Safety Incentives that Work: California Companies that Have Conquered the Incentive/Discipline Maze to Effectively Motivate Safe Behaviors

Having a zero-injury record can be a big accomplishment. But, when attaining or maintaining zero-injury status becomes a standard that’s engrained into each and every worker, underreporting of minor injuries or near misses is more likely to occur. Cal/OSHA and federal OSHA are concerned about this issue, and, thus, inspectors are on the lookout for safety incentive programs that are flawed in this respect. This session will examine how companies here in California are “getting it right” with how they motivate their workers while complying with the rules governing incentives and disincentives under state and federal law.

You’ll learn:

  • Examples of compliant safety incentive programs here in California—and the positive results the safety managers at those companies have been able to achieve with them
  • The role of disciplinary programs in the overall incentive/disincentive process
  • The costly citations your company could face if Cal/OSHA concludes that your incentives aren’t legal under state law