Behavior Based Safety Program

three_supervisors_bbs_300_pixels_webif you try to develop BBS or behavior based safety program in your company, maybe we can follow this steps :

Initiate Program
• Enlist Management Support
– Evaluate Culture
– Perception Questionnaire
• Appoint a Steering Committee
– Diverse Group of Willing Participants
– Educate Committee

Target Specific Behaviors
• Analyze Accidents over 3 Year Period
– Target Behavioral Causes Most Likely to Reoccur (Root And Contributing Causes)
• Identify Behaviors Related to High Risk
• Record Employee Behavioral Concerns and be sure to provide Feedback.
• Determine if there are Uniformity Issues

Develop Operational Definitions
•Develop a comprehensive Definition of the Targeted Behavior for the purpose of Training and Education.
– Define Desirable Safe Behaviors Relative to Tasks, Scope of Work, etc.

– Identify the At-Risk Behaviors that Inhibit Safe Performance

Establish Rules of Observation
• Establish Rules in Accordance with Cultural Acceptance
– Anonymity is a Must
– Permission to Observe
– Observation of At-Risk Behaviors
• Imminent Danger
• Low Risk

Develop Observation Checklist
• List Behaviors to be Observed
– Keep at Minimum
– Specific vs. Broader Definitions
• Determine System of Scoring – Score so that a graph can show increases & decreases
• Allow for Noting Behaviors / Conditions that must be addressed, but are not listed

Educate & Train Observers/Coaches
• Educate Observers in Operational Definitions
• Train Observers in the Techniques of Coaching / Actively Caring / Daily Safety Contact
– How to Break Down Barriers
– How to be and Effective Listener
– How to Provide R+ accompanied by R-

Educate / Train Workforce
•Behavioral Principles
– Safety is a Value
– Actively Caring
– Antecedents / Consequences
•Operational Definitions for Behaviors
•Behaviors Relative to Tasks / Procedures


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