What the Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) means
Total Recordable Incident Rate or TRIR is a trailing indicator that offers good insights into the effectiveness of a company’s safety programs and practices. Also known as the Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) or the OSHA incident rate, the TRIR rate compares injuries and illnesses across different industries and entities or different operations within a single entity.
As a common base for a specific time period, TRIR can both identify problem areas and indicate when progress is made in the prevention of work-related incidents. Painters USA is happy to provide our TRIR rating to prospective clients upon request.
TRIR = Number of OSHA recordable injuries and illnesses X 200,000 / Employee hours worked
The number of OSHA recordable incidents is multiplied by 200,000 to represent 100 employees working a 40 hour week for 50 weeks during a calendar year. That number is then divided by the total number of hours a company’s employees worked.
Value to our commercial / industrial clients
No commercial or industrial business, municipality, or any organization wants injuries or illness to occur within their facilities. Assessing the TRIR rating of a service provider like Painters USA can provide another metric for safety assurance.
Because of our good TRIR rating, Painters USA is able to:
- Better manage workers’ compensation and other insurance costs.
- Give one more assurance of our commitment to worker and job site safety.
Our First Class TRIR Rating is another validation to help prospective clients evaluate our strengths as a painting, coating, and flooring contractor.
How to calculate your incidence rate
Organizations can determine and compare their incident rate by gathering their own workplace injury and illness data and going to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. What’s needed:
- Number of nonfatal injuries and illnesses, most commonly from the Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, OSHA's Form 300.
- Number of hours all employees actually worked, which should not include paid nonwork time like vacation, sick leave, or holidays.
- Go to the BLS website: How To Compute a Firm's Incidence Rate for Safety Management.
By keeping a low workplace incident rate, Painters USA delivers on our promise to make every job site a safer, more pleasant workplace for our clients.