OSHA Clarifies Guidance on Post-Incident Drug Testing and Workplace Safety Incentive Programs

General Information Services

Post-incident drug testing policies and safety incentive programs would only violate 29 C.F.R. Incentive programs may be used to promote workplace safety and health. OSHA’s new interpretation permits and encourages safety incentive programs for employees. Programs that reward employees with a prize or bonus at the end of an injury-free month or that reward managers based on their department or work units lack of injuries is permissible under § 1904.35(b)(1)(iv)

Cafe Classic: Tinker, Tailor, Experiential Learner

Compensation Cafe

How do we gain our knowledge and wisdom about compensation and total rewards? How do we come to understand the conditions in which a bonus plan is likely to succeed or fail? Recently I wrote a post about the movement towards evidence-based rewards management coming our way.

Cafe Classic: Happy Holidays & an Evidence-Based New Year!

Compensation Cafe

In today's Classic, we draw on one of the big thinkers in the rewards field, Robert Greene, and his thoughts on what is stopping us from getting where we need to be. When was the last time you picked up a copy of Academy of Management Journal ? Follow her on Twitter at @annbares.

Time Wasting: The Anti-Reward

Compensation Cafe

Is time wasting, as a product of poorly structured (and perhaps poorly incented) management undermining your reward program? 83% of the study''s respondents reported that their time is wasted by managers or colleagues with too much on their plate.

Two Types of Compensation People

Compensation Cafe

Bear with me while I oversimplify about how each type distributes rewards. I see major dramatic (if not polar) differences in attitudes among our peers about distributing rewards. One group adamantly maintains that pay for performance is a Good Thing and rewards should be allocated to the most deserving. Such "judges" believe in measuring contributions and rewarding consequences proportional to output results.

Who Owns Retention? The REAL Employee Turnover Problem

Achievers

At many companies, when turnover rises executives point to HR to fix it – whose plate is already overflowing with terminations, payroll, benefits management, and back-fill recruiting. determining gaps where additional supervisor/management training is needed.