Our organization has a team of safety monitors, we set goals and measure ourselves against our targets monthly, we review our measurements against the industry, we perform reenactments of incidents, and we use positive reinforcement with a safety recognition program, among other things I'm overlooking I am sure. Still, we are struggling this year with our safety performance, and in fact are having a very rough year.
The recognition program does not seem to have much influence on our outcome, but I fear that implementing disciplinary action will deter employees from reporting incidents and near misses. One thing that might be worth noting is that 79% of our workforce is over age 45. Additionally, we find that over 60% of our TRIR's are a result of inattentiveness. Other root cause categories that we use are inadequate equipment/tools, lack of physical capability, inadequate design, hearing conservation, and unknown.
I am looking for ideas that we might use to enhance our program, get employees motivated to be safe, and overall to improve the program so that less people are getting hurt at work.