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Safety Network: Effective Safety Incentive Programs

A FREE videoconference brought to you by Avera and the South Dakota Safety Council

We're all looking for ways to raise safety awareness, but many traditional incentive programs fail at actually motivating safe employee behavior. Sure, employees enjoy the prizes - but are they really changing the way they work? Some programs can even be counter-productive, encouraging employees to hide or delay injury reporting and creating negative attitudes toward safety rather than inspiring appreciation. OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels recently called incentive programs that reward employees for not reporting injuries "unacceptable".

This Network meeting will discuss why many traditional programs don't really work, how to design one that passes OSHA scrutiny, and offer ways to ensure you are getting the most bang for your incentive bucks.

  • Pitfalls of traditional incentive programs - what are you really rewarding?
  • Why OSHA condemns "days since last injury" incentive programs
  • Elements of an effective incentive program
  • Examples of motivational tools that work
Facilitator: Tom Slattery, CSP, ARM – Manager, Occupational Safety & Health, South Dakota Safety Council

To Register: This videoconference Network meeting is free to South Dakota Safety Council Members and guests of Avera. Pre-registration is required.

Call: 800-952-5539

Mitchell - Avera Queen of Peace (Conference Room 2 - ask for directions at hospital front desk)
Aberdeen - Avera St. Luke's Education Center(6th Street just east of Kessler's)
Sioux Falls - Avera McKennan Education Center Boardroom (Orthopedic Institute building, 1st floor)

Already offered this term; next scheduled offering to be announced.

Contact the South Dakota Safety Council at
or phone 605-361-7785 or 1-800-952-5539.