Injury / Illness and Accident Statistics. TM 650 Summer 2009 Dr. Carter J. Kerk. Reading Assignment. Asfahl Chapter 2 Appendices B, C, D, F. Accident Recordkeeping. “ You can’t manage what you don’t measure ”
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IR = (# of injuries/illnesses including fatalities x 200,000) /
(total hours worked by all employees during the period covered)
200,000 = (40 hrs/wk) (50 wk/yr) (100 workers)
Figure 2.2 from text. Comparison of incidence rates for various industries by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code. Private sector average is about 6 cases per 100 full-time workers. Grey scale does not show up on this slide. Industries shown are at the 2-digit SIC level. Lost workday cases plus cases without lost workdays equals total cases.
Appendix F: Partially Exempt Industries. Employers classified in the following SIC Codes are not required to keep general OSHA injury and illness records unless asked by OSHA, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), or an authorized state agency. Fatalities or workplace incidents that result in hospitalization of three or more employees must still be reported.