System-Focused Behavior-Based Safety: Why It Works

Behavior-Based Safety can be a powerful mechanism to deliver better safety performance. However, to be successful, it must include principles and attributes such as:
  • Improving the systems that run the organization
  • Being science-based and field-validated
  • Adapting to the organization’s unique culture and needs
  • Reducing exposures
  • Delivering sustainable results
In this white paper, we discuss how research has proven that system-focused Behavior-Based Safety is successful if actively championed by leadership, appropriately resourced, and sustained by management. We also point out the factors that could impede the success of this safety program.