Who is it for?
This Safety Calculator is intended for small business owners to help them
better understand all the costs associated with workplace injuries.
What does it do?
When a worker is injured on the job, WSIB pays for the claims costs,
including health costs, rehabilitation and disability costs. But injuries
cost small businesses in many other areas that are not covered by WSIB
insurance. This Safety Calculator helps small businesses identify and
add up all the additional costs associated with an injury or accident
in their workplace costs that come out of their own pockets.
What does it not include?
This calculator does not include the costs associated with increased
WSIB premiums resulting from workplace injuries. And most importantly,
it does not attempt to quantify the pain and suffering experienced by
the injured worker, their families, their friends, and their co-workers.
Why was it developed?
To help small business owners estimate the real out of pocket
costs from a workplace injury and to provide related resources to help
them prevent those accidents.
How do I use this Calculator?
There are 3 main components: the calculator, related videos, and related
resources. The Start section provides an overview of how
the costs are determined, why industry leaders and other small business
owners feel that accidents should be prevented, and information on how
these accidents can be avoided.
Several accident scenarios were developed in various industries to
help identify common types of accidents and injuries. These scenarios
are intended to provide general information on the various costs that
could be incurred. In the Calculator section, users can view these scenarios
and modify the values to determine what their last accident really cost,
or estimate what an accident could potentially cost. These scenarios
can be saved and printed for future reference.
Calculator methodology developed in cooperation with WorkSafe BC