The Performance Excellence Department is responsible for promoting quality, innovation, and distinction throughout all City operations. Staff leads the process of creating a City-wide work environment in which our employees are enabled to perform to the best of their abilities, analyzing current mindsets and behaviors versus anticipated future requirements and implementing changes as needed, and workplace initiatives to keep our employees safe and accident free.
Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) (FY 2018 - FY 2022)
The total recordable injury (and illness) rate is based on OSHA's definition of a recordable injury. In general, a recordable injury is one that requires medical treatment beyond first aid or leads to lost time for the employee. Each year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes work-related injury and illness data by industry and establishment size. With the data contained in that report, the City of Temple can assess its injury rate in comparison to similar organizations. For comparison, the City of Temple looks to the Public Administration industry category (NAICS 92).
Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART) Rate (FY 2018 - FY 2022)
Injury or illness that results in days away from work, restricted duties, or transfer of duties (DART) are considered recordable injuries. DART is a component of the total recordable injury rate (TRIR), and it specifically measures the impact of injuries and illness on the organization's mission. When employees are unable to work or are restricted from performing their normal duties, the organization is not able to utilize its resources as efficiently to provide goods and services.
In FY2020, the Office of Performance Excellence began developing an organization-wide, comprehensive safety program. In FY 2023, implementation of an Accident Prevention Plan and a departmental safety ambassador program will further the City's commitment to making safety a priority to ensure employees go home safe every day.
*- Annual Industry Averages were changed from previous reports: FY 2020 report - General Local Government (NAICS 99), establishment size of 250-999 employees; FY 2021 report - Public Administration (NAICS 92), establishment size of 250-999 employees; FY 2022 report - Public Administration (NAICS 92), total for all establishment sizes.