Safety Mottos that Will Make an Impact

Organizations implement many practices to protect their workers, but the best motivators for staying safe come from workers themselves. So, if you are looking for new safety slogans for 2022, consider having a safety motto contest. After all, people respond differently to different messages, so having diverse slogans and tips on safety posters across the organization can maximize your impact.

We want to help you implement your contest. First, we will give you common motivators that appeal to different personalities. Then, we’ll show you how to have fun with the acronym OSHA when creating a safety slogan for 2022.

We also want to encourage you to keep safety a priority in your workplace by enrolling in OSHA courses. We’ll remind you of the importance of workplace safety with startling new statistics. Finally, we will give you resources on the specific courses offered by Pryor Learning that are taught by OSHA-authorized instructors.

Types of Motivation to Encourage Workplace Safety

Here are eight sources of motivation, with safety slogans and tips that go with each. Each can be tailored for your workplace and needs — the goal is to use a mix of messages to appeal to different personalities across the organization.

For people motivated by….

  1. Achieving goals: “Safety Supports Success: Accident-Free Achieves Goals”
  2. Having fun: “Music at Work? Rock On, But Keep It Down!”
  3. Following the rules: “Accidents Ache: Safety Rules Rule”
  4. Innovation: “Have a Safety Suggestion? Speak Up and Share!”
  5. Personal success: “Show Your Smarts: Don’t Play with Power”
  6. Teaching others: “One Word Can Save a Life: Speak Up for Safety”
  7. Caring for self: “We Care About You: Safety is Better than Speed”
  8. Caring for others: “Coworkers Care: If You See Something, Say Something”

As you read through these safety mottos, did a particular workplace situation or group of workers come to mind? Feel free to use our ideas as springboards to write a safety motto that would apply to your workplace.

OSHA Safety Slogans That Will Make You Stop and Think

Engaging employees in building a safety culture is a great way to help it take hold. For example, your organization can hold safety slogan contests using the motivational framework above. Another fun context is to use the Occupational Safety and Health Act “OSHA” acronym as a platform for creative safety slogans. Here are three examples:

  • OSHA: “Owning our Safety – Here and Always”
  • OSHA: “Only Safe Habits: Always”
  • OSHA: “OUR OPPONENTS: Sound, Heat, Accidents”

This type of wordplay may appeal to some of your employees. So encourage everyone in your organization to come up with an OSHA slogan and (of course) offer a financial incentive for winning the contest.


Why Workplace Safety is Important

It’s easy to lose focus on workplace safety – especially if your worksite hasn’t had any accidents lately. However, it’s important to remain vigilant and maintain high workplace safety standards. Here are some startling statistics about workplace accidents that will inspire you to improve your focus on safety.

In 2019, 5,333 workers died on the job.

This means that 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers lost their lives at work.

More than 100 workers died each week in 2019.

Each day in 2019, 15 workers didn’t go home after their work shift.

About 20% (1,061) of worker fatalities were in construction – accounting for one in five worker deaths for 2019.

While these statistics are certainly startling, data proves that OSHA training does make a difference. OSHA, a public health agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, was formed in 1970 through the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Since the creation of OSHA:

These stats show that safety training makes a difference!


Pryor Learning OSHA Training Programs

Pryor Learning can help keep your workplace accident free for 2022 and beyond. Before we give you the nitty-gritty of five excellent courses, here are some of the benefits of live online training by Pryor Learning.


Benefits of Live Online Training

Many workers would rather do anything else than sit through OSHA training. Make the experience more palatable by signing up for a live online training course.

Having a live dynamic instructor makes it easier to focus on somewhat dry material. Your live online instructor can speak directly to your organization’s needs and will answer specific questions you have during a Q&A time. Attendees will receive a DOL card. No test is required.

Here are five great courses offered by Pryor.

10-Hour OSHA Safety Training for General Industry

Pryor Learning’s OSHA Training for General Industry is an award-winning live online option. The OSHA Outreach Training Program Authorized Trainer will cover the following topics (and more!):

  • Recognize, address and prevent safety and health hazards in your workplace.
  • Learn ways non-compliance can cost your organization significant fines, penalties or legal action.
  • Identify and eliminate the safety and health hazards that could threaten workers’ on-the-job safety.
  • Establish record-keeping and retention policies and procedures that meet OSHA requirements.
  • Discover how OSHA compliance will increase productivity, minimize on-the-job injuries and reduce workers’ comp claims.

Sign up for live online seminars or private team training.

30-Hour OSHA Outreach Training Program (5-Day)

Earn your 30-hour OSHA training in Pryor Learning’s five-day live online program.

Your team will learn about the following topics (and more!):

  • Record keeping and reporting
  • Inspections, citations and penalties
  • First aid
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Machine guarding
  • Hearing conservation
  • Hazardous materials

Workplace injuries can contribute to decreased employee morale and higher on-the-job stress. They can also reduce productivity, cause lower-quality products and services and lead to higher insurance premiums. Taking this course on workplace safety can improve morale and save money.

10-Hour OSHA Safety Training for Construction

The construction industry accounted for about 20% of worker fatalities in 2019. If you are a leader in this industry, you probably lose sleep at night worrying about the safety of your workers.

Here are a few of the insights that will be gained from Pryor Learning’s 10-hour OSHA Safety Training for the Construction Industry:

  • Recognize, identify and control common safety and health hazards in the construction industry.
  • Gain insight into workers’ rights and employer responsibilities under OSHA.
  • Learn ways non-compliance can cost your organization significant fines, penalties or legal action.
  • Identify the four-leading causes of construction worker fatalities – the Focus Four Hazards.
  • Know how to protect yourself and others from the Focus Four Hazards.

Again, this course is offered live online. Your organization can also organize a private team training at your location or online.

OSHA Training

As a team leader, you are in charge of workplace safety. We know this is a heavy burden, so Pryor Learning would like to help. Sign up for the live online one-day OSHA Training seminar, where you will learn:

  • The latest changes in OSHA rules and regulations
  • How to assess your organization for potential hazards
  • How to create a workplace safety plan
  • How to maintain workplace records that meet OSHA standards
  • How to reduce workplace violence

Has it been a while since you have been through OSHA training? Keep up with the current regulations by enrolling in this course.


OSHA Record-Keeping Compliance

OSHA has been cracking down on record-keeping regulations. You may face costly penalties, fines or legal action if your organization isn’t compliant. In fact, the federal government has increased financial penalties for citations by up to 40%. Ignorance is not a defense.

Receive clarification of the OSHA record-keeping rules by signing up for this helpful course.

In this course, you will learn the following:

  • How to maintain records that follow OSHA’s current standards.
  • How to log employee incidents properly.
  • The distinctions in OSHA regulations between reporting, documentation and record-keeping
  • Which injuries and illnesses are required to be recorded under OSHA regulations

Don’t Put Workplace Safety on the Back Burner!

Sharing new workplace mottos is one way to achieve renewed focus on workplace safety. Also, collaboratively developing slogans communicates their importance in workplace operations. Rewarding safety success is also important, particularly in physically demanding environments. Never take safety for granted: celebrating safe days will encourage staff to practice safety daily.

While safety mottos are great, don’t overlook the importance of taking OSHA training courses from certified instructors – perhaps with Pryor Learning.

Why Pryor Learning?

Pryor Learning has been offering training seminars since 1970. Since then, over 13 million learners have received workplace communication, customer service, human resources and OSHA regulations training.

Pryor Learning currently has over 9,000 award-winning training options in various formats. The courses are affordable and easy to access online, or you can schedule in-person training for your employees. We also offer workplace safety products, such as the Boyer Safety & Compliance Suite, which provides the tools you need to implement a safety program quickly.

Learn more about Pryor Learning’s OSHA Training and Workplace Safety Courses by visiting our website.