April 11, 2019 by Jeff Edwards
Ever been ready to take on a task or project, only to find
that you didn’t have the right tool for the job? While not the handiest when it comes to
mechanical, home remodeling or building projects – I do enjoy taking on
projects myself when possible. For
example, I like to perform the scheduled maintenance on my vehicles rather than
taking them to someone else. I’ve also
enjoyed laying tile and wood flooring in our home, among other projects.
These tasks become much more difficult, and the likelihood
of an unsatisfactory result increases without the proper tools. The same is true of employee safety programs.
The best strategy will include several
elements – and your employee safety program is only one of them!
Have a plan. Consider your current situation – and the
tools needed to implement a safety program –to enhance your organization’s
culture of safety.
Have the proper
Policies and Procedures should be clearly defined and communicated
Training Guidelines by job type and responsibility
Safety Teams / Regularly Scheduled Safety Meetings
Safe Operating Guidelines and Procedures for Equipment and Vehicles
Based Employee Safety Program
Have Patience. It takes time to effectively work through
the planning stages and, once implemented – to see results. Think about those times when you tried to
complete a project, and instead of putting it off until you had the proper
tool, went ahead with less-than-desired results. And remember the adage – “When all you have
is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”
An effective employee safety program will compliment and support all the other components of your safety initiative. You may have a beautiful, shiny tool box – but putting a hammer in it and calling it done is not only inadequate – it can also be counterproductive. Make sure you have the right tools for the job – contact us to find out more about points based employee safety programs.
November 28, 2017 by Austin Wheat
Part 2 of the Building Employee Engagement series discussed how employee recognition can positively impact engagement in the workplace. I wrote that actively disengaged workers are costing the U.S. economy up to $605 billion annually. In this post, I want to focus on how employee engagement can affect safety initiatives. How does investing in employee… Read more »
January 18, 2017 by Mike Sullivan
Our web-based incentive points platform features many modules designed to enhance the participant experience. Our clients use these to ensure participant engagement and maximize the benefit of their sales incentive or employee recognition programs. Whether it is the utilization of graphic goal trackers for a sales incentive program or the utilization of badges for “shout-outs”… Read more »
June 27, 2016 by Jeff Edwards
When it comes to employee recognition programs, none are more important or impactful as well-crafted, properly executed employee safety programs. Keeping employees safe at work should be an essential part of any organization’s mission, and we are proud to play a role in assisting our clients with this important responsibility. June has been named National… Read more »
December 23, 2015 by Jeff Edwards
2015 happens to mark the 75th anniversary of the official Daisy Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot range model BB gun. So it’s only fitting as we close in on another Christmas Holiday that we re-post last year’s offering entitled A Safety Story. From all of us at QIC, we wish you and yours a wonderful… Read more »
November 18, 2014 by Brendan Larkin
Getting to a comet from Earth doesn’t happen overnight, but most Earthlings would be fairly pleased with the distance between themselves and the massive objects in our solar system. And if your destination is 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the trip would take you over seven years. Most scientists would consider the time a worthy investment for the knowledge… Read more »