- Tyler McEachren
- Greater Sudbury, Ontario
First-Aid & Security Officer, KGHMI
Safety Incentives...An incentive to under-report
One of my pet peeeves is companies that put Numbers before People....Now, I know this has been going on longer than most of us have been alive...But it's 2013!
Workers are afraid to report injuries because they don't want to cost themselves or their higher-ups their safety incentives or lower their bosses' Zero Harm numbers...This means that workers are not getitng the care they need, because no one knows they were injured, or have a chronic injury that's exacerbated by the work they did that day....This also means workers can't file for Compensation when they really need it because there is no paper trail.
I propose we eliminate Safety Incentives. It shouldn't take the allmighty dollar to promote a safe work environment...It's called the Occupational Health & Safety Act, and it's the law, and it's in place so you can go home to your family every night; THAT should be your incentive to work safely.
Like the title says....A Safety Incentive is just an Incentive to Under Report Injuries.