Difficulties Calculating LTIFR and Other Safety Indicators

Difficulties Calculating LTIFR and Other Safety Indicators By Tom Gardener The difficulties often encountered when calculating LTIFR and other safety indicators are not with the calculation itself but with the data that is included in the calculation. What are hours worked? What is a lost time injury (LTI) or a medical treatment injury? How are …

Lifting Safety Slogans

Lifting Safety Slogans According to a 2009 OSHA report, back injuries are the number one work-related injury reported (http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=FACT_SHEETS&p_id=146).  OSHA goes on to state that three-fourths of back-related injuries were lifting related, and most of the injuries were preventable through proper lifting techniques.  Of course, in reading these statistics, managers of lifting-related industries find reasons …