What Are “Safety Incentives”?

Safety Bingo InformationFor most risk managers and loss control experts, “safety incentives” are whatever motivational tool encourages a company’s workforce to increase safety awareness thereby reducing on-the-job accidents and injuries.

However, for many, the question then becomes: "Why should I have to motivate my employees to do something they should be doing in the first place?"

What Are “Safety Incentives”?

Safety Bingo InformationFor most risk managers and loss control experts, “safety incentives” are whatever motivational tool encourages a company’s workforce to increase safety awareness thereby reducing on-the-job accidents and injuries.

However, for many, the question then becomes: "Why should I have to motivate my employees to do something they should be doing in the first place?"

The answer is simple, in today’s economic environment, cost reduction is essential. To accomplish that, outside of payroll, the most costly employee related expense is a company’s workers comp costs as well as related liability losses.  

Just like building the world’s greatest car, even the best safety program cannot run without putting "gas in the tank" – that is to say, getting the commitment of the workforce itself. That’s where safety incentives come in.

For those exploring safety incentives on the internet for the first time, they’ll quickly discover there are basically two types of Safety Incentives plans offered:

PRODUCT Driven Safety Incentives: This is the type of incentive provider who derives its primary revenue through providing any and all kinds of products to award employees for various kinds of safety success. It can range from company caps, cups or jackets to high-end items such as flat-screen TV’s, DVD players, etc.

These safety inventive companies make their money by requiring the client to sign an agreement – and often pay UPFRONT – for a year’s worth of prizes/products which are available to the workforce as the safety awards employees received. They then provide some sort of simple game mechanism – usually scratch-off cards, or some similar gimmick which allows an employee to accumulate points towards prize redemption for various achievements or contributions.

PROGRAM Driven Safety Incentives: Rather than making money from marking up a given line of products/prizes 100%, providers of Program-Driven safety incentive systems are selling a fully integrated system of both group and individual safety incentives utilizing its unique safety incentive formula.

Instead of being a one-size-fits-all strategy, such systems are fully customizable to a given Company’s needs and goals. The best of such safety incentive systems are fully-integrated to incorporate all of the essential elements of an effective safety incentive program.

These elements are ALWAYS present as integral to any successful effective safety incentive program. Without them, motivating employees can easily lead to that most dangerous of flaws in a defective safety incentive approach: driving injuries underground.

Since 1991, Safety Pays has been the industry leader in providing the most effective safety incentive program available – all at the most competitive pricing for a fully turn-key system of this kind.

Having worked with nearly 10,000 client companies over the past 20 years, the Safety Pays formula for success is simple:

Provide a given company a safety incentive fun, rewarding approach to increasing both group and individual safety awareness, thereby driving down the not only the number of accidents & injuries, but getting employees who are hurt back on the job with modified duties.

Safety Pays reduces client customer injury/accident claims an average of 50-60% in the first year of program use!

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