It’s imperative to prevent workplace accidents that may put your workers’ life at risk. The majority of the time, accidents are caused by unsafe behaviors or decisions. Employees will be exposed to risks if they act in a way that puts them in danger or if they lack the motivation to follow safe practices.
While employers implement engineering, administrative, and PPE controls to safeguard workers from hazards, it’s also critical to encourage safe practices and a secure environment.
Tips to promote Safe Behavior
- Employees should be involved in identifying and eliminating hazards. This involves involving people in the development of job hazard analyses (JHAs), which ought to include essential safe behaviors as well as hazards into account.
- Perform thorough walk-through audits of your work area and, if possible, the entire facility to ensure compliance with regulations and industry standards.
- To promote safe behaviors, regularly perform safety observations. This can involve supervisory observations or, in the ideal scenario, peer-to-peer safety observations following staff training on how to carry them out.
- Employees who do jobs safely and display appropriate behavior should be recognized.
- Make sure training is conducted to develop an awareness of “critical behaviors” for each task, and that it is performed in frequent times. Any significant changes to any job task should be followed right away by training. Refresher trainings should be given during employee meetings to ensure that all staff members receive the same instruction.
- Make that the proper controls are set up and working. It’s crucial to perform routine maintenance and inspection.
- Investigate the causes of each incident and near-miss, share your findings, and make any necessary improvements. In order to prevent workers from being drawn to disregard the rules and perform unsafely, examine any safety procedure that is challenging to follow and make any necessary modifications.
When implemented properly, “Behavior Based Safety” (BBS) can produce beneficial outcomes. Everyone must agree on the safe behaviors for hazards present in order for the BBS strategy to be successful.
Importance of Job Hazard Analysis
With a procedure like Job hazard analysis (JHAs), it is possible to ensure that everyone is fully aware of the risks and appropriate controls for each task. JHAs offer a brief summary of the crucial actions that must be taken to ensure safe performance. They describe the relevant risks associated with particular occupational duties as well as the crucial behaviors needed to mitigate those risks. Creating JHAs is the first stage towards a successful BBS strategy. A true safety culture can be created when outstanding training and observations are combined.
A Hazard Assessment Form can help in assessing the duties, risks, and required controls. When using the form, look for any unsafe situations, speak with and observe staff to determine what critical behaviors are required to prevent an accident, as well as any circumstances that lead staff to make unsafe decisions (for example, locking out a piece of equipment is necessary but necessary supplies are not available in the area).
As you consider how to maintain your workplace secure, you might also want to consider additional methods to make it simpler, stronger, and safer. For a consultation with one of our behavior based safety experts about how to make your workplace safe & promote safety culture, get in touch with NIST Global right away.
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