Safety Pays In The Los Angeles Times: 25 Years Later

On Sunday, September 30th, 2018

The story of Safety Pays began in the late 1980’s when a former music producer who’d migrated into the business world decided to find an entertaining way to encourage his employees to work more safely.   When news of his company’s loss control success spread, other companies in their trade association began asking how they could use it too.

By the end of 1991, Safety Pays was in business.

Nothing happens quickly.   It was a long slow climb out of obscurity.    But with each new customer, word spread:   Safety Pays actually works!   By elevating safety awareness in a positive, fun and rewarding way, utilizers of this program saw a 50% average reduction in losses.

It was no surprise, therefore, when the Los Angeles Times, which was doing a story on the impact safety incentives were having on workplace accidents, met with several Safety Pays users.   It became a Business Section article in the September 21, 1993 – and Safety Pays was suddenly flooded with new business.

However, by then, word of mouth had traveled so quickly that Safety Pays was being utilized by businesses in virtually every state in the country.   When there’s something in this world that’s worth talking about, the news travels fast!