Manager’s Toolkit: Behavior-Based Safety

Although most safety programs and research center around safe work practices and engineering solutions to safety and health problems, those strategies are not likely to have the desired effect if you don’t also have an effective way to encourage employees to engage in safe behaviors every day on the job.

Behavior-based safety (BBS) programs can help provide that essential element. But in order for these programs to be effective, your supervisors must understand what influences employee behavior and how they can change employee behavior to promote workplace safety and prevent accidents and illness on the job.

This kit includes BLR’s 7 Minute Safety Trainer, which can be used to educate both supervisors and employees on the principles of BBS and when it is best used. Also included are two toolbox talks to educate employees on how to develop a good safety attitude and how to take responsibility for safety.

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