How a BBS Process Can Drift Off-Track Over Time and How to Reboot  
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 01:00pm - 05:00pm

Tom Werner
Senior Consultant
Quality Safety Edge




JP Martinez
Senior International Consultant
Quality Safety Edge

Behavior-Based Safety processes are sophisticated initiatives with numerous key elements that include voluntary observations, observation checklists, one or more steering committees, observation data analysis, individual and group recognition for observers, safety action plans for improvement of safe behavior, and so forth. Typically, during initial start-up, a BBS process is carefully designed and implemented according to behavioral principles and local needs.

However, given the number and complexity of the key BBS elements, it is possible that, over time, these elements may drift away from their original design. This can lead to reduced participation and fewer observations, frustration among steering committee members, and a suboptimal effect on safe behavior.   

The purpose of this workshop is to describe common ways that BBS process can drift and why they happen, approaches for reinvigorating and rebooting a BBS process, and examples of BBS rebooting plans.

Participants will learn how to assess their BBS process to identify specific elements that may have drifted, how to determine if their BBS process needs a minor or major reboot, and how to design a BBS rebooting plan. 

Behavioral Safety Now Conference 2017

Location Hyatt Regency Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA