Which job in B.C. is with the highest number of injuries?

No it’s not logging, construction or mining but Health Care assistants.

To much of surprise, According to WorkSafeBC, health-care assistants have the highest number of on-the-job injuries in the province.

According to WorkSafeBC, overexertion, acts of violence, slips, trips and falls are the most common injuries suffered by working health-care assistants, a sector which includes community health workers, residential-care aides and home support workers, among others.

There are more than 32,000 health-care assistants in B.C.The predominantly female workforce accounts for 36 percent of all injuries reported in the health-care sector.

The statistic is at the centre of the “Hearts and Hands” conference, a one day event bringing together over 250 health-care assistants from across the Lower Mainland.