Wednesday, June 16, 2010

More TDCJ employees injured by unsafe conditions than aggressive inmate behavior

TDCJ publishes topline monthly "risk management" data on its website regarding employee and offender injuries from which I compiled this chart:

* "Aggressive behavior" includes all physical attacks by offenders as well as "self mutilation" and assaults by other employees.

Clearly the greatest risk of injury for TDCJ employees come from "unsafe acts," which TDCJ defines as any "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." It's also notable that more employee injuries are typically caused by unsafe working conditions than from aggressive behavior by inmates. Inmates are most likely to be injured on the job.


D.A. Confidential said...

Thanks for compiling those numbers, Grits, most interesting.

sunray's wench said...

I don't suppose there is any further breakdown by prison available?

Anonymous said...

Injuries are related to the fact that they are dealing with dangerous men. Staff members don't get injured for "unsafe conditions" at the YMCA.