Behavior-Based Safety: Why You Should Rethink Your Approach

Behavior-based safety’s initial allure was due, in part, to its simplistic message: since workers already know the right way to do things, preventing injuries is simply a matter of reminding them to do it the right way. We know now that the reason why people do the things they do is much more nuanced. As a result, a program once heralded as a special elixir to heal all safety program wounds is now falling out of favor with EHS professionals, who cite it as nothing more than a “blame the worker” approach that erodes trust and damages safety culture. 

Behavior-based safety isn’t about checklists, or audits or creating more rules. It’s about creating a culture of safety where we take interest and look out for others to ensure they go home without harm, everyday.  

Join renowned safety experts Dr. Andrew Sharman and Darren Sutton from RMS Switzerland and Cority's Sean Baldry as they discuss:

  • The main challenges with traditional behavior-based-safety (BBS) approaches
  • The principles of human error and why people choose to take risks at work
  • Ways you can re-design your company’s BBS program to build greater trust and cooperation
  • How technology can help you optimize your BBS data to support safety culture excellence

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