by Leo Jakobson | February 27, 2017

On Wednesday, Incentive will host a free webinar vital to anyone who is running or who wants to run a great -- and legal -- safety incentive program.

In "How to Run a Safety Incentive Program," attendees will be offered a step-by-step guide from two experts in the field on how to create, promote, and run a program, as well as tracking participant performance, delivering awards, and measuring results. It will also look at rules issued late last year by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that substantially redefine safety incentive programs. Among the rules laid out by OSHA: withholding an award from someone who reports a safety issue is in violation of anti-retaliation regulations.

The free webinar takes place this Wednesday, March 1, at 2 p.m. EST, and is sponsored by WorkStride. Sign up for it here.

Attendees will hear from Cory Worden, manager of System Safety for the Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, TX. A frequent speaker on safety programs and author of three books on the topic, Worden was the 2014 Institute for Safety and Health Management "Safety Professional of the Year," and a 2015 National Safety Council "Rising Star of Safety." The holder of a half dozen certifications from safety industry associations, Worden is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Safety Leadership.

The second speaker, George Delta, Esq., is an attorney with a wealth of experience in the incentive industry. As the longtime counsel to the Incentive Federation, Inc., he has expertise in a wide variety of incentive, promotion, and reward and recognition fields, including safety and service achievement awards, gift card awards, sweepstakes, and the taxation of awards and incentives.

"How to Run a Safety Incentive Program" is the first in a year-long series of "How to" webinars hosted by Incentive, focusing on every type of incentive program, including sales, channel sales, recognition, health and wellness, and consumer loyalty.

This webinar will offer continuing education credits from three major industry associations:

Incentive Marketing Association (IMA)
Incentive Professionals (IP)

Certified Professional of Incentive Management
 (CPIM)

Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE)
Certified Incentive Specialists (CIS)

Recognition Professionals International (RPI)
Certified Recognition Professional (CRP)