OSHA recordable incident rate is expressed as – The total number of recordable illnesses and injuries per 100 full-time employees in a year. The word recordable is used because not all kind of incident are captured when calculating the OSHA recordable incident rate; only recordable incident.
OSHA recordable incident or illness are:
- Any work-related fatality.
- Any work-related injury or illness that results in loss of consciousness, days away from work, restricted work, or transfer to another job.
- Any work-related injury or illness requiring medical treatment beyond first aid.
- Any work-related diagnosed case of cancer, chronic irreversible diseases, fractured or cracked bones or teeth, and punctured eardrums.
How to calculate OSHA recordable incident rate
OSHA recordable incident rate is calculated by multiplying the total recordable incident during a calendar year by 200,000, divided by the total number of hours worked during the calendar year.
Incidence rate = (Total number of recordable incident) x 200,000 / (Total manhour worked for one year)
OSHA recordable incident rate is used by OSHA to gauge a company’s safety performance.
NOTE: OSHA requires accident rates to be calculated as incidents per 100 full-time employees.
Also, note that there is no significant difference between OSHA recordable incident rate and TRIR (Total recordable incident rate).
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