City of Austin Performance Report 2014-15

Lost Time Injury Rate per the Equivalent of 100 Employees

Measure Description
This measure examines the amount of time lost due to injury divided by the amount of time which could be worked by one hundred employees. The formula for this measure was created by the National Safety Council and is an industry norm.
Calculation Method
This measure is calculated as the number of lost time injuries times 200,000 hours, then divided by the total number of hours actually worked in the department. The 200,000 factor is used to standardize the rate based on 100 employees working 40 hours a week for 50 weeks a year.
FY 2014-15 Results
The goal for this measure for FY 2014-2015 was 1.0. The final result for FY 2014-15 was 0.87, with three lost time injuries reported for the year.
Assessment of Results
In FY 2014-15 the Aviation Department experienced an increase in lost-time injuries when compared to FY 2013-14. This increase is within our target of 1.0 and well below the industry average of 1.44. The Safety division has been challenged this year as ABIA experienced record growth. The increase in injuries this year may be due to an increase in employees, passenger traffic, and numerous construction projects. In addition, the number of hazards reported dropped from 53 in FY 2013-14 to 26 in FY 2014-15 due to the Department’s continuing efforts aimed at hazard correction and hazard control.
Picture of a Southwest airplane on the tarmac.
Next Steps
For FY 2015-16 the Aviation Department has developed an ABIA terminal audit program that includes inspections of floor conditions, terminal entrances, parking lots, escalators/elevators/walkways, baggage handling areas, etc. The implementation of these audits will help uncover potential hazards, reducing exposure to our employees, tenants, and passengers.
Contact Information
For more information, contact Ghizlane Badawi, Deputy Chief Operations Officer (512) 530-8846