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.


Safety Leader Says Compliance Isn’t Enough

The president of one of the nation’s leading safety associations says complying with rules and policies isn’t enough for breakthrough safety performance. Keep reading to find out what matters even more.

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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 behavior change and has been described in much more detail by me elsewhere (cf. https://goo.gl/AxSr0b). So what does this have to do with safety incentives?

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Infographic: How Does Your Safety Culture Stack Up?

Both OSHA observations and independent research confirm that developing a strong safety culture has the potential to have the greatest impact on incident reduction of any process. Check out the infographic to find out what we learned about the state of safety culture from a recent BLR survey of over 500 EHS professionals, HR professionals, and other individuals involved in safety at their organizations.

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EHS on Tap: Safety Culture – From Concept to Action

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Every day, workers are injured on the job. These injuries can result in missed work days, poor worker attitudes, high turnover rates, and even enforcement actions from OSHA. The good news is that the world of safety in the workplace is changing. Safety is no longer something your employer tells you to do, but is increasingly woven into the everyday behavior and mindset of all employees.

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The Role of Employee Engagement in a Safety Culture

By Eric Svendsen, PhD, Principal, safetyBUILT-IN

One thing successful safety leaders do to help build a stronger safety culture in the organization is to build levels of employee engagement.  An engaged employee thinks and acts like an owner, and because of that, they not only remain safer on the job, but they are also much more likely to help you lead a safety culture.

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Safety Culture Checklist: 6 Keys to Success

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Many organizations want to improve their safety culture in order to reduce injury rates, save money, and increase productivity. But how does a company begin to foster a culture of safety? The following are a just few key areas that go a long way toward establishing a positive safety culture in an organization:

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Awards Program Recognizes Indiana Safety Standouts

In announcing the winners of this year’s Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards, Indiana Labor Commissioner Rick Ruble observed, “There is no greater achievement as a business or organization than ensuring all employees go home safely at the end of the workday.”

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The War Against Complacency: Don’t Be Complacent About It

As injury rates decrease, complacency increases. In turn, complacency leads to human errors that cause injuries. It’s a paradox explained by Don Wilson, vice president of SafeStart Division of Electrolab Training Systems at his opening keynote presentation, The War Against Complacency: Proven Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Human Factor Errors, delivered recently during the BLR® Safety Summit in Austin, Texas.

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