Analysis of Performance
According to OSHA, the formula for TRIR is as follows:
TRIR = Number of incidents x 200,000 / total number of employee hours worked in a year
Total recordable incident rate (TRIR) is a measure of occupational health and safety based on the number of safety incidents reported against the number of workers present and the number of hours worked. The first quarter injury trends stemmed from harsh cold and icy conditions resulting in multiple motor vehicle accidents as well as slip/trip/falls.
Exposure to a cold environment at work is associated with a higher prevalence of musculoskeletal pain and chronic pain. Safety messages were cascaded to remind work groups to limit exposure time outside and take frequent indoor stretch breaks when possible. Supply chains were delayed, but winter traction footwear has been made available to all employees.
Why Is This Important?
City Organization Impact on Performance
High – Reducing the TRIR rate requires the City to reduce the number of injuries that are sustained in any given year. Driving down injuries requires workgroups to actively work to identify and mitigate injury causes. We are seeing more employee involvement throughout the City now than at any point in the past through sharing of best practices and lessons learned, excellent active safety meeting attendance, new safety teams being launched, and safety team members being called on more than ever by their workgroups to help spearhead safety improvements.