Accident Prevention

Data Rules

Accident Data Period: 

The applicable data is from January 1 to December 31 of the previous year.

For example: If submitting data for the 2055 Awards, submit data for January 1 – December 31, 2054.

  • Eligibility

    This program is open to all energy delivery members of MEA Energy Association (MEA) in good standing.

    Data is submitted for all employees within the regulated utility including gas and electric personnel for utilities that have both gas and electric distribution.

  • Categories

    Distribution companies shall be divided into four categories based on the number of Employee-hours worked annually in each company’s applicable division.

    Categories are (employee hours worked):
    0 – 100,000
    100,001 – 1,000,000
    1,000,001 – 10,000,000
    10,000,001 – and up

    In addition, there is one category for gas transmission companies.

    Actual employee-hours worked shall be the basis for the data.

  • Award Selection

    Awards will be presented to the company or companies in each category having the lowest Days Away, Restricted or Transferred incidents rate (also referred to as the DART rate) at the conclusion of the data period. DART cases shall include:

    • 1 Cases involving days away from work
    • 2 Cases involving job transfer or restriction

    DART shall be computed as follows:

    DART = # of lost workday, restricted cases x 200,000
    Employee-hours worked

  • Reportable Injuries

    A reportable DART case shall be any incident reported on OSHA Form #300, “Log and Summary of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses” and appearing in Columns H and I of that form. In addition, we are collecting information on the OSHA rate (Column J, Form #300) and LWD rate.

    All reporting shall be in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Regulation 29 CFR, Part 1904.

  • Reporting Method

    Each member company is invited to submit data using our online form. MEA will solicit this data from all member companies in the first quarter of the year following the year to which the data is applicable.