Bribery and Corruption – the dark side of safety rewards

Date(s) - 14/12/2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title: Bribery and Corruption – the dark side of safety rewards
Date: December 14th, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST
Presenter: Melanie Fordham (aka Melanie Walls)
(Ce webinaire sera présenté en anglais)

About the presenter:
Melanie Fordham (aka Melanie Walls) has two decades of experience applying Human Factors to improve safety and performance. When presenting, she is able to draw on real-life lessons learned from projects in forestry, rail, naval ships, helicopters, air traffic control centres, airport control towers, army intelligence, equipment control rooms, and medical devices.

Melanie received formal training in the psychology of people at work, with a Master of Arts in Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology from Oxford University, and a Master of Science in Occupational Psychology from Sheffield University; however, she blends an academic foundation with a pragmatic approach that is based on solving problems in real world settings, where resources are limited and options are constrained.

An experienced public speaker, Melanie ensures her presentations are interactive and enjoyable. She believes: ‘If there isn’t something useful you can use right away in your job, then training is just an expensive way to eat donuts.’ Melanie is the former president of the BC/Yukon region of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists.

Learn about safety rewards and motivation with ACE. One-hour webinar to be held on December 14th, 2021 at 12:00-1:00pm PST.

Bribery and Corruption – the dark side of safety rewards

If you want to improve safety, an obvious place to start is by encouraging safety behavior. This often translates into rewards for behaviors such as wearing personal protective equipment, or for low accident rates.

However, there is research evidence that if you don’t do it the right way, rewards can backfire – having a negative impact on safety, and decreasing proactive behavior.

This presentation will help you to answer key questions about rewarding safety.

  • Should you reward it at all?
  • What form should rewards take?
  • When should you give rewards?
  • Should they be large or small?

You will finish with an understanding of the right and the wrong way to use rewards to improve safety.

Note: interactive workshops are available for participants who want to cover this topic in greater depth.

This webinar is available to non-members at a fee of $20 plus applicable taxes. Should you be a non-member and wish to attend please contact to register.

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