OSHA Issues Memorandum on Employer Incentive Programs (TRN Safety Alert)

From Cliff Gerbick, ASP (The Reserves Network Director of Safety)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a public memorandum outlining potential violations based on employer safety incentive and disincentive policies and practices.

Meant for internal staff, the memo outlines example safety incentive and disincentive programs and how they can potentially violated Section 11(c) of the OSH Act. Section 11(c) prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee because the employee reports an injury or illness.

The memo is intended to give compliance officers (AKA OSHA Inspectors) and whistleblower investigative staff guidance regarding the different types of incentive programs used in the workplace, and how they can potentially discourage employees from reporting injuries.

The full memo, including four different scenarios can be found by (Clicking Here!)

Cliff Gerbick is the Director of Safety for The Reserves Network, a provider of “Total Staffing Solutions” in the office, industrial, professional and technical markets. To contact Cliff, email cgerbick@trnstaffing.com.


About TRNstaffing
The Reserves Network (TRN) is a family-owned, privately-held company that opened its doors in 1984. We have created a rich history of bringing employees and companies together by providing “Total Staffing Solutions.” Our office teams work with thousands of customers and job seekers offering Temporary, Temporary-to-Hire and Direct Hire placements to the Office, Industrial, Professional and Technical markets. Headquartered in Fairview Park, Ohio, the provider of "Total Staffing Solutions" has won multiple honors for outstanding sales growth and management excellence. System-wide, along with our Specialty Groups, TRN works with over 1,000 active customers in a multitude of industries and places nearly 20,000 employees annually at more than 40 operating locations throughout Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. For more information on The Reserves Network visit www.TRNstaffing.com

2 Responses to OSHA Issues Memorandum on Employer Incentive Programs (TRN Safety Alert)

  1. tonika rutledge says:

    how can I find out if I am eligible for your referral program?

    • TRNstaffing says:

      Hello Tonika, thanks for the post. Employees will receive a bonus for each applicant they refer who completes a designated number of hours on The Reserves Network’s payroll, or for one of our affiliate companies. You must currently be working on assignment with The Reserves Network to be eligible for the bonus. For additional information I would recommend contacting your local TRN office. Here is a quick link to our office locations with all contact info (Just browse by state on the middle left of the page and select your area/city office for phone, email and location): http://www.trnstaffing.com/corporate-location.aspx Hope this helps and good luck!

      -Alexander Verdova (Communications & Multimedia Manager)

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