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Administrative Review & Risk Management Division

Risk Management Definitions

Aggressive Behavior – Physically attacked by offender, hit, bitten, struck by unknown liquid, UOF activity with and without chemical agents, self-mutilation, and employee on employee assault.

Caught In-Between – A pinch point type injury that involves mashing or squeezing, caught in a door, between pulley, door shut on foot, and other similar incidents.

Chemical Exposure – Overcome with fumes of natural gas, vehicle exhaust, ammonia, insecticide, and other similar incidents.

Injury Frequency Rate – The percent of injuries per 100 employees.

Insect Bites – Bitten or stung by spiders, wasps, ants, unknown insects of any kind, and other similar incidents.

Other – Any occurrence not falling into another category, such as bodily reaction to drugs or medication, poison ivy, contact with electrical currents such as electrical shock, contact with temperature extremes, over-exposure of environmental hazards such as radiation, pre-existing medical conditions, weather related extremes such as heat exhaustion, frostbite, and other similar incidents.

Over-Exertion – Caused by body movement such as bending, lifting, pushing or pulling that causes a sprain, strain or muscle-skeleton type injury.

Recreational or Non-occupational Injury – Any injury that occurs while the offender is not performing his or her assigned job related duties or attending vocational training.

Reportable Injuries – Any injury or occupational illness to a staff member determined to be reportable by State Office of Risk Management criteria. Reportable offender injuries include all injuries requiring more than first aid treatment.

Slips, Trips and Falls – A fall off of an object that has to be climbed or stepped on; a fall while standing, sitting or walking; or a slip or trip causing pulled muscles or strains that does not result in a fall.

Struck By or Against – A part of body hitting an object or a moving object hitting the body such as bumping into rail, cutting hands on wire, walking into a fixed object, being hit by a ball, foreign objects in eyes, and other similar incidents.

Total Employee Injuries – Injuries or occupational illnesses to staff members regardless of level of treatment or loss of time.

Total Offender Injuries – Injuries requiring more than first aid treatment and all injuries, regardless of treatment, that occur while the offender is performing assigned job related duties or that occur during vocational training.

Unsafe Acts – Behavioral departure from an accepted, normal, or correct procedure or practice which, in the past, has produced injury or property damage or which has the potential for doing so in the future, conduct that reduces the degree of safety normally present in an activity.

Unsafe Conditions – Any physical state which deviates from that which is acceptable, normal, or correct in terms of its past production or potential future production of personal injury and/or damage to property, any physical state which results in a reduction in the degree of safety normally present.

Vehicle Accidents –Injury received as a driver or passenger in a vehicle/trailer/bus.