Category: Safety Culture and Behavioral Safety

The articles here will show you how to build safety culture, and maintain it when you do. We’ll talk motivation technique, incentives, employee contests, recognition programs, and other safety awareness methods.

OSHA Chief: Workplace Deaths Are ‘Rarely Accidental’

Although workplace deaths are often called accidents, they “are rarely ‘accidental,’ as in a matter of chance or bad luck,” according to Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels in a recent opinion piece. Michaels says the issue can usually be traced back to decisions by employers and managers? Agree? Disagree? […]

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Keys to Effective Safety Observations

Behavioral observations are a tool to improve safety performance and enhance employee engagement. If it’s been a while since you assessed your observation program and methods, you’ll want to keep reading for a proven method from safety expert Shawn Galloway.

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Essentials for Safety Committee Success

Of course you have a safety committee. But how effective is it? Does it satisfy a state requirement with minimal creativity or innovation, or does it actually enhance your safety performance, giving employees at all levels an opportunity to lead and engage in the safety process?

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Report Makes a Strong Case for Safety Culture

Construction companies with a robust safety culture fared impressively compared to other contractors, according to an in-depth report. Find out more about the benefits they’re realizing, including some that go beyond worker protection.

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Reward Behaviors, Not Outcomes, to Get the Most Value from Safety Incentives

By Thomas E. (Ted) Boyce, PhD For 120 years, behavioral scientists have been able to demonstrate that behaviors are triggered by events that come before them (activators) and are either strengthened or weakened as a function of the outcomes they produce for the performer (consequences). This model is often discussed as the ABC model of […]

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