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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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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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 […]

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