Analysis of Performance
As anticipated, the TRIR rate did increase as the City reopened and more services reopened. Employees who had been away from routine work of 2019 returned and there have been some injuries associated with the return to that work.
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. The value in this work is that the City understands the work associated with the position, employees and applicants know, and we can create a solid expectation of the work to be performed. If the City doesn't have this, when a prospective employee applies for a position, they are entering into a situation where they may be asked to do work they are physically incapable of, setting them or their coworkers up for potential injury. Having this information will start employees and the City off on the right path starting from the hiring process.
Working with departments to determine needs to improve their safety environment.
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.