Analysis of Performance
This time of year we typically see an increase in TRIR. Historically, the influx of seasonal workers as well as extreme heat contribute to a rise in recordable injuries. Insect stings and work that takes our employees to more remote destinations and uneven terrain this time of year result in more frequent injuries that, although minor, do require medical treatment beyond first aid.
In order to better understand the nature of injuries, SRM is working with departments to perform accident investigations to understand the nature of the injury. By filling the vacant Lead Safety Specialist role, we have already seen more active involvement and participation from the departments in response to having a dedicated safety partner.
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.