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Safety Incentives: How To Successfully Maneuver Through The Conflicting Incentive/Disincentive Maze

SKU:WC-1013602
Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webinar
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Description:

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is very concerned that safety incentive and award programs encourage the under-reporting of injuries and illnesses. Consider that:

  • In 2012, OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard Fairfax issued a memo directing inspectors to scrutinize safety incentive programs;
  • OSHA continues to be engaged in ongoing communication that questions safety incentive programs; and
  • 2012 Government Accountability Office (GAO) study focuses on improving incentive/disincentive policy and guidance to inspectors

Even though many companies have been using incentive programs successfully- many for quite some time - to reduce accidents and injuries, OSHA has taken the position that there are inherent flaws in these programs and has even directed inspectors to look closely at incentive programs where questionable activities are suspected. Yet, when structured properly, incentive programs can play a very positive role in a safety program.

The real question is how can you structure your program to achieve success while avoiding suspicions by OSHA inspectors that your program may not be above board?

Join us for an in-depth webinar where your presenter, a seasoned safety lawyer who has helped many companies understand how to structure a compliant safety incentive/disincentive program, will provide you with necessary information to evaluate your program and determine what changes may be required to assure that it passes regulatory muster.

You and your colleagues will learn:

  • The key documents that can help you develop the most up-to-date understanding of this issue, including:
  • - pertinent OSHA announcements
  • - white papers and memos
  • - the 2012 "Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices"
  • - the 2012 GAO study to OSHA for improving incentive/disincentive policy and guidance to inspectors
  • How OSHA's position on incentive/disincentive programs is related to other programs such as the National Emphasis
  • Program and the Whistleblower Protection Program
  • Case studies and examples of the key components of compliant safety incentive and safety disincentive programs
  • Possible violations, citations, and legal compliance consequences that could result from non-compliance
  • Incentive and disincentive best practices, and what you should consider based on what has been successful for others
  • The role of disciplinary programs in the overall incentive/disincentive program
  • How to assure that your existing and future incentive and disincentive programs are not only compliant but have a positive
  • benefit on your overall safety program
  • Ways to identify and evaluate resources that will be helpful in developing and fine tuning your incentive/disincentive program

About Your Presenter:

Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, is an attorney and safety professional who is recognized as a national expert on occupational safety and health. She heads a ten-attorney firm that represents employers and contractors nationwide in OSHA and MSHA litigation, and provides safety and health training, auditing, and consultation services.

She is a Certified Mine Safety Professional, and a Department of Labor-approved trainer. She is also a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and is co-author of several safety-related textbooks. She is chair of the National Safety Council's Business &Industry Division committee on regulatory and legal affairs. She is admitted to the Bars of MD, DC and PA, as well as multiple federal courts including the US Supreme Court.

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The live versions are interactive, meaning that participants can ask questions in real time, plus are a very cost-effective form of training because 1) you receive fast, convenient learning without any out-of-office time; 2) you can invite as many colleagues as you'd like to listen in on a single phone line; 3) you incur no travel expenses; and 4) you and your colleagues are back at work immediately after the session ends!

And though with recorded versions you do lose the ability to ask questions, you gain the ability to hear the presentation numerous times and to share it with others in your office.

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Keywords For This Course:

Safety Incentives, Safety Disincentives, OSHA and Safety Incentives

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