Injury-Based Incentives a Bad Idea for Promoting Workplace Safety

Agnew, Judy
January 2011
Metal Center News;Jan2011, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p2
Trade Publication
The article discusses the author's perspective on the use of injury-based incentive programs in metal manufacturing companies in the U.S. It stresses that such incentives could accident-related problems and do not promote workplace safety. It notes the Occupational Safety & Health Administration's (OSHA) intolerance in using incentive programs which discourage workers from reporting injuries and illnesses. It also suggests effective ways to motivate safe performance.


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