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Behavior Based Safety

Safety Activities

Fewer at-risk Behaviors
Fewer Accidents
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How Does This Take Shape? Process Improvement Data Based Action Plan Ongoing Observation & Feedback Kickoff Train Observers Communicate with Workforce Develop Critical Behavior Inventory Train Management / Steering Committee Assess/ Initial Awareness Introduction 2 .

Necessary for Implementation  Management support  Employee Trust  Financial support (time away from production activities)  Time and more Time 3 .

Behavior Based Safety: What Is It? • An excellent tool for collecting data on the quality of a company’s safety management system • A scientific way to understand why people behave the way they do when it comes to safety • Properly applied. an effective next step towards creating a truly pro-active safety culture where loss prevention is a core value • Conceptually easy to understand but often hard to implement and sustain 4 .

Behavior Based Safety: What It Is Not? • Only about observation and feedback • Concerned only about the behaviors of line employees • A substitution for traditional risk management techniques • About cheating & manipulating people & aversive control • A focus on incident rates without a focus on behavior • A process that does not need employee involvement 5 .

Safe People vs Safe Places Behavior Management Observation & Feedback Injuries Equal Management Errors Measure Behaviors vs Results Positive Reinforcement .What Behavior-based is...

Human Behavior is a function of :    Activators (what needs to be done) Competencies (how it needs to be done) Consequences (what happens if it is done) 7 .

Human behavior is both:  Observable  Measurable therefore Behavior can be managed ! 8 .

The person components consist of the following: Physical Capabilities Experience Training 9 .

Attitudes Are inside a person’s head - therefore they are not observable or measurable however Attitudes can be changed by changing behaviors 10 .

Attitude developed over time by being exposed to the object directly (experience) or through receiving information about the object (training). person. 11 . issue. etc.Attitudes represent our covert feelings of favorability or unfavorability toward an object.

but the potential for an accident is never far away. 12 .Experience People often behave unsafely because they have never been hurt before while doing their job in an unsafe way: 'I've always done the job this way' being a familiar comment. This may well be true.