City of El Paso's Safety Policy Statement
The purpose of the government and employees of the City of El Paso is to provide the highest quality of service to the citizens of El Paso. Incidents, which result in injury to City employees and/or damage to City property, delay or prevent the successful accomplishment of that purpose.
Thus, it follows that department heads are obligated to provide, to the maximum extent possible, all of their employees with safe working conditions so that the employees may do their jobs without endangering their safety or health. These conditions shall include, but are not limited to the following:
- A safe place to work
- Safe equipment with which to work
- Proper training in safe work procedures
- Adherence and enforcement of all applicable safety rules, and to support efforts of Department Safety Coordinators
- Fellow employees who also perform their jobs in a safe manner
Risk Management may provide departments with customizable safety training and assessments in a variety of areas. Please email RiskManagement@elpasotexas.gov for your requests.
CITY OF EL PASO SAFETY
The City of El Paso uses a TIR, Claims Count and Claims Cost for a fiscal year as the baseline and as part of the tracking process. The Total Incident Rate (TIR) is a calculation that tracks incidents per 100 employees. This number measures success/safety/progress over a period of time and against similar industries. For many companies, incident rates are the primary indicator of safety performance measurement. The City uses a TIR based on all submitted Medical Only and Time Lost claims and department claims goals along with incident analysis, required trainings, inspections and evaluations, and other means to measure performance against the department itself. The TIR is similar to the OSHA Total Recordable Case /DART rate, though more responsive.
DART "DART" stands for "Days Away, Restricted or Transferred". A DART case is a subset of OSHA recordable cases where the injury/illness is severe enough that the individual is loses time away from his/her job by being away from work, on restricted duty, or is transferred to another job function because of the injury.