As someone who used to occasionally be called upon to implement programs of
which I disapproved, I offer the following possibilities:
1. Straightforward Way: Tie your awards to achieving a LWDIR (DART?) lower
than the average for your industry. The calculation is esoteric enough that
it should be very difficult to game the system by discouraging accident
reporting, but it still rewards performance on a measurable trailing
2. Devious Way: Make the awards very desirable. Desirable rewards tend to be
very expensive. This will make your estimates very high. If they are high
enough, it may motivate your boss to scrap the program. Then you can suggest
something cheaper and more appropriate, which will make you look creative
Either one would work. There are probably lots of variations. Good luck.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Debra Odenthal" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 7:26 AM
Subject: [SAFETY] safety award costs
> Dear Listers,
> I am requesting information on an old subject but with a different twist.
> have been charged with the task of establishing an award system to reflect
> the trailing indicator, injuries and OSHA recordibles. I also have been
> instructed to come up with a cost of such a program. There in lies my
> dilemma. How do I estimate what a cost will be when I am unable to guess
> results over a 3 year period. Estimating at maximum awards is
> Has anyone any historical data on what they have spent on awards that you
> would be willing to share?
> As always, I greatly appreciate any and all assistance.
> Thank you
> Debra Odenthal
> Corp Safety Mgr