OSH Award

Behaviour Based Safety

From 25 Nov 2017 9:00 am until 26 Nov 2017 5:00 pm
Posted by Irwan Pilus
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INTRODUCTION. Promoting safe behavior at work is a critical part of the management of health and safety, because behavior turns systems and procedures into reality. On thier own, good systems do not ensure successful health and safety management, as the level of success is determined by how organisation ”lives’ their systems. In order to promote safe behavior at work, we propose an initial two days training. The first day will cover structured program knowledge on behavior safety and second day will be devoted to actualizing this knowledge by examples and demonstration in the training room. AIM OF THE TRAINING. Behavioral programs have become popular in the safety domain, as there is evidence that a proportion of accidents are caused by unsafe behavior. Whilst a focus on changing unsafe behavior into safe behavior is appropriate, this should not deflect attention from also analyzing why people behave unsafely. This training cover the reasons for not focusing solely on changing individual behavior without considering necessary changes to how people are organised, managed, motivated, rewarded and thier physical work environment, tools and equipment can result in treating the symptom only, but without addressing the root causes of unsafe behavior. THE GOOD POINTS OF BEHAVIOR – BASED SAFETY 1. The focus is on the human side of safety 2. Safe and unsafe behaviors are defined 3. There is an organized process to encourge safe behaviours 4. Employee involvement is encourage and integrated in the process 5. Managment’s financial commitment suggests ther importance they attach to safety 6. BBS has shown itself capable of engendering commitment – with passion 7. BBS inherently involves the first level of supervision to a significant extent CONCLUSION It is of vital importance for the organisation management to play a strong proactive supportive role in the day by day running of the programs. As this could make or break the project in the longer term. This means senior management involvement should be as much as possible in each stage. Finally, it is inevitable that those implementing the program will meet resistance, obstacles and problems, especially during the early phases. It can apprear the they are going forwards two steps and one step backwards. However, these problems present learning opportunities that will help them continually improve thier safety efforts and reduce the company’s accident rates. PROGRAM KNOWLEDGE Day 1 (25 Nov 2017) -Introduction -Behavior Motification Theory -Antecedents trigger behavior -How consequences drive behavior -Impact of time frame, predictability and significance of consequences -It is the consequences for the individual that matter -Importance of continuing to provice reinforcement consequences -Key Elements of Health and Safety Observation -Feedback Programmes -Impelmentation -Observation and feedback process -Enablers and barriers to effective behavioral safety program -Effectiveness of Behavior Modification Techniques -Effectiveness of Behavior Safety Programmes IMPLEMENTATION Day 2 (26 Nov 2017) -Promoting Critical Health and Safety Behavior that support the HSMS -Designing a Health and Safety Behavior Modification -Intervention -Using behavior modification to promote management behaviors (an example) -Using behavior modification to promote risk control behavior (an example) -Integrating Behavior Modification with the HSMS -Behavior modification as a pat of the HSMS -Using behavior modification to support the HSMS -Integrated approach to identifying critical safety behaviors -Leadership style and behavior that enhance safety -How Do You Implement Behavior Based Safety? REGISTRATION FEES: RM 200 – MSOSH Members RM 400 – Non member


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