Motivating Employees To Be Safe On The Job

Workplace safety is a major concern for businesses of all sizes. Employees getting injured on the job costs a company substantial money in lost time, increased insurance premiums and decreased production.  Serious accidents can also decrease the morale of other employess and leave them with a feeling of being unsafe on the job.   Other concerns of business owners of all sizes that relate to the safety of not only employees but also clients, customers and other visitors include theft, fraud, vandalism, trip hazards and more.
Every business should have an Emergency Plan and, of course, adhere to all state and federal safety regulations, but beyond that, putting a plan in place that encourages your employees to not only look out for their own safety and wellbeing, but to also point out potential hazards that need to be addressed can substantially save you time, money and additional headaches.  This is a great Cost of Accidents calculator from the US Department of Labor.  Now that you have an idea of the costs, let’s look at some ways to encourage safety and wellbeing in the workplace.
Employees notice obstacles and potential problems in their workplace enviroment that may not be realized by management until it causes an accident.  Placing a suggestion box in an area that is easily accessed by everyone is one way encourage reporting of potential problems.  When the box is checked (no less than on a weekly basis) reward employees who have pointed out a potential hazard and thank them for their contribution.   By having rewards that are exclusively used to recognize those that have contributed to making the workplace safer you instill pride in the recipient and encourge others to contribute.  After all, what’s a few bucks to be made aware of a problem that could cost you thousands?
safety reward travel mug safety swag            igloo cooler safety program swag            mag lite safety program flashlight swag
Add a safety message along with your logo to help encourage contributions
Having a safety rewards progam in place that rewards all employees for a time period with no lost time accidents encourages each employee to not only look out for their own safety, but for the safety of their co-workers.  We have worked on programs that rewarded for every quarter without a lost time accident with something in the same price range for each quarter.  We have also designed programs that builds on each time period that goes by without an accident (i.e. the first quarter is $5, second quarter is $8, third quarter is $12, etc).  We can help design a program that works for your budget and your needs.
usb adapter safety program swag           coleman jug safety program swag          bluetooth speaker safety program swag
Let us help you select items that are universally appealing to all employees
At Barefoot Promotions Your Swag Connection we will work with you on safety rewards that work for your specific needs and budget.  Contact us for more information.   866-247-4320

Nurses Week Giveaways and Gifts

While Nurses Day is officially May 6th, these hard workers deserve the whole Nurses Week recognition they receive for the vital role they play in patient care and wellness.
Wherever the Nurses work you would like to recognize- Hospital, Nursing Homes, Doctor’s Office, home health, travel nurse, hospice, school nurse, health departments/public health, private nurse, Occupational Health Nurse, etc. we can help you find the prefect gift for them.
Food gifts are always popular for group, office or department gifts and still have many tie-ins for nurses week:
life savers nurses week nurse gift     custom wrapper clif bar food giveaway    nurses week food gift swag conversation hearts 
Nurses are Life Savers        Custom wrapped Protein Bar    Conversation Hearts
Other food items to consider that can be shared or packaged for individual gifts are popcorn tins, mint tins, trail mix, brownies, or give a variety with a snack tower.  We can help you find the perfect food or snack for your nurses week giveaway.
Nurses eat on the run so often, give them something that makes their meal time easier, faster and healthier:
nurses week soup mug giveaway swag           nurses week lunch cooler swag gift neoprene lunch sack          silicone lunch container nurses week health and wellness swag
Microwavable Soup mug              Neoprene lunch bag                        Silicone food container
Additional items that we love for staff and employee gifts are:  snack container, cutlery sets, Igloo cooler available in a variety of colors.
There are also a lot of great options available for water bottles (BPA free, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Glass), mugs (ceramic, travel, copper mules, )  tumblers, etc.  Some of our favorite that are a little more unique are:
shaker bottle nurses week swag ideas      infuser tumbler nurses week fruit infuser swag      chalkboard mug nurses week gift swag
Shaker bottle                      Infuser bottles                      Fun chalkboard mug
When you are looking for giveaways that are useful beyond work, we have those too.
            duffle bag nurses week giveaway swag          toiletry kit nurses week giveaway swag idea          umbrella nurses week giveaway gift swag idea
Two tone duffle                          Vanity case                              Umbrella
Check out our blog here for some other swag ideas or here for additional gift options. 
If you would like us to put together gift ideas based on your budget, time frame and needs we are happy to do that for you as well.   866-247-4320