What is Behavior-based Safety?

page3photoBehavior-based Safety is a method to use positive reinforcement to change unsafe behavior.

The system:

  • Is employee-based for continuous improvement;
  • Analyzes tasks and hazards to identify critical safety behaviors;
  • Analyzes behavior based on job observation;
  • Uses feedback about safety performance as reinforcement;
  • Behavior-based Safety Principles;
  • Behavior is the cause of accidents;
  • Consequences motivate behavior;
  • What gets measured gets done;
  • Feedback is essential to improvement;
  • Quality is built-in early in the process;
  • Conversations change organizations;
  • Behavior-based Safety and Integrated Safety Management.

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