Seven High-Impact Zero Injury Safety Techniques

  1. Top Management Commitment to Safety
  2. Safety Pre-Project / Pre-Task Planning
  3. Safety Orientation and Training
  4. Managing Subcontractor Safety
  5. Written Safety Incentive Program
  6. Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)
  7. Accidents / Incidents Investigation and Reporting

The Construction Industry Institute conducted research through their Zero Injury Task Force and their published findings included “Five High-Impact Zero Injury Safety Techniques.” Later, they expanded their list to seven by adding “Top Management Commitment” and
“Subcontractor Safety.”

Through becoming proactive about improving the health and safety of their employees, employers reap benefits measured in reduced worker compensation insurance and reduced absenteeism and employee turnover. According to a recent survey, the return on investment for eliminating accidents range somewhere between 3 to 1 to as high as 5 to 1.

We can improve your bottom line by applying proven, research backed methods to improve the safety culture of your organization. The bridge between Management Commitment and Employee Participation lies in effectively engaging the supervisor. Through professional development of the supervisor the organization can realize breakthrough improvements in the safety performance of the organization. The supervisor’s knowledge, skill, and attitude are developed. Most importantly, the supervisor is held accountable as well as responsible for safety just like they are for productivity and quality.


  1. Recognize that worker compensation insurance is a variable cost driven by claims
  2. Management commits to developing an accident-prevention based safety culture
  3. Educate, train, and motivate all supervisors and workers
  4. Handle worker compensation claims promptly
  5. Aggressively seek early return-to-work for injured workers
  6. Review claims regularly