Behavior Based Safety Observations

Behavior Based Safety Observations help organizations keep safety “top-of-mind” by continuously reinforcing and training on safety protocols and best practices. Organizations are reaping the benefits with cost savings and a safer working environment.

We have identified some core challenges that our customers needed to overcome to ensure success, such as accessibility, perception, and time wasted chasing and nagging.

Our customers have reported a more than 50% time savings (including data capture and evaluation) and a more than 40% increase in participation and completion rates.

Making Better Continuous Improvement Data Available Via Digital Transformation

Juan is a process engineer with a decade of experience helping CPG manufacturers implement continuous improvement processes. In his latest role he found himself working at a small division of a large national food manufacturer that was just taking its first steps towards lean manufacturing and operational excellence.

Juan’s goal was to support the implementation of a lean manufacturing system into his new employer’s plant. To do that he needed data on production, productivity, and other general metrics and inputs required for OEE calculations.

For Juan to help, he needed data.

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6 critical success factors of Behavior-Based Safety Observation Programs (BBSO)

Before you being rolling out your Behavior-Based Safety Observation program, you should consider the following questions. Determining the answers to these questions will ensure a flawless rollout and save time and headaches down the road.

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Behavior-Based Safety: A Brief History

The almost century-long history of Behavior-based safety began with research conducted by Herbert William Heinrich in the early thirties. Mr.Heinrich worked for Traveler’s Insurance Company in the early thirties. He reported that roughly 90% of all accidents, injuries, and illnesses were the result of what he called “worker errors.”*

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Focus on the “Running”, not the “Slippery Floor”

Behavior Based Safety Observation programs (or BBSOs) have a 50 year track record of helping staff identify at-risk behavior and helping build safety-first work cultures. Many companies struggle with their BBSO programs due to poor employee adoption, tedious paper-based processes, and difficulty viewing trends in their data. Today we will highlight some best practices from a safety leader who has made their facility safer with BBSO.

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A Digital Do-Over: Transforming a Failing BBSO Program with Tech

Michael is the HSE manager working in a medium-sized factory in New Jersey. He works for a Fortune 100 company that manufactures consumer packaged goods. Michael and his team were looking for ways to enhance their site safety, and after hearing so much about the benefits of Behavior-Based Safety Observations, they decided to take the plunge. They implemented their own BBSO program, rolling out a paper-based system. They built observation cards, trained their staff, and then waited for all the impactful data and culture change promised by BBSO.

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Behavior-Based Safety Observations (BBSO) Ultimate Guide

Instructions, customer stories and best practices on setting up and
managing an effective BBSO program to help you avoid over 90% of
workplace incidents that result from at-risk behaviors.

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Behavior-Based Safety Observation Sample Questions

Safety Observation (BBSO) Sample Questions Andy Pritchard  |   April 21, 2022  |    5 min read What are Behavior-Based Safety Observations? Behavior-Based Safety Observations (BBSO) are an integral part of modern, proactive safety programs. The goal is to reduce the number of incidents by recognizing safe behavior and eliminating unsafe practices either through training or…

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Behavior-Based Safety Observation Ideas

Safety Observation (BBSO) ideas and questions to ask. Andy Pritchard  |   April 21, 2022  |    5 min read What are Behavior-Based Safety Observations? Behavior-Based Safety Observations (BBSO) are an integral part of modern, proactive safety programs. The goal is to reduce the number of incidents by recognizing safe behavior and eliminating unsafe practices either…

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Why digitize your paper-based operations?

Weever specializes in digitizing operational workflows. We work with organizations of all shapes and sizes who are frustrated with paper forms and spreadsheets. They want to save money, become more efficient, and spend their time more wisely.

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Behavior-Based Safety BBSO Score Card MS Word .doc Template

Your Ultimate Guide to Behavior-Based Safety Observations Download the BBSO Score Card Template Free, customizable MS Word file (.docx) sent to your inbox. What are Behavior-Based Safety Observations? Behavior-Based Safety Observations (BBSO) are an integral part of modern, proactive safety programs. The goal is to reduce the number of incidents by recognizing safe behavior and…

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