Behavior-Based Safety (BBS)

27-06-2023 Back

The Benefits and Concepts of Behavior-Based Safety

                 Management responsible for environmental, health, and safety (EHS) is always looking for ways to mitigate risk, prevent hazards, and improve the safety culture of their organization. It is possible to achieve these goals through behavior-based safety (BBS).

                By observing and analyzing employees' behavior while they work, BBS aims to reduce human error and improve workplace safety. Let's look at some key BBS concepts, along with steps EHS professionals and managers can take to apply them to their organizations.

               In order to dispel a common misconception about BBS, we must first emphasize one thing: Behavior-based safety is not about blaming the employee for safety incidents. Providing corrective feedback when risky behavior is observed is the key to positively reinforcing safe behaviors.