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OSHA and MSHA’s Position on Employee Incentive Programs


Over the last few of years, employee incentive programs have been under attack from the Department of Labor. However, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) have undertaken their efforts against incentive programs in different ways. In a bylined article for, Kristin White outlines both OSHA and MSHA’s most recent positions on workplace safety incentive and bonus programs. For the past few years, both agencies have signaled an intent to move employee incentive programs away from reported injuries and illness and towards more leading indicators, such as near miss reporting and safety participation activities.

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