Behavior-based safety 2022: today’s evidence

It’s fair to say I haven’t posted a lot of behavioural/BBS research (yeah…“I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise” to quote Fight Club). This is …Behavior-based safety 2022: today’s evidence

“Near-Miss Reporting” – Behavioral Safety Minute – Aubrey Daniels International

While world class safety cultures have thriving near-miss reporting processes, many other organizations struggle with systems that don’t work effectively or inadvertently do more harm than good. ADI senior vice president, David Uhl, explains the real intent of near-miss reporting and the role senior leaders must play to strengthen this process. For a closer look … Continue reading “Near-Miss Reporting” – Behavioral Safety Minute – Aubrey Daniels International


A truly interesting post by Phil La Duke on Behavioral Based Safety.


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By Phil La Duke


Last week I posted yet another criticism of Behavior Based Safety (BBS) and it drew the following comment

“Good morning Phil I hope all is well. The argument for and against Behavior-Based Safety is as old as the first implemented methodologies, yet it still persists in many different beneficial and strange forms. Some refer to incentive schemes as BBS, others just a psychology-based approach as BBS and others watch a video, read an article and attempt to make it work with widely ranging results on culture and performance. I believe BBS to be a situationally-appropriate tool for a small aspect of safety. Moreover, it should be a tool focused on better understanding performance and the influences on it, than an awareness or accountability mechanism. The latter tends to cause some of the problems you write about and I have seen as well. Rather than perpetuating…

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