Analysis of Performance
As anticipated, the DART rate did increase as the City reopened and more services reopened.
Some of the injuries are not new, but are requiring more care than similar types of injuries.
Vehicle based accidents are contributing to our DART and TRIR injuries. We are evaluating ideas on how to reduce these incidents
We have been performing root cause analysis of some new types of injury that has lead to modified or lost time injuries that we haven't seen in the past at this severity level.
Safety and Risk Management are continuing with the process of having Physical Demands Assessments of City jobs so that we can safely return people to work, as well as ensure that the City is properly representing what work is required of a job.
Why Is This Important?
City Organization Impact on Performance
High – Reducing the DART rate requires the City to reduce the number of injuries that result in days away, restricted or transferred. Getting employees back to work quickly and efficiently following injuries enables to the City to spend less money on benefits used to keep employees who are off or on modified duty whole. Many studies have led to the well accepted fact that employees who return to work quickly following an injury rehab faster, better, and more completely than those who do not. Driving down injuries that impact the DART rate requires workgroups to be engaged and to actively interact with injured workers to get them back to work as efficiently as medically possible. This engagement in conjuction with other ongoing proactive safety efforts has concrete and continuous impact on improving the City's safety culture.