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.
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People, People, People . . .
Created: Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:08
Published: Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:08
By Randy Logsdon
Sometimes it pays to reflect on how well our safety systems align with the fundamentals of safety – fundamentals being those basic concepts that lead to the prevention of injuries, property damage, and unplanned interruption. The old wisdom told us to focus on Engineering, Education and Enforcement (the 3 E’s). The infusion of behavioral psychology into safety philosophy brought us three similar and interrelated concepts – Person, Behavior and Environment.
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