Canadian Occupational Safety: 3 Things to know about head protection

“…it can be hard to get a proper grasp of the exact number of head injuries occurring in the workplace because many go unreported or are lumped in with other injuries. This is echoed by organization Brain Injury Canada which says that the ‘invisible injury’ of concussion is often not understood due to lack of education or public awareness.

And these injuries are sadly on the rise. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Statistical Report in 2016 noted that injuries coded as “concussions” had increased from 0.6 per cent in 2002 to 5 per cent in 2015 – a whopping 800 per cent increase. “

Article: 3 Things to know about head protection
Author: Maia Foulis
Date: May 12, 2022