You've made a great decision for your workforce you're implementing a behavior-based safety process. Maybe you've even adopted Values-Based Safety® by Quality Safety Edge, or "rolled your own" by combining the best things you've heard at the Behavioral Safety Now conference. There is good reason to expect success! Done correctly, the approach of actively-involved employees looking out for other employees' safety is a winner.
Both management and labor benefit from behavior based safety! It's truly a "Win" for both parties. Management lowers its liability cost along with its OSHA incidence rate. The workforce gets a positive safety process based on reinforcement and non-judgmental (anonymous) feedback. It's all about employees looking after other employees by watching them do their job and then talking to them about the good things they saw but also the things that exposed the worker to risk.
Behavior-based safety represents an investment of time and money in hopes of lowering incident rates. It’s possible to expend all those resources, and have nothing to show for it! One of the first things you should do or already have done is put together a blue-ribbon Safety Steering Committee representing all areas of the plant. Their time and effort is valuable you don’t want to waste their precious time! That's the voluntary and caring involvement you want to foster through your safety culture. But we can show you how to leverage your investment in a good data-driven behavioral process:
But you and your Committee can drown in data if you’re not careful. You need a good database, and an easy way to input and retrieve meaningful behavioral charts and reports that are the keys to the success of the process. Data makes all the difference between a successful, employee-driven safety initiative and just another expensive safety program that doesn’t produce a safer work environment. But your Safety Steering Committee needs to be able to use all that data to accomplish its objectives.
We’ll show you how!
We offer charts and reports grouped into two categories: process improvement tools and safety improvement tools. If you're familiar with Quality Safety Edge's methodology, that's just one example of how we're aligned with the Values-Based Safety® approach.
Imagine a display of the behaviors of most concern (according to the observation data) rank ordered by number of concerns (that's a pareto diagram). Then if you clicked on one of those behaviors, you'd see how it is distributed across locations and find out if there are trouble spots. And if you clicked on one of those locations, you could see all the comments that were made about that behavior at that location, and get insight that will help you focus on root causes. That's our drilldown pareto chart, described by Dr. Terry McSween at the Behavioral Safety Now conference, and implemented in our SOPA® software.
Or percent participation (broken down by any of a dozen demographic factors so that you isolate trouble areas before an OSHA incident or close call), or number of observations, or the behavioral trend on the behaviors you've pinpointed. Or track action taken to correct a problem or barrier to safety. All that and more is there in the SOPA software!
Behavioral Safety Services (BSS) is a service bureau dedicated to collecting, storing, and reporting behavioral safety data. We offer access to the SOPA® software to do this for you in the most user-friendly way we know how, and we store your data on our secure servers. DON’T invest in a BBS process without understanding the role of data! Click here to get a copy of Dr. Stephens’ white paper “Simplify Safety Management With SOPA®” and to arrange for a demo of SOPA® today!