o many people are concerned with lowering their TCIR number or just meeting their safety goals that they loose sight of the difficulty of truly making the workplace safer. I even have even seen this attitude expressed through some safety governing bodies in my years working with safety.
If you would like to enhance your safety numbers here are some tips:
Make employees scared to report accidents by making veiled threats like drug testing, punitive accident investigations, loss of privileges, long reporting forms etc.
Make employees scared to report injuries through peer pressure. Establish an incentive plan for the entire group in order that the benefit are going to be lost if any one-person reports and injury.
Reduce the amount of recordable injuries by working together with your attending physician in order that he doesn’t write a prescription or otherwise trigger a recordable event.
Lower TCIR by inflating the amount of hours worked. Since the hours worked is within the denominator, make this number as large as possible. Include all office , salespeople, interns, co ops, contractors, anyone who can have any reference to your group that aren’t likely to report an injury.
Include safety performance improvement to every supervisor’s salary review. He will confirm that employees are discouraged from reporting injuries.
Assume every employee who reports an injury is faking and plans to sue the corporate . Treat each case consistently and therefore the word will get around.
Spend hours reviewing the OSHA or corporate rules for what constitutes a recordable event. Get to understand every loophole for a way to avoid listing it on the chart. Document why you probably did not record them just in case of an audit.