What is TRIR and Why is it Important?

January 22, 2024 | 4 min read

TRIR, or Total Recordable Incident Rate, is an OSHA requirement to record job-site incidents, accidents and injuries. OSHA requires accurate and up-to-date record keeping regarding TRIR each year. Partnering with companies with lower TRIR numbers reduces risk for all parties on-site. Continuing several years of low TRIRs, IIA’s 2023 TRIR is 0.49.

TRIR is an excellent performance indicator of a company’s safety culture as it represents the number of injuries per hours worked. Evaluating a company over a period of time, for example for 3 to 5 years, can indicate a company’s commitment to training and continuous education on the importance of safety on and off the job.

The TRIR formula:

Number of recordable incidents x 200,000 / total number of hours worked in your business over one year. *200,000 is used to represent the number of hours 100 full-time employees would log for 50 weeks of 40-hour work weeks during one calendar year.

What does a low TRIR mean for IIA’s customers?

At IIA one of our core commitments is to safety: the safety of our employees, our customers, and anyone on-site during an IIA project. This commitment begins with collaborative understanding from our entire team, and that is safety first. When we have safety as our top priority, everything else, such as compliance and customer success, falls into place.

When partnering with an industrial inspection company, the track record of the company should be top-of-mind. Rest assured that when you partner with any of our divisions, whether it be Lab Services, Crane or Fire Truck Inspections, Engineering or Nuclear Plant Services, you can expect the same dedication and serious commitment to safety across the board.

Culture of Safety

We realize safety is imperative to any project and on every job-site, so we follow all safety protocols and are always up-to-date on all on-site safety training and procedures. IIA insists on a safety-first approach for everything we do, and considering the industry, we know there are potential risks around every corner. Our teams know how to navigate job sites, avoid hazards, and keep everyone safe, and the numbers tell the truth.

IIA’s 2023 TRIR of .49 reflects and demonstrates our high standard of workplace and jobsite safety. The lower the TRIR number, the safer the organization, so peace of mind is another benefit of partnering with IIA.

When you are looking to hire an inspection, certification, or analysis company, many factors should be considered, and the safety record should be at the top of the list, along with turnaround time, work quality, professionalism and reliability. IIA meets or exceeds in all these areas and we keep safety as our priority all the way to the top of our organization.

The Benefits of a Low TRIR

High TRIR rates have an impact on many aspects of the business, and just like dominoes, this means this impact is passed along to customers. For example, if a company’s TRIR number is high, insurance premiums are likely to increase. Higher prices are typically used as a buffer to these higher premiums, and generally, a higher TRIR can significantly impact operations.

In contrast, when working with a company like IIA that has a low TRIR and a culture of safety, customers reap the benefits of working with a highly respected and conscientious company that takes safety seriously. In addition, our culture attracts the most highly qualified technicians and engineers in the business.

IIA is committed to workplace safety no matter the project. We create and implement safety standards that typically exceed external requirements. Your safety and success are our priorities, and our Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) is proof of the commitment our entire organization has made to our culture of safety.