Safety Pays in The New York Times: Many Years Later

Over the years, Safety Pays has received all kinds of terrific press.    Last year, we blogged about how a 1993 article in the Los Angeles Times that vaulted our profile forward to the Southern California business community.   Although California based, Safety Pays eventually found its way into all 50 US states  — and eventually, the…View More

Expanding Safety Awareness Using Performance Incentives

It’s no secret.   A safe workplace and a successful workplace are one and the same.   Elevating safety consciousness creates a sense of community; constantly reinforcing the idea that ‘we’re all in this together’ – and it is through working together a safe workplace is both created and sustained. As a result, one of the first…View More

Maintaining Motivation – Safety Incentives Require Updates

All too often, a company buys a safety incentive game (generic safety bingo is a great example), puts it into place – and then a year later can’t figure out why it’s not providing any results.   First, such simple safety incentive approaches usually do little in the way of genuine loss control.   Instead, they’re a…View More

Effective Job Screening: Choosing Motivated Workers

American businesses spend enormous amounts of time and capital on efforts to increase workplace safety and eliminate on-the-job accidents and injuries.    Investment is made in safety training, ensuring proper safety equipment, ergonomic assessments, employee safety incentive programs – all in an effort to ensure a given workplace remains safe.  What all this ignores is the…View More

Emergency Action Plans: Motivate Everyone To Be Ready!

Most companies have learned the necessity of having a fully integrated safety program.  The range of subjects covers safety training, inspections, hazardous material handling, accident investigations, required safety equipment – the list goes on.  What safety programs are all too often missing is an Emergency Action Plan. An Emergency Action Plan addresses all potential emergencies…View More

Safety & Cleanliness: You can’t have one without the other!

It’s more than just unpleasant, it’s downright dangerous.   Poor housekeeping in the workplace can lead to a whole host of problems and yet many supervisors write it off as a job for the sanitation department or outside janitorial service.  A safe workplace demands that there are some day-to-day clean-ups that must be everyone’s responsibility. For…View More