LA7 All Injury Frequency

Number of injuries per 200,000 worked

F2007

F2008

F2009

F2010

F2011

F2012

Target

1.9

1.9

2.4

2.3

1.3

1.5

Actual

2.4

2.8

1.4

1.2

1.7

 


All Injury Frequency (AIF) is a standard Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) measure and is defined as the total number of employee Medical Aids and Disabling injuries occurring in the last 12 months per 200,000 hours worked. Medical Aid injuries are those where a medical practitioner has rendered services beyond the level defined as "first aid" and the employee has not been absent from work after the day of injury. Disabling injuries are those where the employee is absent beyond the day of injury.

AIF performance for fiscal 2011 is above target and, accordingly, BC Hydro was not able to achieve the fiscal 2011 target.

The present AIF level of 1.7 is higher than the AIF level of 1.2 achieved at the end of fiscal 2010. Performance in fiscal 2010 was unprecedented in terms of injury volume reduction. However, the AIF level of 1.7 is still lower than the most current CEA AIF composite rate, and lower than the industry average as reported by WorkSafe BC.

Both Severity and AIF metrics are, as defined in the CEA Standard, generally harmonized with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards for safety statistics. Data is tracked through BC Hydro's internal Safety and Health Management Information System.