What Is The Purpose of the Smart Safety Program?
purpose of the Smart Safety Program is to motivate employees, using
incentives, to modify their behavior and work as a team to improve
safety or other targeted behaviors. This motivational approach works
because it targets employees self interest (monetary rewards) while
creating an atmosphere, which unites everyone toward a common goal.
Does the Smart Safety Program Work So Well?
Safety Game is played in teams. Team work grows as each person
realizes that the way to preserve the ever-growing jackpot of money,
is to watch out for each other and work together to reduce the possibility
of being hurt. Peer group pressure, to follow safe work practices,
is created. More importantly, the individual who was likely to have
the ocassinal "backache" in order to get a couple of days
off, will be reluctant to do so when his co-workers are anticipating
a jackpot winning.
recognition plays a big part in changing work behavior patterns
when participating in Smart Safety Programs. Jackpot winner’s
names are prominently displayed for all coworkers to see. Workers
enjoy the positive recognition when they are a winner. Like wise,
recent work loss accidents are prominently posted. Workers dislike
this negative recognition. The posting of recent accidents is a
strong motivator in keeping workers from claiming frivolous injuries.
The persons name or only a short accident description, including
the time and place, can be posted, at your discretion.
is the Smart Safety Program Used When The Work Force Is Large Or
In Multiple Locations?
Smart Safety Program works best when you target a specific group
of coworkers who have regular working interactions. This will create
group empowerment to promote safe work habits and make disloyal
or careless acts socially unacceptable. One Smart Safety Program
administrator can control numerous games. This eliminates the need
to have a game kit for each location where the game is being played.
Independent games can be played for each location, shift, or department,
all being controlled from a central site. Or, each site, with access
to the Internet, can run their own game. Smart Safety Programs are
the only game of its kind that offers the ability to run and monitor
multiple games from one location. Your origination will determine
how we set up locations, zones, sites, districts, ect.
Other Behavioral Changing Features can Be Incorporated Into the
Smart Safety Program?
individual's odds of winning will increase when he plays with more
than one card. Bonus cards can be awarded for desirable behavior
like: perfect attendance, punctuality, safety suggestions, scrap
savings, or customer acknowledgements. Reward employees for bringing
positive changes to the work place and recognize them for doing
so. We show a special column for bonus card winnings on the printed
winners log. Employees quickly see the odds of winning are better
with bonus cards.
the Smart Safety Program Games Gambling?
is defined a putting some amount of consideration, usually money,
“at risk”. Smart Safety Programs require employees to
but nothing “at risk”. Therefore; it can be in no way
considered gambling. The employee’s only obligation is to
put forth their best effort to avoid job related accidents.
the Smart Safety Program Encourage Employees Not to Report Injuries?
Smart Safety Program must be presented to employees in a manner
that it is clearly understood that the management is in no way encouraging
workers not to report legitimate accidents. It is recommended that,
in the game rules it is clear, that only a work loss accident causes
the jackpot to be reset to the beginning level. It is expected that
accidents will happen, and management requires employees to receive
proper medical care when needed. It could be stated that any employee
who does not report an injury will be restricted from participating
in future games or other disciplinary actions.When you set your
maximum jackpot, don’t set it so high that it may motivate
a misguided employee to hide a legitimate injury or accident.