Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2008 06:39:58 -0800
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From: nosa ogbeide <notalone22**At_Symbol_Here**YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: FW: Do Safety Awards Really Produce Results?
Comments: To: KimTengberg

i quite agree that safety awards produce results as this help to creat more
 awareness on safety goals and aspiration of a company.
Quality analyst Gnplc 

--- On Thu, 12/18/08, Tengberg, Kim  wrote:

From: Tengberg, Kim 
Subject: [DCHAS-L] FW: Do Safety Awards Really Produce Results?
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Date: Thursday, December 18, 2008, 7:19 PM

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Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 4:01 AM
To: Tengberg, Kim
Subject: Do Safety Awards Really Produce Results?

Pefectsafetyaward E-Network =A0=A0=A0 July 2008 =A0=A0=A0 
Dear Safety Professional, 

There has been much written over the years regarding whether safety award p
rograms can produce results.=A0 Obviously from our perspective, and after m
any years of observation, we emphatically say that they have, they do and t
hey will, but with some caveats.=A0 Following is the first of a three part 
article on the subject.=A0 Safety incentives will produce results and we ca
n show you how.=A0 If you have any questions on it, please let us know.=A0 
Contact Us.  

Bob Farmer 
Do Safety Award Programs Really Produce Results?=A0=A0=A0 

Part I

Many safety managers ask a great question.

"Do safety incentives really produce results?"

There are at least two schools of thought voiced by safety managers:

1.=A0=A0=A0 "Tangibly appreciating and recognizing individual behaviors tha
t improve specific safety performance and outcomes have a measurable and dr
amatic impact on the overall safety and financial performance of a company.

2.=A0=A0=A0 "We pay our people to function in a safe manner and get the res
ults the company wants.=A0 They are already paid to work safe."

Before you determine which answer is the right one for your organization, t
here are certain aspects you need to consider.=A0 These are founded in the 
answer to the following key question and the criteria stated below:

A Key Question:
Does your organization actively measure, analyze and broadcast safety perfo
rmance and outcomes in terms of:

=D8=A0 =A0=A0=A0The related costs of workers compensation claims.

=D8=A0 =A0=A0=A0Healthcare costs increases or decreases due to incidents an
d accidents.

=D8=A0 =A0=A0=A0The impact on operating expenses due to lost time and added
 labor costs.

=D8=A0 =A0=A0=A0Is there a well-communicated and understood correlation bet
ween safety behaviors, performance, and the overall financial performance o
f your organization?

=D8=A0 =A0=A0=A0Do all of the individuals in your organization relate their
 personal safety behaviors on-the-job and daily performance to the above fo
ur safety issues?

If the answer to the above is YES! You are in a great position to measurabl
y and expediently improve your safety behaviors, performance, and related o
utcomes by implementing a safety incentive program using a valuable safety 
appreciation and recognition system like A safe
ty incentive program based on the above criteria will provide tangible appr
eciation and results based on measurable improvements,and these results can
 be significant!=A0 

If the answer to the above is "No," "Not Sure," "Sometimes,"=A0 "A Little,"
 or "Maybe," you 
might want to consider postponing your award program and=A0 start first by 
making improvements to items as noted above! And ca
n help you do so!


Safety Incentive Programs Go Beyond the Safety Behaviors Addressed by Basic

In numerous studies (please contact us for further information on these stu
dies) the number one driver that motivates people to excel is "Appreciation
 for a job well done!" and "Recognition for making and taking that extra ef

A safety program can be a highly effective performance improvement tool by 
answering, addressing, and "Linking" three critical elements in "Getting th
e job done!"


Do the individuals clearly understand the defined safety goals and the impa
ct their safety behaviors have on the required functional and financial out
comes of the company?


Do the individuals understand how he / she "links and is connected to" the 
defined safety goals and the impact their safety behaviors have on the requ
ired functional and financial outcomes?


Do they realize and live everyday the fact that their safety behaviors on-t
he-job directly effect the ability of the organization to achieve the defin
ed safety goals and the impact their safety behaviors have on the required 
functional and financial outcomes.=A0=A0=A0And, do they understand how thei
r safety behaviors are critical to their individual and team's overall well
-being and future security?

When this "Linkage" and understanding is clear, your coworkers actively and
 aggressively seek ways to continuously improve their safety behaviors, per
formance, and company outcomes.=A0 Appreciating and tangibly recognizing yo
ur coworkers for doing so is one of The Keys to Improving and Sustaining Sa
fety Performance and Positive Outcomes for All!

Part II of "Do Safety Award Programs Really Produce Results" Will focus on 
what you should recognize and reward in a safety incentive program.=A0 If y
ou have any questions or comments on this Part I please Contact Us  .=A0 

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At PerfectSafetyAward we strive to provide you with 
"Straignt Talk" on incentive awards for safey programs.
If you have any feedback, would like further information or have any questi
ons, we would 
welcome your comments.=A0=A0=A0Contact Us  

Thank you for taking the time to review this e-newletter.


Bob Farmer
Vice President Safety Solutions

Pefectsafetyaward E-Network 

Featured Article=A0=A0=A0 
Incentives Reduce Insurance Claims by an Astounding 65%! 
In a recent study of truck drivers by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admi
nistration, safety incentives reduced insurance claims by 65%! 

When properly using an incentive structure that offers progressively increa
sing safety awards you can achieve tremendous results and also help to reta
in good employees.=A0 For a recap of this article please Contact Us  

Future Articles=A0=A0=A0 
Benefits of the new online points based award systems.=A0=A0=A0 

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"...I love the gift cards in the program.=A0 They give our employees exactl
y what they want, unlike past programs that had limited items of merchandis
e that were=A0 priced too high."=A0 

Regional Safety Director 

"'s the only safety award that I've seen in twenty years in this busin
ess that has an ROI of at least 5 to 1."

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