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Why Incentives Can Play Havoc with Effective Safety Management

Continuing Education

Learn At Your Own Pace - You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives - At the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Determine why incentives are used and the results they produce.
  2. Understand the problems caused by safety incentive programs, such as false reporting and focus on short-term goals.
  3. Identify how safety incentive programs can be combined with other programs.
  4. Understand what incentives and rewards tell us about construction craft worker site safety and the way people in general learn and change.

AIA logo Credits: 1 AIA LU
The long experience with safety incentive programs reveals that incentives by themselves are no substitute for good safety management, and in some cases, can weaken safety programs, including under-reporting of accidents. What, then, is a good use of incentive and reward programs? Should they be abandoned? In this webinar ENR will help identify the difference between incentive programs that improve safety metrics and those that contribute to safety program effectiveness. We will discuss the implications of new research being carried out that will try to determine if incentives can improve the effectiveness of an already established safety program. We’ll also discuss the elements of programs that successfully integrate incentives.

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

This test is no longer available for credit


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