It’s often said, “What gets rewarded gets done.” However, if we say that incident reductions will be rewarded, there are many ways to reduce incident counts and rates without actually improving safety. Instead, positively reinforcing safe work practices, safe conditions, and safety participation through proactive recognition and incentive programs reward the things that create safety so that incident reductions are valid and reliable.
This presentation takes a closer look at the safety needs of a high-reliability organization and how they can be recognized and incentivized, instead of hoping for a lucky incident reduction without reliability. With this, we can truly celebrate safety!
Cory Worden, Ph.D. ABD, M.S., CSHM, CSP, CHSP, ARM, REM, CESCO, Safety Advisor, Houston Health Department
Cory has more than 16 years of experience in safety. He’s has published nine books – his work has been published by the American Society of Safety Professionals, the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare, ISHN, EHS Today, the Institute for Safety and Health Management, and more. Cory was the 2014 ISHN Safety Professional of the Year, a 2015 National Safety Council Rising Star of Safety, the 2016 ASSP Healthcare Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year, the 2017 AOHP National Extraordinary Member, the 2018 AOHP Extraordinary Services Award recipient and a 2020 Houston Health Department Excellence in Community Service recipient, and has earned numerous military medals and awards. He has presented for ASSP, NSC, AOHP, the College of the Mainland’s Gulf Coast Safety Institute and many more.
Barry Bottino, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine
Barry covers worker safety for Safety+Health.