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Making employees aware of safety

Hazard Warning Labels

As part of a comprehensive safety policy, awards can be one effective way to encourage workplace responsibility

In the workplace, there are many ways to keep employees aware of potential hazards. Safety labels are only the first step in promoting an environment of worksite or office safety. While many companies find implementing a rigorous safety rewards program highly effective, reducing injuries in the workplace can beachieved by simple reinforcements.

Certification Cards

For workspaces with equipment or materials that require certification prior to handling, certification cards inform employees exactly who is permitted to operate particular materials. Forklift certification labels are some of the most prevalent, as the machinery requires particular training before use. These cards are generally customizable, allowing for the names of permitted users to be transparent to all personnel.


Many workplaces give awards to incentivize hazard aversion. These awards can range from a certificate to pay raises and/or paid vacation time. In any case, having a distinct safety rewards program makes for clear goals and spurs motivation to keep the workspace safe. In these cases, the rewards must be significant enough to incentivize safety but minor enough as not to disrupt the financial stability of a business.

Safety Scoreboards

Safety scoreboards digitally count and display the number of days since the last injury or accident. These scoreboards allow workers to take pride in the safety of their workplace, and serve as a reminder of the importance of vigilance in any work environment. Safety scoreboards often play an integral role in safety incentive programs, as employers reward workers for a certain number of days without incident.

Posters, signs, and banners

Safety signs are perhaps the simplest way to keep employees informed of a hazardous location or scenario. Danger, warning, caution, notice, and restricted area signs are among the most common forms of signage in workplaces. Each of these headings and labels designate a particular type of hazard (permanent vs. temporary, severe vs. mild, etc.), so it is important for employers to understand the function of certain signage before employing it in a danger zone.

The methods used to keep hospitals, office places, and construction zones safe are surprisingly similar. Creating safety incentives, placing danger or warning signs where appropriate, and transparently communicating safety regulations all but ensure a hazard-free place of work.