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October 11th, 2017, 09:44 AM   #1
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Injury Frequency Rate

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Is there any risk factor which is included in IFR calculation depends of type of industry? I am working in metal industry and risk of injury is much more higher than for example in food industry. If two companies, one from metal industry, other from food industry, have the same number of injuries per year and the same number of worked hours, is thare a different level of IFR depends of industry type or for each type of industry IFR is the same?
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I think it would be obvious that the "injury frequency rate" is dependent upon the industry! But what "IFR calculation" are you talking about?

"If two companies, one from metal industry, other from food industry, have the same number of injuries per year and the same number of worked hours" then clearly they have the same IFR if you mean just "number of injuries per hour worked". But it is also clear that one of those two companies, if not both, are different from the average for their industry.

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If two companies ... have the same number of injuries per year and the same number of worked hours
If we are measuring annual injuries per man-hour then the two companies have the same injuries/man-hour/year (given).

Something that really helps thinking about problems is to spend a moment figuring out what the units of measure for the variables are. If we include the units in the equation then the problem usually becomes easier to conceptualize and work with. Conversely, if the unit of measure is missing then it's generally an indicator that the problem needs a bit more refinement.

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I think you could vary the sums of the rate . Eg injurys gained by smelting Injury , injurys gained by food borne illnesses or cardiac issues from fat intake ....but your rate shouldn't change if they are the same rate , the rate is independent I think.
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