Kansas City District
District Safety and Health Manager
MoDOT’s number one value is safety. The purpose of this measure is for everyone to arrive at work safely and return home the same way. This includes all the preparation necessary for a safe day including planning the jobs, Risk Based Assessment review, morning safety briefings and stretching. This measure focuses on improving three high risk areas: backing a motorized vehicle; slips, trips and falls; and sprains and strains.
MoDOT had 35 backing incidents in the first quarter of 2021. This was a 67% increase in backing incidents from the same time in last year. Backing incidents can cause property damage, injuries and death. Improvement strategies include parking to avoid backing, good planning, always using a spotter, doing a thorough circle check of the area and the implantation of Geotab devices in all snow vehicles to assist with data collection.
There were 31 employees who received medical attention for slips, trips and falls during the first quarter of 2021, which is a 9% decrease from the first quarter of 2020. Improvement strategies include being aware of surroundings, keeping work areas organized, looking out for each other by pointing out hazards on the job that may be hidden and wearing the proper PPE for conditions.
During the first quarter of 2021, 23 MoDOT employees received medical attention for sprains and strains. This is a 12% decrease from the first quarter last year. Improvement strategies include implementation of a statewide stretch and flex program, asking for help when lifting and using proper lifting technique like those taught during Gear Up.
It is imperative that employees focus on improvement strategies and put MoDOT’s Behavior Based Safety and Actively Caring programs into action. At MoDOT, safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Purpose of the Measure:
This measure tracks the department's most frequent incident types and highlights areas to focus on for improvement.
Measurement and Data Collection:
Data is collected through RiskMaster for each district and Central Office for the prior three years on the number of backing incidents; slips, trips and falls; and strains and pulls. These are the three most common types of injuries at MoDOT.