Behavior-Based Safety Training


A course designed to improve safety awareness to make safe behavior and workplace safety a part of your work culture

This onsite Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) seminar trains the techniques that lead to a reduction in accidents using both the OSHA standards and the strategies of behavior-based safety. BBS focuses on what people do, analyzes why they do it and then applies a research-supported intervention strategy to improve what people do. 

Workplace safety is a combination of three measurable components: the person, their environment and their behavior. Training that brings these three elements together is really the only way workplace accidents can be eliminated. This Behavior-Based Safety training session helps employees identify and choose a safe behavior over an unsafe one. 

This highly interactive course provides an immediate positive impact on your safety program. Participants learn to analyze behavior and its impact on individual safety, and reverse the effects of attitudes that contribute to accidents and injuries. Real-life situations, exercises, cases and interactive discussions help participants discover new behaviors to prevent the accidents in their areas of responsibility. This session is an essential part of achieving a successful BBS System.


Training Benefits

  • Understand the importance of OSHA as the engineering standard for workplace safety
  • Create a system for managing exposures derived from local accident data
  • Develop a safety culture that promotes and protects employees with joint ownership from every level of the organization
  • Design a behavioral checklist for coaching employees in accident avoidance
  • Implement design changes to the workplace to increase the ability of employees to perform their jobs safely



Overview of Concepts and Deliverables Provided

Participants will learn how to manage workplace hazards. To better support this concept, the course will be themed as a mountain ascent. This begins by embracing the OSHA standards as the theoretical base camp for the climb. To reach the summit, climbers must have the necessary equipment but also be interdependent upon each other to achieve a safe climb. The changing environment requires active analysis, leadership and route alterations. Behavior Based Safety advances strategic accident prevention by exposing the underlying causes and rewards to unsafe behaviors, coaching behavioral change in employees using an observation format, and advancing design changes to the workplace driven by supportive data.

Course Structure

Module 1:  Why we need OSHA (Base Camp)
Module 2:  Extracting data from accident reports (Why other climbs fail)
Module 3:  Developing a safety culture starting with the safety council (Planning the climb)
Module 4:  Designing the checklist and coaching behavioral change (Reducing the risk)
Module 5:  Workplace design changes (Celebrating the Summit)

Each Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) seminar is custom tailored to your industry and organization's safety issues. 

Topics Covered Include

Introduction to OSHA

  • Why OSHA/Historical Background
  • General Duty Clause
  • Standards
    • Hazard Communication (HazCom) and Chemical Safety
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Hearing Conservation
    • Electrical Safety
    • LOTO
    • Elevated Work
    • Excavation, Trenching & Shoring
    • Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
    • General Rules & Emergency Response
    • PPE
  • Standards for Performance
    • Hazard Assessment
    • Written Plan
    • Training

Barriers to Safety

  • Contributing Factors
    • Institutional
  • Facilities Design
  • Business Systems
    • Cultural
    • Equipment
    • Budgets and Production
    • Rewards and Recognition
    • Habits
    • Task Familiarization
    • Complacency
    • Accountability
    • Ownership

At Risk Behaviors

  • Accident Iceberg - At risk behaviors
    • JHA's
    • OSHA 300
    • Root Cause Analysis
  • Cause and Effect of the Accident
    • It's the consequences!
  • Negative or Positive
  • Attitudes/Behaviors
    • Which comes first?
    • Why do we do the things we do?

Accident Reduction

  • Educating the workforce
  • Creating Ownership at every level
  • Measuring accidents - Before the incident
  • Changing Attitudes
    • Change the Paradigm

Observation and Feedback - A Powerful Tool

  • The Auditing Tool

Design Changes

  • Implementation - Lights, Camera, Action


To receive more information about this training, call toll free at 877-385-5515.