Behavior Based Safety - BBS

A large number of accidents derives from our daily activities, from actions that we have integrated into our lifestyle.

For example, when we drive, when we travel with airplane, when we go on holidays or on a business trip, when we lift a heavy object, when we go up the stairs, it is possible that we have or cause an accident.

The list is endless. At least 80% of accidents result from unsafe behavior. Accidents are often the result of an at-risk behavior.

We know that behind an at-risk behavior that resulted to an accident, there are multiple at-risk behaviors, which only by luck had no consequences. Accident prevention requires proper understanding of the reasons that led to an at-risk behavior.


What is behavior?

  • Any directly measurable activity that a person takes, including speaking, acting and performing physical functions.
  • Human behavior is both:  Observable & Measurable
  • Therefore Behavior can be managed

What is BBS?

1.   1. BBS is a systematic approach for engaging, motivating, assisting, reinforcing  and sustaining safe behaviors

  •  Now we focus on our people, we observe, help, analyze and take corrective actions on unsafe behaviors and encourage, reinforce safe behaviors.
  • We talk about safety  by using proper communication tools
  • We develop safe behavior culture

We seek:

  •  To engage the safe behavior in our lifestyle
  • To achieve 100%  safety behaviors

2.   2. BBS is a Leading Indicator of Safety Performance

  • BBS is a Leading Indicator related to proactive action strategies,  in order to prevent harm through recognition of early signals in working environment
  • BBS is an observation and feedback process. A no name/no blame team works by helping each other to work safely.

Why implement BBS?

  • Acts proactively
  • Promotes safety awareness
  • Promotes active participation of employees
  • Develops  workplace safety
  • Is proven effective
  • Has measurable results

Benefits of BBS;

  • Promotes coaching, education and teamwork
  • Develops safety behaviors
  • Facilitates better understanding of the consequences of at-risk behaviors
  • Improves communication with workers and management on safety issues
  • Continuously  improves the Safety culture
  • Promotes employee accountability regarding Health and Safety

Benefits for the organization

  • Improvement of employees’ skills and performance
  • Injury reduction
  • Establishment of employee ownership and  accountability in safe behaviors
  • Improvement of public image
  • Return on  investment
  • Production increase