Tag Archive: employee safety award programs

Mar
25

Can Simply Thanking Someone for being Safe Be a Reward in Itself?

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Absolutely! As a matter of fact many practitioners of behavior based safety believe that you don’t need expensive safety awards at all to motivate improved safety performance.   That all you need to do is measure and acknowledge the behavior in a positive way and it is this frequent reinforcement that builds a safety habit.  Of …

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Jan
07

Safety’s Peanut Butter and Jelly: Training and Incentives

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It doesn’t make much sense to have a safety incentive program when the employees don’t know the what, when, how and why of their job descriptions. The most successful safety incentive programs have good safety habits at their core. People are creatures of habit and fall back on what they know. Habits form the groundwork …

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Nov
05

Safety Employee Recognition in its Simplest Form

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  Jeff Haden is a ghost writer who has written many non-fiction books for some of the smartest CEOs in business.  He is also a featured columnist on Inc.com and CBS Money Watch.  We feel he has a prescient understanding of employee engagement and recognition.  Much of what he says about employee recognition system should …

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Sep
03

Safety Recognition Thought for the Day

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Wages are the reason your employees come to work, but they have nothing to do with how well they perform there job or how safe they are when they get there. Don’t assume that every time you have a new short or long term safety goal to achieve that cash is the best incentive reward to …

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Aug
27

Individual or Team Based Safety Incentives?

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There are differences of opinion on this question.   Some experts insist that rewards should be based solely on individual performance, to maximize innovative safety solutions, highlight individual performance and avoid peer pressure and the un-reporting of incidents.  Others believe that in some cases groups or small teams can work best especially in organizations that stress …

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Aug
13

Safety Awards? – Don’t Forget Administration and Communications

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The devil is in the details.  Nothing could be more true than in a safety award system. The safety award industry offers many variables and choices, sometimes too many.  With this vast array of options to choose from which ones should you use?  What awards, how long, teams or individuals, how & when to reward, …

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Jul
16

Safety Award Systems Embody Best Practices of a Psychologically Healthy Workplace

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The American Psychological Association sites five practices of a psychological healthy workplace.  They are: Employee involvement Work-life balance Employee growth and development Health and safety in the workplace Employee recognition The well planned and executed safety award system will include all of these components.  For employee involvement, employees often form self-managed teams and safety committees …

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Jun
18

Should You Award Employees Who Report Near Misses?

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Recently we followed a discussion on LinkedIn about how to motivate employees to report near accidents within the workplace.  The discussion was in EHSQ, the #1 safety group on LinkedIn and several safety professionals voiced their opinions.  What we found interesting, was that the majority of those responding felt that some kind of recognition or …

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Jun
11

Research Shows Gift Cards are Top Employee Safety Award

According to First Data research, store specific gift cards are more popular than credit card-branded gift cards for incentive programs. The “Prepaid Business Incentive Report” showed that over 37% all incentive budgets are used for some type of gift card, a large percent considering the numbers of incentive categories there are.  It also mentioned many …

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Jun
04

Merchant Gift Cards Are Most Used Employee Award

  According to First Data research, store specific gift cards are more popular than credit card-branded gift cards for incentive programs. The “Prepaid Business Incentive Report” showed that over 37% all incentive budgets are used for some type of gift card, a large percent considering the numbers of incentive categories there are.  It also mentioned …

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