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 66 backing incidents in the third quarter of the 2023 calendar year. This is a 3% decrease from backing incident rates from the same quarter in calendar year 2022. 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 54 slip, trip and fall incidents reported in the third quarter of calendar year 2023, which is a 40% decrease from the same quarter in calendar year 2022. 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 third quarter calendar year 2023, MoDOT had 121 reported incidents for sprains and strains. This is a 140% increase from the same quarter in calendar year 2022. A majority of the change is due to a new, more accurate data reporting system. Improvement strategies include implementing 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 Modot Management System BI- Report for each district and Central Office for the prior four 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.
Kansas City District
District Safety and Health Manager