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

Safety Incentives Temper Workplace Violence

For those of us committed to helping companies increase employee safety awareness, one of the most alarming new statistics is that workplace homicides represent nearly 10% of all workplace deaths in the US – a recent 20% year over year increase.   Moreover, there are over 2 million incidents of workplace violence each year. While the…View More

Accident Investigations: Safety’s Best Teaching Mechanism

Every company has the same goal:  zero accidents.   However, for most, it remains strictly a goal since even under the best of circumstances with all safeguards in place, accident can occur.  What’s crucial from the standpoint of turning a liability into an asset is a careful analysis of what took place in order for everyone…View More

Safety Incentives Reinforce Safety Training

Everyone deserves a chance to learn the safest way to perform a job.   Indeed, OSHA spells out employee safety training and information requirements, but it doesn’t provide the delivery system. That’s entirely in a given company’s hands.  Moreover, there’s a unique set of safety training needs specific to that company’s environment and the type of…View More

No Gambling Allowed On These Premises!

The question is an obvious one:   Is Safety Pays use of the game of bingo a form of gambling?   The short answer is:  ‘No, of course not.’ This safety incentive program has been made available to the public for nearly 30 years.   If there was the slightest chance it violated some governing authorities local codes…View More

Latest OSHA Memorandum: Safety Incentives Are Permitted

In a memo released last month, OSHA clarified that post-incident drug testing and safety incentive programs are not prohibited by the anti-retaliation provisions under OSHA’s electronic record keeping rule, which became effective December, 2016. OSHA’s recent memo clarified the Department’s position that 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35(b)(1)(iv) does not prohibit workplace safety incentive programs or post-incident drug testing.…View More