Employers Group Blog Connection

Why OSHA is Wrong About Safety Incentive Programs

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Tue, Oct 2, 2012

Recently, OSHA sent a bulletin out that cautioned employers about the use of safety incentive programs, based on the concern that injuries may go unreported, either due to peer pressure, or the overriding desire of a worker to win an award.

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Topics: compliance, workers compensation, safety program, osha, safety

If You Really Want to Know How Good Your Safety Program Is, Ask Your Employees

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Wed, Jul 27, 2011

Whenever I interview a senior manager about their company’s safety program, I start by asking them for their assessment of the company’s program. Inevitably, the answer is positive. Then I ask the more relevant question: “What would your employees say if I asked them the same question?” Realistically, that’s the only answer that matters.

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Topics: safety program, workplace, safety