City of Austin Performance Report 2015-16

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 100 employees. The formula for this measure was created by the National Safety Council and is an industry standard.
Calculation Method
This measure is calculated as the number of lost time injuries multiplied by 200,000 hours, then divided by the total number of hours worked in the department.
FY 2015-16 Results
In FY 2015-16, the lost time injury rate per 100 employees was 0.59, resulting from two (2) lost time injuries reported for the fiscal year.
Assessment of Results
In FY 2015-2016, in spite of significant increases in air traffic, passengers, airport construction and an expanding workforce, the airport experienced a decrease in lost-time injuries (0.59) compared to FY 2014-2015 (0.87). This decrease was within our 0.85 target and below the industry average of 1.44 per 100 employees. In FY 2016-17, continued growth in air traffic, passengers, and workforce are anticipated to present challenges for the Safety Division in the areas of safety promotion, hazard awareness, and training. The number of hazards reported per 100 employees increased from 0.26 in FY 2014-2015 to 0.70 in FY 2015-2016. These hazard reports may continue to increase over the next several reporting periods but are expected to level off as known hazards are mitigated and the overall level of safety at the airport continues to be enhanced.
Next Steps
For FY 2016-2017, the Airport Safety Division will continue conducting weekly safety hazard inspections of terminal and landside facilities. Safety inspection audits are correlated with third party customer injury reports (date, type, location, equipment and affected body part) and hazards reported via the ABIA Safety Hazard Reporting System. Safety hazards and injury incident reports are monitored to reflect Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) including: flooring conditions, terminal entrances, parking lots, escalators, elevators, walkways, and baggage handling areas. Hazard mitigation techniques and control measures along with hazard awareness promotion, maintenance repairs, and capital improvements all help to enhance the operational safety for airport employees, tenants, and passengers alike.
Contact Information
For more information, contact Ghizlane Badawi, Deputy Chief Operations Officer, at (512) 530-8846.