Health and Safety Culture

Ensuring Memorial has a safe and healthy environment is a top priority for the university and one way to do this is to increase reporting. Memorial’s goal is to identify hazards before they may result in injuries. Tracking trends identifies priority areas for safety.  

Incident types: Injury Rates:
Accident: an unplanned event that causes harm to people or damage to property.

Near Miss: an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness or damage to property but had the potential to do so.

Hazard Observation: Source, situation, or act with a potential for harm in terms of human injury, illness, property damage, or a combination of these.

Fire/Explosion: this category includes fires and/or explosions that have taken place on university property or damaged university property, as well as instances where a fire alarm has been activated.

HazMat Spill: an event in which hazardous materials have been or are suspected to have been spilled or released into an environment.

Property Damage: an event that has caused property damage, building closure or systems failure to area(s) of the university.
All injury frequency rate (AIFR): the number of medical treatment and lost time injuries per 100 full time employee (FTE).

Lost time injury (LTI): on-the-job injuries that require a person to stay away from work more than 24 hours, or which result in death or permanent disability.

Lost time injury frequency (LTIF): the number injured workers per 100 full time employees (FTE).

This information is updated monthly.