Safety Incentive Programs

Written by Diane Sievert
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Safety incentive programs are the most effective way to encourage everyone on your staff to follow the guidelines outlined in your safety program. It happens quite frequently that employees will resist many of the safety regulations because they consider them a nuisance. If you need a little something extra in order to make your employees cooperate, you should consider safety incentive programs.

Safety Incentive Programs Are Guaranteed to Get Results

As discussed above, not all employees are keen on the rules associated with safety programs. One would think that a staff meeting where you can recognize their frustrations and assure them that the rules are indeed necessary (and often times a legal requirement) would solve the problem, but this often isn't the case. At this point, many employers end up resorting to threats and citations, but this will only further alienate your employees.

Fortunately, there is an easier way to get the results you want without all the fuss described above. Safety incentive programs will encourage employee cooperation in a positive manner. Most experienced employers will tell you that the positive and cooperative atmosphere provided by an incentive program can't be beat.

If it seems like another business expense you'd rather do without, think again. Accidents on the job can cost thousands, even millions, depending on the circumstances. If investing in safety incentive programs will keep your employees happy and safe, it's well worth the money.


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