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Improve Your Turnover and Recruitment in the CPG Sector with Safegagement™


It’s easy to take the products we use for granted. If we need a new toothbrush, we just visit the closest store. If we need a new television, we can order one online and it will arrive that same day. Some companies will even deliver groceries directly to our fridge.

But, what if there was no one to manufacture your favorite product? What if there weren’t enough employees to operate your closest fulfillment center? Or, what if there was no one willing to drive the product to your store or home?

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Topics: Safety, Safegagement, Incentivized Safety Programs, CPG

Money Isn’t Everything: The Staggering Cost of Food Recalls


More than 200 million eggs from North Carolina. All romaine lettuce from southwest Arizona. Detox teas from around the nation.

Not even our animals are safe.

Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed a deluge of food recalls. And while the news may seem unprecedented, these events are far from isolated. Despite incredible technological and industrial advancements, the number of food recalls in the U.S. has actually doubled over the past 15 years. Globally, that number is far worse – with 20-30 recalls announced each week.

What are the costs of so many recalls?

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Topics: Safety, Safegagement, Incentivized Safety Programs, CPG

Safegagement™ Improves Safety, Productivity in the CPG Industry

The Consumer Packaged Good (CPG) industry is responsible for many of the products we use on a daily basis – from the food we prepare for dinner to the detergent we use to clean our clothes. For those products to reach our homes, they must travel through a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation.

While each of those sectors has their own challenges, when it comes to productivity and workplace hazards, there is one approach proven to boost efficiency and safety across the board – Safegagement™. Before we dive into the impact this makes, let’s take a closer look at what it means.

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Topics: Safety, Safegagement, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, Incentivized Safety Programs

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.

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Topics: Safegagement, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, Osha

Greater Employee Engagement Needed to Retain Oil and Gas Workers

Working in the Oil and Gas industry has its challenges -- dangerous working conditions, long work hours, and physically demanding responsibilities all come par for the course. But, day in and day out, Oil and Gas workers make sacrifices so we can power our homes, drive our cars, and actually see when it gets dark. Unfortunately, these workers might not be around for much longer.

A disturbing new report found that workers in this industry are considering leaving the Oil and Gas sector in record numbers. But, before you panic, the same article pointed to how we can prevent this from happening.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition Strategies, Employee Engagement Strategies, Safegagement, Oil & Gas Industry, Retention

The Public Sector Thrives When Employees Are Engaged

When one thinks of employee engagement, their minds tend to drift towards hard hats, oil rigs and various accouterments of the private sector. However, for-profit organizations aren’t the only ones benefiting from employee engagement practices. Those in the public sector are also making huge gains by engaging and recognizing their employees. While there are far too many examples to list here, today’s blog will focus on two public institutes that have experienced said success, all from Creating a Culture of Engagement at their organization.  

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

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.

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

How Can We Increase Employee Engagement by Over 100%? Recognition Is Key

By this point, you’ve heard the statistics. 70% fewer safety incidents. 40% less defects. 21% higher profitability. Yes, we have seen it all before – employee engagement can transform your organization! The trick then becomes, HOW do you increase employee engagement as effectively as possible. New research points to a common sense approach that is often overlooked – recognition. 

But, if you really want to boost your employee engagement, you have to deliver recognition properly. Although the practice is simple in theory, a note that says “good job” just isn’t enough. Forbes outlines three critical recognition practices every organization should follow – receiving recognition, observing recognition, and giving recognition. Let’s breakdown each of these practices a little further. 

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

Celebrate 2017 Customer Service Week with These Cool Ideas [FREE GIFTS]

Working nights, weekends, and everything in between. Ensuring each customer walks away with a smile. And don’t even mention what one experiences during the holiday season. Customer service representatives might not have an easy job, but they do fulfill a major role for your company. 

For these reasons, among many others, it’s important you make the most of this year’s upcoming Customer Service Week, which will take place October 2nd – 6th. Although showing your employees they’re appreciated should be a year-round process, the following tips should help you make the most of the week.

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Topics: Safety, Safegagement, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, Osha, OSHA Fines

September 23, 2017 Deadline: Are You Compliant with OSHA®’s New Silica Rule?

No one likes to see their workers fall ill, especially when it stems from on-the-job activities. Still, despite companies doing their best to protect their employees, far too many workers receive injuries or develop illnesses when they’re simply trying to do their job. This is especially true in the construction industry, where hazards abound -- some of them far less visible than others.

We’re all well aware of the dangers of operating heavy machinery or working at great heights, but did you know nearly a million American workers are exposed to dangerous levels of silica each year? This can create a multitude of health problems for your workers, and one government agency is looking to prevent this sort of thing from occurring in the future.    

In an effort to reduce lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease in America’s workers, OSHA® has issued a final rule regarding employee exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Are you going to be compliant before their September 23, 2017 deadline? 

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Topics: Safety, Safegagement, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, Osha, OSHA Fines

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