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The Key to a Successful Safety Incentive Program

Safety Incentive Programs done the correct way will reduce the number of incidents in the workplace and lower net insurance costs by having healthier employees. How do you make sure your safety incentive program is successful and not harmful? Review your goals to make sure that they are motivating and reward good behavior.

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Stop Procrastinating! 3 Keys to Launching a Safety Awards Program

A comprehensive safety program is essential in many industries, and while it is understood that an award program can help promote a strong safety culture, there is no handbook out there on how to bring an effective program to life. Who should you reward? For what? And how? Implementing a safety awards program can be a daunting task, but if you break it down into a few key steps, you can be a model for prevention in no time!

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Employee Safety Awards: June is National Safety Month!

As the National Safety Council turns 100 years old this year, it is also preparing for National Safety Month in June. This year’s theme is “Safety Starts with Me,” and the NSC is providing free downloadable materials and resources to help increase safety in the workplace. There are 6 themes this year (preventing slips, trips and falls, employee wellness, emergency preparedness, ergonomics, summer and driver safety) that the NSC is focusing on, and this week I would like to take a look at how you can incorporate the NSC’s free resources into your employee safety incentive program.

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Employee Safety Incentives & Rebuilding the East Coast after Hurricane Sandy

It has been almost four months since Hurricane Sandy hit the United States’ east coast. While at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago last month, I was able to see satellite views of the superstorm taken from space and understand how low atmospheric pressure and warm waters combined to make this such a major force of destruction. I could not believe how large the storm was on the curved ceiling of the planetarium. As a resident of the Hoosier state, even we got drenching rains from the storm, almost half a continent away from the coast it devastated.

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Ho Ho H-Oh-No! Beware of Employee Safety Hazards During the Holidays

Like you, every year when I settle back with a cup of hot cocoa and think about the holiday season, my mind drifts to frayed wires, food allergies and the dangers of decorating high traffic areas of the office.

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Five Steps to Keeping Workers Safe

It’s almost the end of the year and you have been tasked with a simple, straight forward project to be completed before January first: increase workplace safety. With only three weeks to go, you are probably worried about planning and implementing a safety incentive program that will help the company reach this goal. I have five steps this week to help you set up a safety program in order to increase safety in the workplace.

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Three Simple Employee Safety Program Solutions

Safety awareness and compliance in the workplace can mean so many different things to companies that finding a simple yet worthwhile solution to increasing safety may seem insurmountable. If you don’t have the time or budget to begin a safety incentive program right away, your company may want to look at beginning an on the spot safety program. Depending on what your work environment is, I have a few different safety program ideas to increase results without developing a time intensive, detailed campaign.

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Award Program Return on Investment Series: Paper-Based Safety Programs

I dedicate the second Monday of each month to a return on investment post and month the focus is on paper-based safety incentive programs. I want to begin by defining a paper-based safety program; this kind of incentive program utilizes printed material to increase safety awareness and compliance through training, testing and positive reinforcement. There are many printed materials a company can include in their safety program: professionally prepared safety discussions, PowerPoint presentations on safety topics, safety program flyers and posters, safety quizzes and safety incentive point certificates that can be distributed to participants who can save or spend the certificates on safety award merchandise.

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Award Program Return on Investment Series: Safety Recognition Programs

As a continuation of the National Safety Month theme, this month’s return on investment installment is focused on safety recognition program roi. Providing an accurate return on investment is especially important for safety recognition programs, or reward programs in which workers receive safety awards as onetime gifts, as many assets are often poured into such programs. You can show the return on investment of your safety program by presenting the tangible and intangible impact of the program to upper management.

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Celebrate National Safety Month with These Easy Safety Program Tips!

“The overall economic impact of all accidental injuries exceeds $625 billion a year and is devastating to individuals, families and employers,” according to an article on Channel Islands. “The cost of on- and off-the-job accidental injuries is a staggering $380 billion, of which 58%, or $220 billion, are costs related to employee injuries off-the-job." In honor of National Safety Month, I am sharing some easy tips for creating safety awareness among employees.

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