OSHA recently sent out 15,000 letters to workplaces with the highest DART (days away, restricted, transferred) rates. (For a DART calculator, see OHShub.com’s post HERE). For every 100 full-time workers, the 15,000 employers had 4.5 or more injuries or illnesses which resulted in days away from work, restricted work or job transfer. The national average is 2.0.
Suggestions provided by OSHA to reduce the DART rate included:
- Hiring an outside safety and health consultant
- Talking with your insurance carrier, or
- Contacting your state’s workers’ compensation agency for advice
A copy of the letter is available HERE.
For a list of the 15,000 workplaces, click HERE.