With a rapidly increasing aging population and demand for greater medical care, competition has heightened in the medical waste management industry. Critical to their success is motivating and engaging employees.
In the summer of 2011, the Southern California area of Stericycle, retained All Star to help reduce the frequency of auto as well as worker’s compensation claims in an effort to reduce overall claim costs. With this partnership, All Star launched a pilot safety program in July 2011 in southern California. This online program enables participants to earn points for their individual and group contributions towards creating a great safety culture.
The program has created a positive perception that the safety and wellness of its employees are management’s priority. Overall results of the program saw a reduction in claim cost by over 80% for a savings of almost $800,000 since the program’s inception in July 2011. “Obviously a key component of any safety recognition program is an effective incentive. We have found that with this program. The employees feel incentivized to do the right thing. The program gains traction as the employees accrue more points, as they tend to bank them in anticipation of a more valuable redemption.” – says Jon Mosier, Safety Manager at Stericycle.