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When safety turns dangerous...

Andrea Thompson

Safety incentive programs may reduce workplace injury rates but they can also cause under-reporting.

Safety incentives are intended to save lives, but if poorly designed they can deter employees from reporting their problems . Accurate reporting of illnesses and injuries is important for maintaining a safe workplace. When incidents are reported, supervisors have the opportunity to reduce further accidents by replacing faulty equipment and introducing better safety procedures. Taking the big picture view, accurate reporting also allows regulator...

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