Behavior Based Safety (BBS)

Updated: May 26


In this post, we are going to know about Behavior Based Safety.


What Is Behavior Based Safety (BBS)?


BBS is a method of avoiding human error and improving workplace safety by observing and analyzing employees’ behavior while they work.


What Are The Benefits Of BBS?


- Shared vision of a “zero accident” culture;

- Significant reduction in accidents;

- Engagement by employees and teamwork;

- Positive reinforcement

How to implement a Behavior Based Safety (BBS) program?


1) Observation - Need Observer who must have well trained & experience so that How employees perform their tasks on a daily basis he can observed.


2) Checklist- A checklist form can help to focuse on employees’ actions, approaches and attitudes


This checklist could include employee actions and decisions related to ergonomics, personal protective equipment (PPE), tools and equipment, work area, procedures, etc.


3) Feedback - Feedback should be given during and/or after the observation. Praising good behavior encourages people to continue to use these practices.


4) Targets - Some targets that can be applied to your program include reducing potentially accident-causing incidents or getting 100% of employees to use their personal protective equipment (PPE) correctly.


What Is ABC Model?


A - Antecedent = Training, Procedures, Manual Instructions.

Ex:- Phone ringing while driving


B- Behavior = Habit

Ex:- Answer the call


C- Consequence = Recognition, Rewards, Punishment, Reinforcement

Ex:- Accident due to distraction

I hope, you understand Behavior Based Safety.


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