Part 4 is about how leadership can design a Serious and Fatal Injuries (SIF) initiative to revitalize an existing BBS initiative.
Part 3 is about the crucial role of leadership if BBS or any improvement strategy is to work well.
Part 2 is about how BBS processes get killed, and when they should be abandoned.
If you think BBS is all good or all bad you are wrong. If you think Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) will solve all your problems in the general realm of making the workplace safer, you are also wrong.
If this is one of your habitual sayings, it will be hard to change. It will take not just changing your words but your thinking, your assumptions. Here are several reasons you should try:
When people talk about how safety performance has improved over time, they typically focus on three phases: Technical – improvements in machine and equipment safety; Organizational – a concerted effort to improve the safety of all systems and procedures employed in the workplace; and Behavioral – a specific focus on the behaviors of frontline employees….
The problem with a complex issue is that you have to think about it a little. It’s easy to say “Here are five reasons behavior-based safety is terrific” or “Here are five reasons why it is terrible.” But neither of these tell the whole story. The truth is that behavior-based safety (BBS) is a mixed…
Behavior Based Safety is a mixed bag. Understanding what is in the bag is crucial to using the method successfully, not using it all, or most importantly, guiding the natural evolution of BBS to its next form. This short piece is to convince you that your organization needs to re-consider how BBS is done.
In this video, David Libby shares his thoughts about Behavior-Based Safety. Many companies tend to look at behavior as a way to find fault – discouraging employees from openly discussing what happened when things went wrong. Watch our thoughts on how these situations should be seen as learning opportunities.
In February, Tom Krause presented “The Future of Behavior Based Safety” at the ASSE SeminarFest event in Las Vegas. This is a short interview he gave immediately before speaking.