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The Behavior-Based Safety Process: Managing Involvement for an Injury-Free Culture Hardcover – October, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0442022471 ISBN-10: 0442022476 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold; 2nd edition (October 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0442022476
  • ISBN-13: 978-0442022471
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,326,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Behavior-Based Safety Process Since the behavior-based approach to accident prevention was launched in 1980 by the author and his associates, safety performance is increasingly prominent on the agendas of many companies. Several powerful factors contribute to this trend. The widespread reorganization of personnel into work-groups that are leaner and more self-directed, the increasing importance of international competition, the growing awareness of critical environmental issues?these and related factors highlight the value of any mechanism that promotes continuous improvement in safety performance. Detailing a step-by-step approach to just such a mechanism for continuous improvement, The Behavior-Based Safety Process is a path-breaking guide that represents an important resource for anyone concerned with performance related issues in the workplace. As the title indicates, the focus is on process versus programs. The reason is simple: off-the-shelf safety imposed from the top down does not meet the safety needs of most organizations. This fact has been abundantly demonstrated in facility after facility throughout the 1970s and 1980s. In genuinely meeting the need for continuous improvement in safety performance, the behavior-based approach presents many parallels with the quality improvement process. Both of these approaches use scientific methods to identify, measure, and provide feedback on upstream factors of excellence. In the case of the behavior-based approach to safety, these upstream factors are critical behaviors that are the leading indicators of safety performance in the organization, targeting areas of concern in advance of even first-aid incidents. For an in-depth treatment of how to integrate behavioral and statistical methodologies, see the author?s companion volume from Van Nostrand Reinhold: Employee-Driven Systems for Safe Behavior. In addition to presenting these parallels with quality. The Behavior-Based Safety Process also provides powerful techniques aimed at implementation issues: organizational development, trainer-training, and employee involvement. The author and his associates developed these techniques over a decade of consultation with a variety of industries, working closely in that time with such safety leaders as Monsanto, Shell Chemical Company, ARCO Chemical, ALCOA, Rohm and Haas, Scott Paper Company, Georgia Gulf Corporation, The Pillsbury Company, and Chevron U.S.A. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By John Austin on April 26, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I use the book for my course in Behavioral safety at Western Michigan University, and I recommend it. Strengths: broad coverage of issues invoved in BBS; examples of it practice; some coverage of scientific principles behind the techniques. Weaknesses: It could be organized to make it more user-friendly; written at a rather advanced level; not a very good "how-to" book (T. McSween's "The Values-Based Safety Process" book is better at "how to" - I also use that one.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jean A. Westphal on April 8, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is a must book to anyone that is frustrated with injury rates. Once I picked the book up I couldn't put it down. It not only explains things well but gives examples, charts and figures to refer back to. I can't wait to get the new program going at work.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicola Bottura on August 25, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is a very good investment! I'm using this book for my course of safety management and it's giving to me a lot of new ideas and examples.
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