Taking Stock of Behavior-Based Safety: What's Next?

Love it or hate it, behavior-based safety (BBS) has become an entrenched part of the EHS landscape. Still, some safety professionals point out that what many people think of as behavior-based safety is broken or doesn’t work. These are the processes that are isolated from other safety systems, done under duress, exclude key players like managers or supervisors, overreach realistic objectives, or are used simply to dump responsibility or blame for safety onto employees.

So why does behavior-based safety have this reputation and still remain fairly popular? And what do successful BBS users know and what do those on the fence need to know? What is the problem with this technology that causes such polarization?

This session discusses what we’ve learned from 30 years and literally thousands of implementations.  Attendees will learn:

Learning Objectives

  • The shortcomings of behavior-based safety
  • What has happened to undermine BBS — and why
  • Why behavior-based safety is still a viable approach
  • How we need to think about BBS in the future in order to drive real improvement (and avoid the pitfalls)


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0.2 CEUs


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