Improve Workplace Safety with Safety Incentives & Rewards Programs
Rewarding workers for wearing the right PPE is a great way to keep safety top-of-mind. But you don’t have to stop there! Some safety managers are taking safety programs a step further by offering rewards for going above and beyond the basics.
Here are some ideas for fun and unique worker rewards. Mix and match these options and find out which work best for your safety culture.
The practice of rewarding employees for a low injury rate is not a recommended practice. Discouraging employees from reporting injuries is strictly prohibited.
Safety Recognition Ideas
Spotting a safety hazard
Fixing a minor safety hazard themselves
Mentoring a new hire
Participating in a PPE wear testing program
Types of Safety Incentives & Rewards
Gear for Work & Play
Give PPE that workers can wear on the weekends during their hobbies – like camouflage glasses or t-shirts made with athletic performance materials.
Upgrade workers to first-class parking for a day or more.
Give gift cards to a restaurant of the worker’s choice.
Day off Pass
Offer up a paid day off.
Allow workers to earn “safety bucks” every time they report or address a safety hazard. At the end of each quarter workers cash in their safety bucks for prizes.
Double the time of their breaks for a week (or even just a day).
Breakfast on the Boss
Bring in bagels or go all out and cater a hot breakfast.
Arrange for a massage therapist to come to your office for the day and give every recognized employee a chair massage.
Say it with Fruit or Cookies
Send the employee a treat. Have it delivered to their home or in the office.
Give them the chance to win millions, and it only costs you a dollar.
Recognize team players with a team jersey from their favorite sports team. If you want to up the ante, add the worker’s name on the back.
Name it and Claim it
Name a product or award after a stellar employee who invents, suggests or comes up with a new process, product or service.