TSI Improves 2013 Lost time Injury Rate

During 2013 TSI crewmembers improved upon the outstanding 2012 Lost Time Injury Rate (LTIR).  The rates are expressed in number of accidents per 200,000 man-hours.

The Average Total Reportable Injury Rate (TRIR) and Lost Time Injury Rate (LTIR) for the twenty (20) year period 1993-2013 was 2,238 TRIR and 0.783 LTIR.  The LTIR rates for 2011-2013 have been: 0.566 in 2011; 0.246 in 2012; and, 0.236 in 2013.  The 2013 rate is 70% below the TSI twenty year average!  TRIR stats have decreased proportionately, going from 1.699 in 2011 to 1.100 in 2013.

All of the statistics are based on a calculation to produce a “rate”(# of events per 200,000  man hours), thereby allowing meaningful year by year comparisons of results despite the differing number of ships and man hours in any given year.

The figures discussed in this summary are calculated based on the standard adopted  by the National Safety Council in 1990.  The criteria for a Recordable/Reportable to USCG, injury is relatively simple.  If more than first aid is required, it’s reportable. Most, not all, doctor visits become reportable. A “Lost Time Injury” results in two (2) lost turns at watch or a lost day for a day-worker. Not all Lost Time injuries result in a non-fit for duty.

This report differs from the OSHA standard in that these do not count illnesses, and the criteria for OSHA recordable injuries follows a slightly different decision tree.  The statistics noted above are used to calculate the annual Safety Awards presented by the Chamber of Shipping of America. TSI also participates in the annual statistical gathering by the National Safety Council (Marine Division). The NSC compilation  is the industry average for past years.