Aug 1 2010

IV Cam: Commuter Parking

Commuter Parking: Park and Ride at UMHS

Aug 1 2010

IV Cam: Staying on Target with Dart

UMHS hits target by reducing injuries at work

What do darts and targets have to do with the health of U-M Health System faculty and staff? Everything.

We use a measurement called DART to tell us how we’re doing at preventing work-related injuries and illnesses. DART stands for “Days Away, Restricted or Transferred” – in other words, days that people aren’t working, or working their usual jobs, because of an injury or illness related to their work. The DART rate is the number of these injuries per hundred employees.  In the past eight years, we have successfully cut the rate of serious injuries in half from a DART rate of 5.2 in 2002 to 2.6 in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »