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SHARE. Safety, Health And Return to Employment Initiative. Why it matters…. 168,174 injuries nationwide $2.36 billion dollars in benefits 2.1 million Lost Production Days Costs Hidden costs. What makes a difference?. Fewer injuries equal More workers for higher productivity

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Safety, Health And Return to Employment Initiative

why it matters
Why it matters…
  • 168,174 injuries nationwide
  • $2.36 billion dollars in benefits
  • 2.1 million Lost Production Days
      • Costs
      • Hidden costs
what makes a difference
What makes a difference?
  • Fewer injuries equal
    • More workers for higher productivity
    • Happier employees
    • Less money spent on compensation and replacement workers
  • Timely filing of claims reduces time off work
    • Faster action by OWCP
    • Less claimant frustration
    • Earlier medical treatment
  • Return-to-work saves
    • Less money spent on compensation
    • More workers equal higher productivity
    • Employees feel valued
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  • A 3% reduction in total injuries and in lost time injuries would result in a savings to the government of approximately $41 million in 2004 alone!*
  • Millions to be saved in injury compensation costs.

* Using National Safety Council average costs for 1998, includes direct and indirect costs, excludes property damage.

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  • Initiative signed by President Bush on 1/9/04
  • 3 year initiative FY04 – FY06
  • Builds on accomplishments of FW 2000
  • Reflects management approach of President’s Management Agenda
  • One baseline year for all goals - 2003
  • Win-win goals to improve safety and health and reduce injuries and illnesses
  • Goals established collaboratively with DOL
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  • Goal 1: Reduce total case rates by at least 3% per year
  • Goal 2: Reduce lost time case rates by at least 3% per year
  • Goal 3: Increase timely filing of claims by at least 5% per year
  • Goal 4: Reduce lost production days by at least 1% per year.
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SHARE
  • OWCP/OSHA and Federal Departments will develop new strategies to:
    • Improve safety and health at high injury rate sites
    • Assist in improving timely filing of claims through electronic means
    • Guide agencies in providing suitable work and tools for injured employees.
share goal 1
SHARE: Goal 1

Reduce total case rates by at least

3% per year

  • Baseline year 2003
  • Posted on OSHA Website

www.osha.gov Choose “F” on alpha site index; the Federal Agency Programs or go directly to www.dol-esa.gov/share

total case rate reductions
Total Case Rate Reductions
  • Since 1998 –
    • 16 of 17 departments reduced Total Case Rates
    • The best “reducers”:
      • Department of State – 41.1%
      • Housing and Urban Development – 39.5%
      • Department of Education – 37.0%
      • Department of Health & Human Services – 31.5%
      • Department of Labor – 30.1%
    • Honorable mention – with change in staffing due to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security
      • Department of the Treasury – 49.1%
      • Department of Justice – 35.4%
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SHARE: Goal 2

Reduce lost time case rates by at least

3% per year

  • Baseline year 2003
  • Posted on OSHA Website

www.osha.gov Choose “F” on alpha site index; the Federal Agency Programs or go directly to www.dol-esa.gov/share

lost time case rate reductions
Lost Time Case Rate Reductions
  • Since 1998 –
    • ALL departments reduced Lost Time Case Rate
    • The best “reducers”:
      • Department of Education – 59.4%
      • Department of State – 54.8%
      • Department of Health & Human Services – 42.7%
      • Department of Housing and Urban Development – 36.8%
      • Department of Labor – 38.2%
    • Honorable mention – with change in staffing due to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security
      • Department of Justice – 39.1%
      • Department of the Treasury – 37.4%
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SHARE: Goal 3

Increase timely filing of claims by at least 5% per year

  • Baseline year 2003
    • FY 03 49.6
  • For chargeback specific data and individual agency goals go to:

www.dol-esa.gov/share

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SHARE: Goal 4

Reduce Lost Production Day rates by at least

1% per year

  • OWCP track LPDs after COP period
  • Agencies will track and report LPDs during COP period
  • OWCP will combine and post LPD rates per 100 employees on website.
lpd arithmetic
LPD Arithmetic

Continuation of Pay days

+

Wage loss days paid on first year cases_________________________________

Number of employees/100

= RATE OF LOST PRODUCTION DAYS

new lpd formula
New LPD formula
  • new methodology gives results for all cases still in their first year of disability payments
  • provides greater opportunity for agencies to assist in improved outcomes
  • agencies can see results of their efforts more promptly
exceptional achievements in lpd
Exceptional Achievements in LPD
  • Greatest Improvement
    • Department of Defense Agencies
      • 24.3% reduction in FY04
      • LPD down to 38.6
  • Greatest Sustained Performance
    • Dept. of Air Force
      • 32.3 LPD in FY04
preparation for share
Preparation for SHARE
  • Cooperation between Safety and Health and Injury Compensation at National and Regional levels
  • Focus Groups at National and Regional level
    • Injury Compensation Specialists
    • Safety and Health Specialists
  • OWCP National Office Team
strategies osha
Strategies – OSHA
  • Encourage Agencies to share best practices through Field Safety and Health Councils.
  • Provide training on hazards that are contributing to claims
  • Target outreach efforts with high incidence rates.
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Strategies – OSHA
  • Clearly define goals
  • Post (at least) quarterly statistics to reveal projected progress toward achieving yearly goals.
  • Assist agencies in creating a safe work environment – find solutions, not just identify problem areas.
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Strategies – OSHA
  • Use OSHA’s webpage for Prevention Strategies and Resource Tools
    • www.osha.gov
    • 40,000+ pages
    • Specialized pages and e-tools to assist in safety and health hazard prevention
strategies owcp
Strategies – OWCP
  • What’s available?
    • www.dol-esa.gov/share
      • Training
        • Front-line Supervisors Training
        • Return to Work Strategies
        • Nurse Intervention
        • Injury Compensation Training
      • Presentations
        • National SHARE presentation
        • This presentation!
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Strategies – OWCP
  • What’s available?
    • www.dol-esa.gov/share
      • Data
        • FY 03 Baseline data
        • 3 year history
        • Quarterly CA 1/2 timeliness data
        • Quarterly LPD
        • Quarterly injury and illness statistics
        • CA-7 timeliness data
        • Agency Goals
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Strategies – OWCP
  • What’s available?
    • www.dol-esa.gov/share
      • National and District contacts
      • Links to District Webpages
      • Calendar of events
      • Links to other sites…coming soon
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Strategies – OWCP
  • National
    • Interagency meetings
    • Outreach
    • Web updates
  • District
    • Strategy sessions
    • Training
    • Data and reports
strategies to build on
Strategies to build on
  • District interface
    • Nurse
    • Rehab
    • QCM focus
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Strategies to build on
  • Coordination between Injury Compensation Specialists and Safety & Health Specialists
  • Spread the word to line managers and staff
  • CA-7 timely submission
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CA-7 Timeliness

% received from agencies within 7 days

FY 2004 Cumulative

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Strategies to build on
  • AQS access for Injury Compensation Specialists
    • Case specific data
    • Status; accepted condition
    • CA-7 tracking; comp data
    • Return to Work training
    • Lost Time Breakdown Report … coming soon
        • COP
        • Post COP
        • Long term
    • Query tool… coming soon
    • Access to images… coming soon
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Strategies to build on
  • Employee Express…coming soon
    • Claimant access to data
    • Does your agency have access?
  • E-Access
    • Electronic CA-1, 2
    • Electronic CA-7…coming soon
    • Other data exchange…coming soon
safety health and return to employment
Safety, Health and Return to Employment

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