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Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices

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Fact Sheets

 

This memorandum provides in-depth information about legal protections, including whistleblower statutes, for employees who report workplace injuries and illnesses. The memo identifies employer policies and practices that discourage employees from reporting workplace injuries, including safety programs that tie management bonuses to lower reported injury rates. 

Source: Fairfax, Richard E. Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (March 12, 2012).