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Safe By Accident? Leadership Practices that Build a Sustainable Safety Culture

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Author: Judy Agnew and Aubrey Daniels
 

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Publish Date 2010, Performance Management Publications
Hardcover, 168 pages

Has your incident rate plateaued and you are at a loss as to how to improve your company’s safety record. Is your incentive program not giving you the results you had hoped for? The typical proactive measures for safety include training classes completed, safety meetings held, safety meetings held, and audits conducted. The authors’ experiences are that, unfortunately, these activities do not get to the critical questions: (1) Is the workplace as free of hazards as it can be? and (2) Are people doing things in a way that will prevent accidents for injury to themselves and others?

If you are looking to transition to a behavior-based program the authors’ approach to analyzing problems and providing succinct, specific b-b solutions can help lead you there. Based on scientific study and the authors’ work with many companies, they explain what doesn’t work and what to do instead, that they have found to work. Incentives, punishment, training, signage, are just a few important topics that are explored.

The measures we use paint us into a corner. If you observe what most supervisors do daily around safety you will see that they look for and correct at-risk behavior. Managers and supervisors who have not been trained in BBS rarely look for and positively reinforce safe behaviors. Unfortunately they often equate incentives with positive reinforcement.

The authors offer analysis and recommendations on these and other important behaviors to advance the belief that, “The mission of safety in any organization should be to assist the organization in doing what it does while doing it safely.”

ISBN # 978-0-937100-18-9

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