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OSHA-Compliant Safety Incentive Programs -- Are You Leading or Lagging?


8/14/14 1:00 pm to 8/14/14 2:00 pm CDT

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In this topic, we will discuss OSHA-compliant safety incentive programs, with the focus on a proactive approach to accident prevention by creating an engaged employee safety culture in the workplace. Starting with a brief history of safety incentives dating back to the mid 60’s, pre-OSHA, we will be reviewing the progression of safety incentives and what has changed and why. We will then begin to identify the flaws in some incentive programs that could potentially lead to the non-reporting/under-reporting of accidents and injuries. By defining the leading and lagging indicators, we will address the advantages and disadvantages of measuring solely on one of the other, and how a holistic approach to safety achieves the greatest behavioral change. The goal is to discuss the importance of – and value of – worker engagement in the total EH&S process, and the benefits of implementing a strategic safety incentive program that creates and maintains a culture of safety in the workplace.

  • Learning objective #1: Explain OSHA’s stance on safety incentive programs including the pros and cons.
  • Learning objective #2: Define the difference and effect between leading and lagging indicators.
  • Learning objective #3: Summarize how employee engagement can produce a safety culture.



Jim Barr Jim Barr
Vice President of Sales

With over 35 years in the employee recognition industry, C.A. Short’s vice president of sales, Jim Barr, has implemented strategic employee recognition programs for some of the nation’s largest organizations. He is responsible for overseeing C.A. Short’s sales strategy, as well as driving new business development. As co-author of “The Missing Link: Proven Techniques that Can Save Your Company Thousands in Less than 12 Months,” Barr enjoys educating other professionals on the impact that a truly strategic employee-recognition program can achieve.

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Lori Irvin

Lori Irvin, CRP
Strategic Recognition Analyst

Lori Irvin is C.A. Short’s strategic recognition analyst. She has worked for C.A. Short for more than 15 years, and recently completed her Certified Recognition Professional accreditation through Recognition Professionals International. Irvin has worked with some of the nation’s largest organizations to build proactive, behavior-based employee-recognition programs.


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Kyle W. MorrisonKyle W. Morrison

Kyle W. Morrison, senior associate editor, covers occupational safety and workplace safety regulation for Safety+Health magazine.