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Safety Awards & Gifts Guide


Recognition and Safety Incentive Programs

Safety incentive programs can be a powerful tool to foster a culture of safety on construction sites. Recognizing and rewarding workers who consistently adhere to and surpass company safety protocols can significantly contribute to reducing injuries and accidents. As the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) highlights, safety incentive programs play a crucial role in promoting workplace safety. These initiatives not only motivate employees to prioritize safety but also enhance overall job site well-being.

The staggering statistics presented in the 2021 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index underscore the urgency of prioritizing safety in the construction industry. In 2018 alone, serious non-fatal workplace injuries incurred nearly $59 billion in direct U.S. workers’ compensation costs. This eye-opening figure translates to over a billion dollars spent by U.S. businesses every week on addressing injuries. Such substantial costs emphasize the financial impact of workplace accidents and the importance of implementing robust safety measures. Let’s explore innovative gift ideas that can serve as powerful motivators for construction company employees. 


theragun massagerMassagers like Theragun can help relieve muscle tension, soreness, and pain, ultimately improving their comfort and overall well-being. The Therabody app connects seamlessly via Bluetooth to deliver customized wellness routines pulled.  They are trendy, high-tech, and offer a practical benefit, making them a memorable and appreciated gesture. For people in the construction business, massagers would be a great incentive gift. 








Cooler backpack chair
Cooler backpack chair

Construction company employees are often out all day so a cooler is great for keeping drinks, snacks and lunches fresh. Check out the Remington Cooler Backpack Chair, this combination gift combines three useful items – a cooler, a backpack, and a chair – making it ideal for various outdoor activities like picnics, camping, hiking, or sporting events. It is made of durable 600D material and features a zippered main compartment with PEVA lining, adjustable padded shoulder straps, a zippered front pocket, and a water bottle pocket.  It’s a more unusual and thoughtful gift than typical office items, making it more memorable and appreciated.










employee gifts and awards designed by garuda promotions

Receiving an award publicly acknowledges an employee’s achievements and contributions, making them feel valued and appreciated. This recognition can significantly boost their morale, motivation, and engagement with the safety incentive program. 

Awards can be used to highlight and encourage specific behaviors or values you want to see in your employees. For example, you could present awards for teamwork, innovation, or exceeding the safety target of the work site. This helps align individual goals with the company’s vision and promotes positive growth.


Drink Tumblers

People in the construction industries are often out and about all day, having a reliable and good quality drinking tumbler for water, coffee or tea is a must. In a safety incentive program, a name brand tumbler such as Stanley tumbler or Hydro Flask water bottle would send a powerful message and create long lasting memory for the recipient. It will also be good daily reminder to put safety first and avoid accidents.




igloo playmate coolerIgloo Playmate Pal

The Igloo Playmate Pal is known for its sturdy construction and insulation, making it ideal for keeping lunches and drinks cold even in tough working conditions on construction sites. Customizing the cooler with your company logo or safety message can increase brand visibility among your employees to further promote safety awareness on the work site.








Carhartt Apparel

Carhartt ® Quilted-Flannel-Lined Duck Active Jac

Construction work often involves harsh weather conditions and demanding physical tasks. Carhartt apparel is renowned for their durability, warmth, and comfort, making them perfect for keeping workers safe and productive on the job. 

Companies can choose from insulated winter jackets, lighter spring jackets, rain-resistant shells, and more. This allows you to personalize the gift based on the season and specific needs of your workforce.

Receiving a high-quality, relevant gift like a custom Carhartt jacket shows employees that you appreciate their hard work and prioritize their safety.






jump start power bankAuto Safety Items

Auto safety is also an important aspect in safety incentive program. Auto emergency kits, or portable jump start power bank would be a great addition to the program. This portable jump start power bank with LED light combines several useful functions in one, eliminating the need for carrying multiple tools. It can jump-start vehicles, charge electronic devices, and provide emergency lighting, all of which can be vital in various situations on a construction site.

Receiving a multi-functional tool like this demonstrates your commitment to their safety and preparedness, potentially boosting morale and engagement in the safety incentive programs.




leatherman toolMultitool Set

Leatherman multitool sets offer a variety of tools in one compact package, allowing workers to handle various tasks and unforeseen situations on the job. They can include pliers, screwdrivers, knives, saws, bottle openers, can openers, and more, potentially helping solve minor problems or make repairs without needing to wait for additional tools or assistance.  The tools are known for their high quality and build, ensuring they can withstand the demanding conditions of a construction site. This makes them a long-lasting and valuable gift that employees can rely on.







essential oil diffuserRelaxation Items

Construction work can be physically and mentally demanding. Items that promote relaxation and improve sleep quality can potentially lead to less fatigue and better focus on the job. Offering non-traditional rewards like weighted blankets, essential oil diffusers, demonstrates to employees that their overall well-being is valued, potentially boosting morale and fostering a positive safety culture.





pickleballSports and Active Gear

A healthy work life balance not only improves a person’s overall well-being but the work performance as well. Many safety incentive programs also include items that promote an active lifestyle. A duffle bag and a travel bag will be handy for weekend travel and trips to the gym or the park. Picnic sets, picnic blankets, BBQ sets are handy companions on those warm days at the park or beach. These days, a pickleball set is what everyone is asking for! A popular sports for people of all ages, it is a great item for customization with logo and everyone would be thrilled!





As we embark on this journey, OSHA and the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index serve as our guiding beacons, advocating for a safer and more secure work environment.

We understand every construction company is unique. That’s why we offer custom solutions for your safety incentive programs. From personalized gift packages to innovative award ideas, We’ll be here when you are ready to contact us and start your search for safety incentive program gift.


About the Author

Swire Ho

Swire migrated to Los Angeles in 1996. He is a proud Chinese American who speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English. He trained as a sound engineer, working at recording studios and entertainment agencies before starting his own firm, Hellman Production, Inc, 2003 in Los Angeles. Swire and his team successfully produced attractive, personalized DVD and CD cases and custom merchandise like T-shirts, earning a Score award in 2009, for small business success. His business eventually grew so popular, he decided to sell Hellman Production in 2013 to focus exclusively on the promotional product industry.

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