Rising Stars of Safety, Class of 2020

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Waqas Ashraf

Waqas Ashraf

Age: 32
Health and Safety Manager
Emerson FZE
Dubai, UAE

“Waqas introduced the 'Behavioral Safety Star' program. This involves rewarding workers on a daily basis via use of specially drafted cards called 'blue cards' for observing any positive safety behaviors. These cards can be redeemed at the onsite cafeteria by workers for food and beverages. At the end of each month, a Behavioral Safety Star award is presented to the worker who has the highest number of cards. In the first month of implementing this initiative, positive observations increased to 85 compared to 14 observations last month, reporting of unsafe conditions increased by 300%, and employee engagement and consultation increased by 50%.”

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