SHARE Safety, Health And Return to Employment Initiative Why it matters… 168,174 injuries nationwide $2.36 billion dollars in benefits 2.1 million Lost Production Days Costs Hidden costs What makes a difference? Fewer injuries equal More workers for higher productivity Happier employees Less money spent on compensation and replacement workers Timely filing of claims reduces time off work Faster action by OWCP Less claimant frustration Earlier medical treatment Return-to-work saves Less money spent on compensation More workers equal higher productivity Employees feel valued $$$$ A 3% reduction in total injuries and in lost time injuries would result in a savings to the government of approximately $41 million in 2004 alone!* Millions to be saved in injury compensation costs. * Using National Safety Council average costs for 1998, includes direct and indirect costs, excludes property damage. SHARE Initiative signed by President Bush on 1/9/04 3 year initiative FY04 – FY06 Builds on accomplishments of FW 2000 Reflects management approach of President’s Management Agenda One baseline year for all goals - 2003 Win-win goals to improve safety and health and reduce injuries and illnesses Goals established collaboratively with DOL SHARE Goal 1: Reduce total case rates by at least 3% per year Goal 2: Reduce lost time case rates by at least 3% per year Goal 3: Increase timely filing of claims by at least 5% per year Goal 4: Reduce lost production days by at least 1% per year. SHARE OWCP/OSHA and Federal Departments will develop new strategies to: Improve safety and health at high injury rate sites Assist in improving timely filing of claims through electronic means Guide agencies in providing suitable work and tools for injured employees. SHARE: Goal 1 Reduce total case rates by at least 3% per year Baseline year 2003 Posted on OSHA Website www.osha.gov Choose “F” on alpha site index; the Federal Agency Programs or go directly to www.dol-esa.gov/share Total Injury Illness Rates Trends Total Case Rates Total Case Rates (by major agency) Total Case Rate Reductions Since 1998 – 16 of 17 departments reduced Total Case Rates The best “reducers”: Department of State – 41.1% Housing and Urban Development – 39.5% Department of Education – 37.0% Department of Health & Human Services – 31.5% Department of Labor – 30.1% Honorable mention – with change in staffing due to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security Department of the Treasury – 49.1% Department of Justice – 35.4% SHARE: Goal 2 Reduce lost time case rates by at least 3% per year Baseline year 2003 Posted on OSHA Website www.osha.gov Choose “F” on alpha site index; the Federal Agency Programs or go directly to www.dol-esa.gov/share Lost Time Case Rates Total Lost Time Case Rates (by major agency) Lost Time Case Rate Reductions Since 1998 – ALL departments reduced Lost Time Case Rate The best “reducers”: Department of Education – 59.4% Department of State – 54.8% Department of Health & Human Services – 42.7% Department of Housing and Urban Development – 36.8% Department of Labor – 38.2% Honorable mention – with change in staffing due to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security Department of Justice – 39.1% Department of the Treasury – 37.4% SHARE: Goal 3 Increase timely filing of claims by at least 5% per year Baseline year 2003 FY 03 49.6 For chargeback specific data and individual agency goals go to: www.dol-esa.gov/share CA-1/CA-2 Timeliness (filed in 14 calendar days) CA-1/CA-2 Timeliness (by major agency) SHARE: Goal 4 Reduce Lost Production Day rates by at least 1% per year OWCP track LPDs after COP period Agencies will track and report LPDs during COP period OWCP will combine and post LPD rates per 100 employees on website. LPD Arithmetic Continuation of Pay days + Wage loss days paid on first year cases _________________________________ Number of employees/100 = RATE OF LOST PRODUCTION DAYS New LPD formula new methodology gives results for all cases still in their first year of disability payments provides greater opportunity for agencies to assist in improved outcomes agencies can see results of their efforts more promptly Lost Production Days (per 100 employees) Lost Production Days (by major agency) Exceptional Achievements in LPD Greatest Improvement Department of Defense Agencies 24.3% reduction in FY04 LPD down to 38.6 Greatest Sustained Performance Dept. of Air Force 32.3 LPD in FY04 Preparation for SHARE Cooperation between Safety and Health and Injury Compensation at National and Regional levels Focus Groups at National and Regional level Injury Compensation Specialists Safety and Health Specialists OWCP National Office Team Strategies – OSHA Encourage Agencies to share best practices through Field Safety and Health Councils. Provide training on hazards that are contributing to claims Target outreach efforts with high incidence rates. Strategies – OSHA Clearly define goals Post (at least) quarterly statistics to reveal projected progress toward achieving yearly goals. Assist agencies in creating a safe work environment – find solutions, not just identify problem areas. Strategies – OSHA Use OSHA’s webpage for Prevention Strategies and Resource Tools www.osha.gov 40,000+ pages Specialized pages and e-tools to assist in safety and health hazard prevention Strategies – OWCP What’s available? www.dol-esa.gov/share Training Front-line Supervisors Training Return to Work Strategies Nurse Intervention Injury Compensation Training Presentations National SHARE presentation This presentation! Strategies – OWCP What’s available? www.dol-esa.gov/share Data FY 03 Baseline data 3 year history Quarterly CA 1/2 timeliness data Quarterly LPD Quarterly injury and illness statistics CA-7 timeliness data Agency Goals Strategies – OWCP What’s available? www.dol-esa.gov/share National and District contacts Links to District Webpages Calendar of events Links to other sites…coming soon Strategies – OWCP National Interagency meetings Outreach Web updates District Strategy sessions Training Data and reports Strategies to build on District interface Nurse Rehab QCM focus Return-to-Work Results 16,400 9,249 Strategies to build on Coordination between Injury Compensation Specialists and Safety & Health Specialists Spread the word to line managers and staff CA-7 timely submission CA-7s submitted within 7 days By All Agencies CA-7 Timeliness % received from agencies within 7 days FY 2004 Cumulative Strategies to build on AQS access for Injury Compensation Specialists Case specific data Status; accepted condition CA-7 tracking; comp data Return to Work training Lost Time Breakdown Report … coming soon COP Post COP Long term Query tool… coming soon Access to images… coming soon Strategies to build on Employee Express…coming soon Claimantaccess to data Does your agency have access? E-Access Electronic CA-1, 2 Electronic CA-7…coming soon Other data exchange…coming soon Safety, Health and Return to Employment Thank you for visiting our website!