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Behaviour Based Safety Management Post-Conference Workshop

BBS – What is it? Why do we need it?

We differentiate the terms “Unsafe condition” and “Unsafe Act”, presenting some statistics from the National Safety Council of the USA which show the cause of accidents heavily tilted towards the latter.

Safety maturity assessments conducted by Green-Jakobsen for a wide range of European clients also affirms this point.

To address this concern, BBS is the need of the hour with the backing of a strong corporate safety culture. BBS is implemented in phases, which require safety culture assessments, training of employees and follow up.

Human Behavior and reinforcement

The study of human psychology has revealed that human behavior is a function of activators, competencies and consequences, thereby rendering it to change by influence.

The correlation between behavior and attitude is touched upon and we derive that attitudes can be changed by influencing behaviors.

However, the influence we have on somebody will directly depend upon the reinforcement techniques used by us. We hereby discuss the various reinforcement methods and their merits.

Broken Windows

The famous experiment conducted by Zimbardo in 1969 detailing the criminal psychology theory which relates disorder to vandalism and crime.

We make a connection of human behaviors with this theory and thereby emphasize the importance of positive actions in prevention of accidents and injuries. 

The positive actions are a result of appropriate workplace behaviors which in turn contribute to a better safety culture.

Safety I’s

The 5 best practice safety behaviors which can create a proactive and strong safety culture. A tool developed indigenously by Green-Jakobsen which is successfully being used by a multitude of their clients.

Animation videos, activities and group discussions on this topic will strengthen the understanding of this tool and concept.

Risk Management

A simplified 3 phase RM process is discussed with the help of animation videos, activities and group discussions for each phase.

The emphasis of the entire module is to drive home the fact that exceptional risk management is possible only if individual behavior is aligned with the proper utilization of the RA system of the organization.