Annual Safety Reports

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PAC Safety


Injury, illnesses, and (more recently) near-miss safety data is collected each year from CII member companies, both owners and contractors and is reported in CII’s annual Safety Report, first published in 2001.  CII began collecting safety data from member companies in 1989, with electronic reporting beginning in 2000.  The reports present the data provided by CII members and compare it with data obtained from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the U.S. construction industry overall.  The purpose of these reports is to make the data available to CII member companies, which they can then use for further self-analysis. The reports’ content varies slightly year-to-year, but typically contains the following:
  • That year’s data for both CII companies and the construction industry overall (OSHA)
  • Changes in key metrics from the prior year, with commentary
  • Running graphs presenting key yearly data, from the reporting year back to 1989 (the first year of CII safety data collection)
  • Segment specific data breakouts, including:
    • Owner and Contractor
    • Industry sector (e.g. heavy industrial, commercial)
    • Location (e.g. US, International)
  • Fatalities
  • More recent reports contain additional data such as injury duration.
Whilst the primary purpose of the Safety Reports is to make data available to CII member companies, the reports do reveal some key insights and findings.

Key Findings and Implementation Tools

1 : Safety Data

From CII's membership, 57 organizations submitted their corporate safety statistics for the 2018 calendar year. These data represent a total of 2.67 billion work hours. Both the TRIR and DART rates for CII members increased slightly from 2017 to 2018. They are both very low and the rates are steady since 2016. This indicates that we have hit another plateau in our effort to reduce safety incidents to zero. (DPC2019-2, p. 3)
Reference: (DPC2019-2)

2 : Fatalities

The overall fatality rate of CII members increased in 2018 to 1.80 from 1.25 reported in 2017. The 3-year average for 2016-2018 is also 1.80. In 2018, 24 fatalities were reported by CII members. The leading cause was contact with objects and equipment, followed by falls. No fatalities was reported in the categories of "fires and explosions" and"assault and violent acts." (DPC2019-2, p. 10)
Reference: (DPC2019-2)

Key Performance Indicators

Improved safety

Research Publications

2019 Safety Summary - DPC2019-2

Publication Date: 09/2019 Type: Benchmarking Report Pages: 12 Status: Supporting Product

2018 Safety Report - PAC2018-2

Publication Date: 08/2018 Type: Benchmarking Report Pages: 10 Status: Reference

2017 Safety Report - PAC2017-2

Publication Date: 08/2018 Type: Benchmarking Report Pages: 28 Status: Reference

2016 Safety Report - PAC2016-2

Publication Date: 04/2017 Type: Benchmarking Report Pages: 53 Status: Reference

2015 Safety Report - PAC2015-2

Publication Date: 05/2016 Type: Benchmarking Report Pages: 57 Status: Reference

2014 Safety Report - PAC2014-2

Publication Date: 04/2015 Type: Benchmarking Report Pages: 57 Status: Reference

2013 Safety Report, Version 2.1 - PAC2013-2

Publication Date: 04/2015 Type: Benchmarking Report Pages: 59 Status: Reference