Employee Rewards and Taxes: What You Need to Know

  The mark of a successful safety recognition program is one where employees are engaged and achieving safety goals. Their incentive to stay active in a company’s safety program is the rewards they receive for observing safe behaviors in the workplace. Giving awards boosts employee morale and increases their motivation, but the IRS imposes specific limits as to what is and what is not tax deductible. Here’s what’s new for…

New Year, New Safety Recognition Program

As you’re closing the books on another year, you may be thinking about the goals you want to reach in the next. Safety is always at the top of your priorities and in the coming year, you want your company to exceed expectations. But how will you help others in your organization prioritize safety and stay focused on meeting safety goals? With the updated 2019 OSHA rules requiring that organizations…

The Cost of Safety

  One of the most challenging parts of implementing a safety recognition program is weighing out the cost benefits and expenses. Often safety supervisors find themselves trying to convince upper management the importance of such programs. Company owners and managers want to see solid proof that a program will do more than just affect the company’s culture. You can bet they will ask, “What is the return on investment for…

Engagement Through Safety Recognition

  As a safety supervisor, you are tasked with making sure employees understand what is expected of them when it comes to carrying out safety procedures in the workplace. All too often employees are hurt in accidents that could have been avoided. It’s easy for employees to become distracted and forget important safety procedures.  Keeping employees engaged in your organization’s safety message is sometimes a very difficult task. Having a…

Safety Incentive Programs

  A safety recognition program is a highly effective way to reinforce your company’s safety message. Creating an effective safety program begins with leaders who recognize the need for safe practices and develop processes that motivate employees to implement to those practices. As a supervisor or site manager, you are responsible for the safety of your employees. They work hard to follow safe practices and produce quality work without accidents…

Activities for Safe + Sound Week

  Safe + Sound week is coming up. We are excited to help you raise awareness about the importance of your company’s health and safety program. Your employees look to you to provide them with a safe working environment. Your job as an employer is to provide them with the training and equipment they need to stay safe and avoid job related accidents. It is also your job to promote…

Get Ready for Safe + Sound Week

  Is your company ready for Safe + Sound Week? From August 13th to August 19th, companies across the country will be celebrating their commitment to safety by hosting events and raising awareness about workplace safety. Lead by OSHA, Safe + Sound week is a national event that promotes the value of safety and health programs. Your employees are working hard to complete their daily tasks while also staying safe…

Safety Awards

  Achieving your company’s safety goals is worth a celebration. Whether the goals you had for your team were to complete safety training, implement new safety practices, or improve work hazard reporting systems these are all excellent reasons to recognize your team with awards. Not sure how to get started? Let the Safety Pros show you how! Many companies have the mindset that they are too small or that they…

Recognition that Focuses on Safety Behavior

  Are safety recognition programs effective in improving workplace safety? It’s a question most safety managers and human resources professionals have asked time and time again. The simple answer- it all depends on the focus of the safety program and secondarily on how well the incentives to enforce the program are implemented. According to OSHA, 96% of all workplace accidents happen because of unsafe behavior. Workplace injury is a widespread…

Promote Family Health and Safety

  Safety culture is made stronger when employees have internalized their reason for practicing safety every day. For many, their families are the reason they pledge to stay safe. Show your support for their personal safety inspiration by promoting health and safety at work and at home. Hosting a family health and safety fair is a great way to share safety information and show your employees that you care. Planning…