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The backbone of some safety programs
y Lacking in others
y EFFECTIVENESS OF
REDUCING INJURIES IS
y Safety programs have been known to
be successful without incentives
be Is there a formal safety Is there a formal safety incentive program?
0 RIR Large Jobs- Large JobsLarge
Firms-No Differences are not statistically significant!! y Does the project have a formal Recordable Incident Rate worker incentive program? 3.50
0.00 Yes No AN EFFECTIVE
Reinforces good or safe behavior
y Alters poor or unsafe behavior
y TEST OF AN
Do workers work differently because of
y Incentives must generate interest
y WHO IS TO BE
MOTIVATED BY THE
y Crew members
y Project Managers
y Safety Personnel
y HOW OFTEN SHOULD
REWARDS BE GIVEN?
Cannot seem too remote (one year
y Weekly or Biweekly may be appropriate
( especially for crews)
y How often are individual How often are individual worker safety awards given?
4 RIR-Large Jobs
RIR-Large Firms 3
0 Weekly Monthly Quarterly y How often are incentives given to Recordable Incident Rate workers?
0.00 Weekly or Bi-weekly Quarterly TYPE OF WORK TO BE
# of OSHA recordable injuries
y # of lost time injuries? (rare events)
y # of first aid injuries? (can be frequent
events)-watch for non-reporting
y # near misses noted? (will be noticed if
recorded) Using near misses is not
y Safe Work Behavior
y 6 Are incentives based on the Are incentives based on the incidence of injuries or safe behavior? 5
Large Jobs-RIR 3
0 Incidence of Injuries Safe Behavior Are incentives based on Are incentives based on injury or both behavior and injury?
1 RIR 0.8
0 Incidence Rates Both VALUE OF INCENTIVES
Progressive (accrues in value with
growth-but not a straight line)
y Cumulative (points accrued are not lost)
y Must capture the imagination of the
y Type of Incentives
Type of Incentives
0 Large Firms-Progressive Large Firms-Cumulative Are Incentives Based on keeping Are Incentives Based on keeping the I.R. below a prescribed level?
0 Yes No Large Projects DURATION OF
Longer life for progressive incentives
y Gimmicks have a short (6 months) life
y CHANGES ARE NEEDED
Maintain interest level
y Six months may be the life of some
y UNSAFE BEHAVIOR
Cannot be tolerated
y Negative reinforcement (dismissal for
flagrantly unsafe worker behavior)
y y Are field supervisors evaluated Recordable Incident Rate on safety?
0.00 Yes No Is safety performance a criterion Is safety performance a criterion for giving raises to workers?
0 Yes No INCENTIVES FOR
Greater value than for workers
y Not too much!
y Focus on recognition
y INCENTIVES FOR
y Based on a longer time frame
y Need not be changed frequently
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course BCN 5737 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '11