Annual Safety Reports

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Overview

Injury, illnesses, and (more recently) near-miss safety data is collected each year from CII member companies, both owners and contractors and is reported in CII’s annual Safety Report, first published in 2001. CII began collecting safety data from member companies in 1989, with electronic reporting beginning in 2000. The reports present the data provided by CII members and compare it with data obtained from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the U.S. construction industry overall.  The purpose of these reports is to make the data available to CII member companies, which they can then use for further self-analysis. The reports’ content varies slightly year-to-year, but typically contains the following:
  • That year’s data for both CII companies and the construction industry overall (OSHA)
  • Changes in key metrics from the prior year, with commentary
  • Running graphs presenting key yearly data, from the reporting year back to 1989 (the first year of CII safety data collection)
  • Segment-specific data breakouts, including:
    • Owner and contractor
    • Industry sector (e.g., heavy industrial, commercial)
    • Location (e.g., U.S., International)
  • Fatalities
  • More recent reports contain additional data such as injury duration.
Whilst the primary purpose of the Safety Reports is to make data available to CII member companies, the reports do reveal some key insights and findings.
 

Key Findings and Implementation Tools

1 : Safety Data

Charts 1 and 2 below display the trends of TRIR (known as RIR prior to 2002) and DART (called LWCIR prior to 2002) rates for survey respondents and for the U.S. construction industry as reported by OSHA. (DPC2021-2, pp. 5-6)
Reference: (DPC2021-2)

2 : Fatalities

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the fatality rates by industry sectors and, for a number of years, it has ranked construction as the industry with the highest absolute number of fatalities. The chart below shows the BLS and the CII and CURT fatality rates since 2001. Note that the fatality rate is defined as the number of fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers, whereas the TRIR and DART rates are based on 100 full-time workers. The 2020 overall fatality rate based on the data collected in the CII and CURT survey was 1.80. This represents a 30% increase with respect to the previous rate of 1.38. The chart below shows the 3-year average fatality rate. (DPC2021-2, p. 22)
Reference: (DPC2021-2)
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Key Performance Indicators

Improved safety

Research Publications

2020 Safety Summary - DPC2020-2

Publication Date: 09/2020 Type: Benchmarking Report Pages: 12 Status: Supporting Product

2019 Safety Summary - DPC2019-2

Publication Date: 09/2019 Type: Benchmarking Report Pages: 12 Status: Supporting Product

2018 Safety Report - PAC2018-2

Publication Date: 08/2018 Type: Benchmarking Report Pages: 10 Status: Reference

2017 Safety Report - PAC2017-2

Publication Date: 08/2018 Type: Benchmarking Report Pages: 28 Status: Reference

2016 Safety Report - PAC2016-2

Publication Date: 04/2017 Type: Benchmarking Report Pages: 53 Status: Reference

2015 Safety Report - PAC2015-2

Publication Date: 05/2016 Type: Benchmarking Report Pages: 57 Status: Reference

2014 Safety Report - PAC2014-2

Publication Date: 04/2015 Type: Benchmarking Report Pages: 57 Status: Reference

2013 Safety Report, Version 2.1 - PAC2013-2

Publication Date: 04/2015 Type: Benchmarking Report Pages: 59 Status: Reference


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