Course 700 - Introduction to Safety Management

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Safety rewards come in many colors, flavors, and varieties. We are all motivated by primarily two types of rewards: extrinsic and intrinsic.

  • Extrinsic rewards are tangible and external. You can touch, eat, see, smell, or otherwise use them.
    • Money - raise, bonus, stocks
    • Awards - plaques, pins, cups, certificates, jackets
    • Trips
    • Time off from work
    • Social - parties, lunches
  • Intrinsic rewards are intangible, internal, and housed within us. They are expressed through the positive recognition other give us and the positive thoughts think about ourselves.
    • Improved self-esteem
    • Increased sense of purpose
    • Higher credibility
    • Feeling of accomplishment