City of Austin Performance Report 2015-16

Lost Time Injury Rate Per the Equivalent of 100 Employees 

Measure Description
This key indicator measures the rate of lost time injuries per the equivalent of 100 full time employees. This measure was developed by the National Safety Council and is an industry norm.
Calculation Method
The calculation for this measure was derived by the National Safety Council. It is the number of injuries where work time is lost times 200,000 hours divided by the total number of hours worked in the department.
FY 2015-16 Results
The actual lost time injury rate for Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) was 0.8.
Assessment of Results
ARR has set a goal of zero for this measure since FY 2011-12, which reflects the department’s persistent efforts to promote safety and prevent injuries. The lost time injury rate decreased from 1.3 in FY 2014-15 to 0.8 in FY 2015-16. In fact, with the exception of FY 2014-15, ARR has improved performance in this measure over the past five fiscal years. These results reflect improved behaviors that resulted from mandatory monthly safety training classes for all ARR employees, increased emphasis and awareness on safety in general, gate check audits, safety incentives, and increased safety communications.
Next Steps
ARR is committed to continue 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 the processes which will ultimately result in fewer injuries and drive the results of this measure closer to zero. ARR Safety staff is continuing work on implementing a “safety culture” campaign.
Contact Information
For more information contact Bill Huck, Safety Division Manager, at (512) 974-4329.