David E Vogelgesang | Regional Manager

Employee engagement and safety is my passion! As a Regional Manager at C.A. Short Company, I help HR Executives and Safety Directors design, implement, and manage Employee Recognition, OSHA-Compliant Safety Incentives, and Engagement programs that keep employees engaged and safe. ​


Recent Posts

Great Last-Minute Ideas for Celebrating National Nurses and Hospital Week

Each year healthcare businesses have a unique opportunity to honor their employees during National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week. With both celebrations falling the week of May 6 - 12, that means you still have some time to prepare.

To help you on your quest, C.A. Short Company has put together a list of last-minute (and cost-effective) ideas you can use during the big week. Let’s take a closer look at a few small ways you can make a big impact!


Topics: Total Recognition, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry

How to Create Healthcare Years of Service Awards That Work

Their time. Their energy. Their personal lives. Every day healthcare workers make major sacrifices just so they can help strangers in need.

Their hard work and commitment shouldn’t go unrewarded. Years of service awards provide a unique opportunity to thank those very people who make the success of your healthcare organization possible. And they’re not the only ones who benefit.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Healthcare, Health care

Employee Engagement Decreases Nursing Home Turnover, Improves Healthcare Quality

Nearly 1.5 million. That’s the number of Americans who currently live in nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the nation. People who, in many cases, depend almost entirely on their caregivers – men and women who have dedicated their lives to helping others. Rarely is this an easy job.


Topics: Employee Engagement, Healthcare, Health care

OSHA® 2018 Update: New Regulatory Plans, Guidance on Tree Care Hazards

Less than a month after our last OSHA® update, we’re back with more big news. The agency recently announced some major regulatory plans as part of their Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Congressional Budget Justification. Additionally, OSHA published a new document, “Solutions for Tree Care Hazards,” which is about – you guessed it – hazards in the tree care industry.

Let’s take a closer look.


Topics: Safegagement, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, Osha

Employee Engagement in the Coal & Mining Industry: Reduced Injuries, Increased Productivity

Being a coal miner is pretty hard work. The shifts are long, the job is tiring, and working conditions can be pretty dangerous. Still, day in and day out, these brave men and women go to work so that we can have the power we need to survive. And, considering the fact that nearly a third of the United States’ electricity is derived from coal, that’s a whole lot of men and women risking bodily harm, or far worse, just so we can keep the lights on.   

Although being a coal miner will always be a hard job filled with many dangers, there is a way to greatly improve working conditions and offer coal miners the level of safety they so rightfully deserve. We’ll get into HOW to achieve this a bit later in the article, but let’s first take a look at WHY working conditions are so unsafe.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition Strategies, Employee Engagement Strategies, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement