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Reporting Requirements for the ATA National Industrial Safety Contest

1. Frequency rates shall be rounded to the nearest hundredth (two decimal places) as determined by the following formula:
Frequency (F) equals
OSHA 300 Lost Work Day Cases (D)
multiplied by 200,000
divided by Employee Hours Worked (H)

F = D x 200,000


1. Employee Hours Worked – Annual employee hours worked shall be determined on the basis of 50 weeks of work per year for each individual.

2. Optional Procedure – Drivers

  1. Using drivers’ logs, the carrier may determine hours worked for a peak two week period and a slack two week period and calculate an average number of hours worked per week by drivers. To calculate employee hours worked per year, this average shall be multiplied by the number of drivers and then multiplied again by 50.
  2. The following weekly averages may be used which include driving time and non-driving time.
    Local Drivers: 41.2 hours per week per driver
    Line-Haul Drivers: 52.25 hours per week per driver

    Proceed as set forth in option A to calculate annual employee hours worked for drivers.

3. Employee – Any person directly in the service of the company will be considered an employee whose work time and involvement in a lost workday case shall be counted without regard to the status of the individual as a company employee, independent contractor, or one whose service has been obtained through a labor leasing organization, or otherwise. The term “employee” does not include persons in the service of independent outside agencies who may temporarily be at work on the carrier’s premises or vehicles (e.g. plumbers, electricians, construction workers, tire specialists, lubrication specialists, etc.), incidental as their normal duties for their employer.

4. OSHA 300 Recordable Case – Any work-related injury or illness that causes an employee to experience days away from work beyond the day of injury or onset of the illness or receiving medical treatment.

5. Reporting by Job Classification – Separately, report the experience of personnel in each applicable job classification listed on the form. If there are no employees in one or more of the job classifications shown, enter the letters N/A in the column.

6. Reporting by Private Carriers – A private carrier shall report only the employee hours worked and the lost workday cases of personnel directly involved in its transportation operations.

7. Entering the Contest – Entry in the ATA Truck and Industrial Safety Contests is a membership benefit and only open to American Trucking Associations and/or SMC members. Entries should be faxed to
(703) 838-1965, emailed to smc@trucking.org, or mailed to:

ATA Safety Management Council
950 N. Glebe Road, Ste. 210
Arlington, VA 22203-4181

8. Questions & Rules – Call (703) 838-1931 for any questions or to request copies of the ATA Truck & Industrial Safety Contest Rules.