POWER Initiative

The President has announced the establishment of a 4-year Protecting Our Workers and Ensuring Reemployment (POWER) Initiative, covering fiscal years 2011 through 2014.  The POWER Initiative will extend the Safety, Health, and Return-to-Employment (SHARE) by setting more aggressive performance targets, encouraging the collection and analysis of data on the causes and consequences of frequent or severe injury and illness, and prioritizing safety and health management programs that have proven effective in the past.

Under the POWER Initiative, the Department of the Interior (DOI) will be expected to improve its performance in seven areas:

  1. Reducing total injury and illness case rates;
  2. Reducing lost time injury and illness case rates;
  3. Analyzing lost time injury and illness data;
  4. Increasing the timely filing of workers' compensation claims;
  5. Increasing the timely filing of wage-loss claims;
  6. Reducing lost production day rates; and
  7. Speeding employees' return to work in cases of serious injury or illness.

DOI has established the below performance targets in each category.  The Secretary of Labor will lead the POWER Initiative and measure both DOI and bureau level performance.

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DOI's Safety and Health POWER Goals for FY11, FY12, FY13 and FY14

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..Last Updated on 05/19/11