries are from bending, climbing, crawling, reaching or twisting.

13% of these injuries are to the Shoulder

The most common of these injuries are from overexertion in lifting boxes, crates or cartons.