Behavior Based Safety programs have been shown to increase awareness of safety expectations, to contribute towards continuous improvement in safety performance and to lead to achieving the desired safety goals and targets.
A Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) is a process through which work groups can identify, measure and change their behaviors. It is a process that applies the principles of the Antecedent Behavior Consequence (ABC) behavior model. This assumes that all behaviors have one or more antecedents or activators or prompts which initiate the behavior and one or more consequences that either encourage or discourage repetition of the behavior.
BBSO is a significant step to establish a positive work culture where employers and employees care for one another, exercise teamwork, and take greater ownership of their actions and those of their colleagues.