Safe Incentives

Most manufacturers opt for gift certificates or merchandise rewards to recognize their employees' safety efforts

What does it take to make employees feel as though their contributions to workplace safety are appreciated? It appears most manufacturers opt for gift certificates or merchandise rewards to recognize their employees' safety efforts, according to Compdata Surveys' "Compensation Data Manufacturing -- National 2009"report. Of the 1,500 manufacturers responding to the Compdata survey conducted in February, the most common safety-incentive programs have included:

  • Gift Certificates/Rewards/Merchandise -- 51.3%
  • Safety Awards or Certificates -- 43.9%
  • Bonuses -- 24.6%
  • Safety Bingo -- 8.6%
  • Safety Jackpot -- 2.1%
  • Safety Scratch-Off Games -- 1.1%
  • Other -- 18.2%

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