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10 Workplace Safety Strategies

In 2020, the number of workers injured equaled 2.8 per 100 full-time workers -- unchanged from 2019. Overexertion, falls and slips, and contact with equipment played a role in lost work and production days.

No organization wants to have injuries, but where do you start to build a safety work culture? We’ve put together our list of 10 strategies to improve workplace safety and build a culture centered around employee health. 


Topics: Safety, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, Incentivized Safety Programs, employee safety, workplace safety

What is LOTO (Lockout/Tagout)?

LOTO means lockout/tagout. Lockout/tagout procedures control hazardous energy and protect your workers from harm.

When machines or equipment are prepped for service or energy, they often contain some form of hazardous energy.


Topics: Safety, Incentivized Safety Programs, workplace safety

2020 Preliminary Data: OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations

During an exclusive Safety+Health webinar, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented preliminary data for OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations for fiscal year 2020, which ended Sept. 30. 


Topics: Safety, Incentivized Safety Programs, workplace safety

How to Engage & Recognize Your Manufacturing Industry


When it comes to employee recognition, leaders often inadvertently focus on the wrong things. The goal should not be to find something that has always been done, plug it in, and walk away. Every organization and organizational culture is unique, thus requiring specific employee recognition needs. Your recognition program should not only fit, but thrive in your organization's culture. 

When looking at how to develop an employee recognition program and engage your workforce, it is imperative to incorporate the three elements of employee recognition: Formal, Informal, and Day-to-Day. It’s easy to say that something won’t work for an organization simply because it has never been done before. On the contrary, reaching past “how things have always been done” can have the potential to engage and grow your employees to new heights.


Topics: Safety, Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition Strategies, Manufacturing, Employee Engagement Strategies

6 Tips to Ladder Safety in the Workplace

Workplace safety unites the interests of employers and employees, as no one wants to see injuries or lost time from preventable incidents on the job. A properly structured Safety Incentive Program not only decreases injuries and lost time, it also works to increase productivity and overall employee satisfaction. Let’s take a closer look at the statistics behind ladder incidents in construction.


Topics: Safety, Employee Recognition, Construction

SMARTER KPIs for a SMART Safety Incentive Program?

When it comes to a safety incentive program, what KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) should we be following? 


Topics: Safety

How To Use A Safety Incentive Program for COVID Guidelines

Over the past few months, many businesses have been faced with difficult decisions regarding employee health and safety. While some businesses and industries are able to go completely remote, that is a luxury many businesses do not have. During COVID-19, the safety of our employees and ourselves is our first priority. Today we will be discussing how your safety incentive program can also be used to help promote a safe work environment and assist with adapting your workplace to new OSHA and CDC workplace safety guidelines. 


Topics: Safety, workplace safety

Safety Incentives: What Are Leading Indicators?

Implementing a culture of safety is key to prioritizing employee safety and wellbeing. Safety incentive programs reinforce safety protocols and encourage employees to work safely by rewarding them when they do. In order to build a successful safety incentive program, you must have a way to consistently measure success, as well as discover any areas of improvement. 


Topics: Safety, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives

How Much is the Average Cost of a Truck Accident?

This blog post is the 3rd in a series of five blog posts about creating driver engagement.


Topics: Safety, Transportation

Do Behavior-Based Safety Incentive Programs Work?

When aiming to build a workplace focused on employee safety, there are often some misconceptions behind behavior-based incentives and reward programs. Some safety professionals believe that behavior-based safety incentive programs somehow take the responsibility away from management, leaving it solely on the employee, or that behavior-based programs somehow blame the employee for an unsafe work environment. In order to implement a successful safety incentive program, managers and employers must buy in fully into the program, while empowering employees to make safe decisions for themselves and their coworkers.


Topics: Safety, Construction