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Preventing the next accident, saving the next victim
SHARE: The Safety, Health and Return to Employment (SHARE) initiative is a Presidential initiative that requires all federal agencies reduce their accident rates by 3% each year. Lost Time Case Rate (LTCR): The LTCR measures the severity of BLM employee injuries and illnesses, per 100 employees. Lost Time Cases are severe enough that an employee cannot return to work the day after the incident. Total Case Rate: The TCR measures the frequency of BLM employee injuries and illnesses, per 100 employees. Only injuries and illnesses that require more than first aid treatment are reflected in this rate. Recordable Injury Rate: Recordable injuries are injuries which require treatment beyond first aid, and/or result in days away from work. Continuation of Pay (COP): COP is the payment made to an injured employee who cannot come back to work for the first 45 calendar days after an injury. FTSP: Full Time Safety Professional FTE: Full Time Equivalent
3 YearFY 2007FY05-07 Avg.FY 2008%Δ vs. 3YA Rate2.302.621.69-35.5% Cases242282178-36.9% The Lost Time Case Rate measures the severity of BLM employee injuries and illnesses, per 100 employees. Lost Time Cases are severe enough that an employee cannot return to work the day after the incident. BLS Figures
4 YearFY 2007FY05-07 Avg.FY 2008%Δ vs. 3YA Rate8.607.508.53+13.7% Cases905793899+13.4% The Total Case Rate measures the frequency of BLM employee injuries and illnesses, per 100 employees. Only injuries and illnesses that require more than first aid treatment are reflected in this rate. BLS Figures
BLM SHARE DOI SHARE National Park Service SHARE Federal Agencies SHARE FY 08: Lost Time Case Rate 1.69*2.273.841.74 FY 08: Total Case Rate 8.53**6.649.614.24 5 Note: All figures in the above table come directly from the OSHA SHARE website, and are based on BLS data. SMIS also independently calculates SHARE rates, which vary slightly from OSHA’s rates. Unless otherwise indicated (as above), all figures in this data abstract were generated in SMIS. *SMIS’ FY 08 LTCR calculation: 1.72 **SMIS’ FY 08 Total Case Rate calculation: 8.42 In FY 2008, BLM’s Lost Time Case Rate (LTCR) was lower than the DOI’s, and also slightly lower than the average LTCR for Federal Agencies. BLM’s TCR, however, was higher than both DOI’s TCR and the average TCR for Federal Agencies. BLS Figures
9 YearFY 2007FY05-07 Avg.FY 2008%Δ vs. 3YA Dollar Amount$760,011$864,091$925,077+7.1% Items327339299-11.8%
Medical Payments Continuation of Pay (COP) Property Damage Compensation Payments (OWCP) Cost of Accidents - Lost Resources Insurance companies estimate that for every dollar in direct costs, 2-4 dollars in indirect costs occur: Cleanup costs associated with accident Lost time of supervisor Lost time of Admin/HR staff Time for hiring new employee Training and relocation costs of new employee Cost of OT to backfill critical services Decreased productivity due to lower morale Direct Costs Indirect / Hidden Costs
SMIS collects data for specific ages, but not for cohorts. For example, it can tell you that 25 year olds were injured more than any other workers in FY 2008, but it cannot tell you which groups (people in their 30s, 40s, etc) experienced the most accidents. I have created 5 year cohorts starting from age 18 in order to track accident trends in a more meaningful way. 12 FY 2005FY 2006FY 2007FY 2008 23-27 yrs (202)23-27 yrs (241)23-27 yrs (213)23-27 yrs (224) 28-32 yrs (164) 28-32 yrs (185)28-32 yrs (170) 48-52 yrs (163)18-22 yrs (142)48-52 yrs (123)53-57 yrs (137) 53-57 yrs (147)48-52 yrs (133)18-22 yrs (113)18-22 yrs (125) 18-22 yrs (143)33-37 yrs (118)33-37 yrs (113)33-37 yrs (112)
13 Age group% of Workforce% of Accidents 18-22 3.1%11.3% 23-27 6.7%20.2% 28-32 9.6%15.3% 33-37 9.0%10.1% 38-42 9.4%6.5% 43-47 11.2%7.4% 48-52 16.1%9.4% 53-57 20.0%12.3% 58-62 11.2%7.7% 63+3.6% 2.9%
FY 2005FY 2006 FY 2007FY 2008 Fell, slip/trip (162)Fell, slip/trip (146)Fell, slip/trip (132) Fell, slip/trip (130) Stressed by (108)Stressed by (123)Stressed by (112) Exposed (106) Lifted, strained (104)Exposed (117) Lifted, strained (108)Stressed by (98) Bitten by (101)Lifted, strained (114) Exposed (97)Lifted, strained (91) Exposed (83)Bitten by (85) Bitten by (75)Exerted (75) 14 Slips, trips and falls continued to be the most common type of injury in BLM.
FY 2005FY 2006FY 2007FY 2008 Single knee (156)Single knee (140)Single knee (124)Single knee (146) Lower back (112)Lower back (105)Lower back (102)Lower back (83) Single lower leg (84)Single leg (67)Multiple Body Parts (72) Multiple Body Parts (79) Single leg (65)Single shoulder (62)Single shoulder (61)Single shoulder (68) Single shoulder (59)Multiple Body Parts (59) Single foot (59)Single leg (61) 15 For the fourth straight year the most frequently injured body part was the knee, followed by the lower back Roughly one third of all injuries were knee injuries.
Average age: In their 20s Occupation: Range Technician Type of injury: Slip, trip or fall Body part injured: Single knee Recommendations: use the buddy system to coach new employees Provide risk assessments during new employee orientation
Watch for signs of fatigue by end of field season, especially among firefighters Program for more work earlier in the year to avoid end-0f-year rush to complete projects Barrier – availability of funding when CR is in use