According to OSHA, "A willful violation is one committed with intentional, knowing or voluntary disregard for the law's requirement, or with plain indifference to employee safety and health. OSHA issues repeated violations if an employer previously was cited for the same or a similar violation of any standard, regulation, rule or order at any other facility in federal enforcement states within the last five years."
Companies today are looking at Employee Engagement Strategies to effectively implement safety recognition. According to the SHRM Foundation, engaged employees are five times less likely to have safety incidents involving lost time.
Further, a 2013 Gallup Study found that companies in the top quartile of employee engagement had:
- 48% fewer safety accidents
- 21 % higher productivity
- 22% higher profitability
- 41% higher quality
- 37% reduced absenteeism
How Safety Impacts Employee EngagementAn engaged workforce is more likely to take an active interest in the well-being of their organization. They will want to strengthen profitability and productivity because they see that their contributions are being appreciated. Employees will not only work more deliberately and efficiently, but will be proactive in preventing on-the-job accidents.
Maintaining a Safe & Engaged Work EnvironmentBy engaging your employees to maintain a safe and healthy work environment through the use of recognition, your organization will have a higher likelihood of exceeding organizational goals. Your organization can create a culture of safety and recognition by recognizing employees for such proactive behavior as:
- Participation in Safety Training and Meetings
- Making Suggestions
- Reporting Near-Misses
- Mentorship Programs
How RCB Awards Helps Employee Engagement
RCB Awards uses the People Are™ employee engagement platform. This empowers an organization to create a culture of recognition through all aspects of the business, including safety. By incorporating the three-dimensional descriptors of recognition, formal, informal, and day-to-day, companies are able to keep business objectives top of mind, while achieving the strategic goals it has in place.
Contact RCB for more information: 1-800-929-9110. Safety Recognition Specialist
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