Safety Incentives & Rewards: What’s Legal and What’s Not

Duration: 60 minutes

Safety incentives and rewards have long been an effective way of motivating workers to perform safely. However, OSHA's new rules and enforcement policies have changed the landscape on how such programs can be implemented legally. Some safety incentive programs can be a legal minefield that can lead to hefty fines. This webinar will outline what can and cannot be included in safety incentive programs ... and why. (more details below)


WHY ATTEND

Here’s the lawyer-speak: Safety incentives that are correlated to injury and illness rates can trigger Section 11(c) cases that can require restoration of any denied "benefit" and now can lead to OSHA citations under Part 1904 and penalties of up to $129,336 per affected worker.

What that means to you is that well-intentioned safety programs may be opening your organization up to legal risk.

This webinar will cover the specifics of what’s legal and what’s not and explore proactive solutions to motivating workers effectively, without running into conflict with OSHA regulations or other laws. We’ll also discuss the critical role supervisors play in the process of shaping the safety culture and properly directing incentive programs that are effective and compliant.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    This 60-minute session will help you:

    • Determine what types of incentive rewards or safety recognition programs are effective, and which are permitted under OSHA's incentive policy, guidelines for VPP worksites, and how union workplaces have unique issues
    • Understand what is required and prohibited under the "anti-retaliation" provisions of OSHA's e-recordkeeping rule (codified at 29 CFR Part 1904)
    • Learn how incentive and discipline programs are closely related and the respective roles of each
    • Identify the distinctions between anti-retaliation actions under Section 11(c) of the OSH Act and 29 CFR Part 1904 enforcement
    • Comprehend the key role of supervisors in implementing appropriate incentive and discipline programs to avoid litigation and achieve positive results

                      ABOUT THE SPEAKER

                      Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CSMP is nationally recognized as a leading authority on conducting legally sound accident investigations. She has led hundreds of accident investigations and developed a model emergency plan for a national organization. Ms. Abrams is a frequent author on safety, health and legal compliance issues, including writing monthly columns in "Professional Safety" and "Compliance." She also co-authored several books including the widely reviewed "Construction Safety Management and Engineering". Ms. Abrams is a regular presenter at prestigious safety conferences like the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), where she specializes in providing real-world solutions to real-world problems.

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