City of Austin Performance Report 2014-15

Lost Time Injury Rate Per the Equivalent of 100 Employees (8+ Days Lost Time)

Measure Description
This key indicator measures the rate of injuries per the equivalent of 100 employees resulting in 8 or more days of lost time.
Calculation Method
The number of lost time injuries (resulting in 8 or more days of lost time) times 200,000 hours, divided by the total number of actual hours 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 lost time injury rate per the equivalent of 100 employees (8+ days lost time) was 1, which was below the goal of 2.
Assessment of Results
The lost time injury rate per the equivalent of 100 employees (8+ days lost time) met its goal for the second year it has been measured. These positive results may reflect behaviors that resulted from mandatory monthly safety training classes for all ARR employees, gate check audits, safety incentives, increased safety communications, and increased emphasis and awareness on safety in general.
Picture of ARR workers stretching before their shift.
Next Steps
ARR is committed to allocating and providing the resources needed to promote and implement effective safety and health practices for employees. The goal of the Quality Assurance team is to continuously improve our processes which will ultimately result in less time lost due to fewer injuries. ARR Quality Assurance staff is working on implementing a “safety culture” campaign.
Contact Information
For more information contact Mike Turner, Quality Assurance Division Manager, at (512) 974-9739.