Safegagement™: Creating a Safe Workplace through an Engaged Workforce

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Are you looking to create a safer workplace, while increasing your profits and productivity along the way? Well, you’re not alone! We’ve heard from so many of you over the past few months, we’ve decided to host a WebCast just for you! Join us on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. EST for our complimentary WebCast , “Safegagement™: Creating a Safe Workplace through an Engaged Workforce.”

We’ll be discussing the issues that matter most to your company – like leading vs. lagging indicators, as well as designing and implementing an OSHA-compliant safety incentive. If you’re ready to sign up now, just click here! Want a little more info first? No problem, keep on reading.

What Is Safegagement™?

Safety + Engagement = Safegagement™

That’s right, Safegagement™ is exactly what it sounds like -- a combination of Safety and Engagement. But, why does this matter? The truth is, many companies enact safety incentive programs, but they fail to accomplish the results they were hoping for. 9 out of 10 times, this is because the company forgot an incredibly important part of the formula – ENGAGEMENT. It’s only when your team is fully engaged and focused on safety as a team that your organization can truly achieve the safest possible workplace.

The Components of Safegagement™

Component 1: Leading Indicators

Rarely is it good to follow the status quo – that’s why we recommend leading NOT lagging. Historically, companies have focused on lagging indicators -- metrics that measure failure. Leading indicators, on the other hand, allow you to measure performance and build a robust defense against what might happen, instead of waiting around for something bad to occur. 

Component 2: Comprehensive Training

In today’s diversified work environment, training pamphlets and videos are simply not enough. Instead, one must focus on delivering on-the-job, area-specific training that is built on a team’s ability to work together. 

Component 3: Positive Reinforcement

In order for Safegagement™ to work, you must incorporate positive reinforcement. The goal here isn’t to have employees act to receive rewards, but to have employees act because they are invested in their actions and share in the same goals as your organization.

Component 4: Parallel Engagement

Parallel engagement is key to the success of your Safegagement™ efforts. If managers and executives are exempt from following the same guidelines as employees, your team won’t follow them either.

Component 5: Connectivity & Ownership

Connectivity and ownership are essential to the Safegagement™ process. Once you take personal ownership, it’s critical that you connect with your team and create an environment where they also want to take ownership. It only works when everyone is equally committed to success.

THE ResultS OF SAFEGAGEMENT™

When your company creates a true Culture of Safegagement™, the results can be – and often are – amazing! While there are too many benefits to list here, let’s take a look at a few Gallup outlined in their 2017 “State of the American Workplace” report. When compared to companies with low levels of engagement, those organizations with the highest levels of engagement experienced, on average:

  • 41% Lower absenteeism
  • 24% lower turnover (high turnover industries)
  • 59% lower turnover (low turnover industries)
  • 28% less shrinkage
  • 70% fewer employee safety incidents
  • 58% fewer patient safety incidents
  • 40% fewer quality incidents (defects)
  • 17% higher productivity
  • 20% higher sales
  • 21% higher profitability

Want to Learn More?

Like anything worth doing right, creating a Culture of Safegagement™ takes a little bit of hard work and a whole lot of determination. Don’t worry. You don’t have to do it alone – that’s why we’re here.

If you want to learn more about how C.A. Short Company can help your organization become a safer, more prosperous workplace, be sure to sign up for our FREE webinar here. And, if you need immediate assistance, please be sure to call or email us today!

Topics: Safety, Employee Engagement, Safegagement

Bill Harris

About the Author
Bill Harris

VP of Corporate Development

Bill joined C. A. Short Company in June 2016 as its Vice President of Corporate Development. Bill has served in a number of executive roles over his 25+ year career in professional services and technology, most recently serving as Chief of Staff of CodeScience and Chief Strategy Officer of EnablePath. Bill’s organization at C.A. Short Company includes the Sales Consulting, Professional Services, and Client Services teams. Additionally, Bill oversees numerous programs and initiatives aimed at process improvements, the introduction of new service and product offerings, and technology advancements – all designed to give our clients the very best experience. Bill attended Southwest Texas State University, and holds numerous technology and professional certifications. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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