OSHA Recordable Incident Rate And How To Calculate

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.


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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.


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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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