Developing Safety Incentive Programs to Reduce Workers' Compensation Claims
Learn how to properly structure a sound incentive program to control claims.
OSHA has declared war on certain types of safety incentive programs, and companies can be fined by OSHA or become the subject of whistle-blower protection legal actions if programs are improperly structured. Learn about OSHA’s current enforcement program related to incentives, discuss the dos and don’ts when designing safety incentives, address the benefits of incentive programs in controlling workers’ compensation claims, and advise on how to effectively structure programs while avoiding legal liability.
• You will be able to discuss OSHA policy on incentive (and discipline) programs.
• You will be able to describe the benefits of incentive programs in reducing injuries and illnesses.
• You will be able to identify worker motivation techniques.
• You will be able to review whistle-blower issues (Sec. 11C of OSH Act).