Focus on Behavior to Manage Risk the Right Way
- Created: Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:15
- Published: Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:15
By Thomas E. Boyce, Ph.D.
I have been assisting a large aggregate company in the western United States to implement a Behavior-Based Safety Process. This project started after the plant GM and HR Manager heard me speak at an MSHA Spring Thaw event where the theme of my talk was, “the best way to change others’ behaviors is to change your own.” Indeed, when the principles of human behavior are understood, changing one’s behavior to have a positive impact on the behaviors of others becomes possible. And, behavior starts to appear much more orderly and even predictable.