NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH IS A GREAT TIME TO REFRESH IDS
In 1996, the National Safety Council established June as National Safety Month to increase public awareness of
safety and health risks in workplaces, homes and communities. This month is a prime opportunity to bring safety
to the forefront of your organization and establish its value to a great workplace.
June is an excellent time to refresh your workforce on company safety procedures. Begin Safety Month with a
reminder of your identification policy. Going over the policy is certain to get everyone on the same page when
it comes to proper use and display of their ID badges.
Don’t have an identification policy? Make a resolution to create one. Identification in the workplace
improves safety by providing a visual identifier of individuals in the building. This makes it easier to identify
who does and does not belong in the building. Thanks to
identification software and easy-to-use systems, you can
create the identification policy that will have the greatest impact on safety for your organization.
Safety Month is a great opportunity to update staff ID pictures, too. At staff meetings, have your digital camera
ready and offer “picture-retakes” for anyone interested. Employees will be more likely to wear their
ID when they are happy with their picture. Hand out new lanyards
or badge reels to everyone to
encourage them to regularly sport their new IDs.
Safety is an essential piece to creating a work environment where employees look forward to coming to work.
When you create a safety-conscious culture at your organization, employees will thank you with increased
productivity and engagement.
Product Spotlight: Themed Badge Reels
Encourage safety in your workplace with themed badge reels. Distribute the badge reels at a staff meeting where
you celebrate making safety goals or introduce a new safety. The visible reminder will keep safety front of mind
for the entire crew.
Tips & Tricks
IDMaker 2.0 is packed with great security
features to make your IDs more secure. Add a signature, ghost photo, fingerprint, or even mask your barcode.
To add one of these elements, simply click on Modify > Add an Element right from the Card Creation screen.
Click Here to Learn More about ID Maker 2.0
Case Study: Safety Program Gains Employee Involvement
Safety programs are common practice at many organizations, but the effectiveness of those programs is determined
by the involvement and dedication of the employees.
Conal Mcbride, Environmental Health and Safety Technician at SABIC Innovative Plastics in Exton, Pennsylvania,
understands how crucial employee involvement is in creating a safe work environment. His organization has 21
different sub-elements in their Health and Safety program.
The programs were lacking active employee involvement – a vital element of keeping the workplace safe.
Mcbride acknowledged the importance of safety programs in keeping productivity levels high and preventing
employees from having to use disability time, and he took actions to make improvements.
To encourage greater employee ownership of the programs and to prevent injuries on-site, employees are
"caught" being safe and rewarded with lapel pins. Lapel pins are a great incentive for employees as
different style pins can identify specific behaviors or training levels. Mcbride has given lapel pins to
individuals who have had fire prevention training as well as members of the safety team. Lapel pins can easily
be displayed and worn with ID badges or on lanyards to both incent
the employee and comply with your identification policy.