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267 - Advanced Cultural and Behavioral Tactics - A ProAct Safety Workshop

December 10th, 2012 · Comments

Use the latest Behavior-Based Safety Technologies for spearheading safety process improvement, borrowing proven techniques from Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and experiences from over 1,500 successful implementations.

Create a customized plan to assess and improve site and/or organizational safety culture. Common myths about safety culture will be dispelled and a good working definition will be developed to empower understanding and customization. Assessment methodologies will be discussed and compared and each participant will see how to best determine the cultural strengths and improvement opportunities.

Based on the assessment findings, plans will be formulated to find the most practical and effective strategies to build on cultural strengths and address weaknesses. Opportunities will be investigated to utilize other site improvement initiatives to aid in the cultural improvement plans. All plans will conclude with measurement strategies to ensure long-term change viability and early identification of problems.

For more information contact ProAct Safety at 936.273.8700 or info (at) ProActSafety.com

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety

www.ProActSafety.com

www.SafetyCultureExcellence.com

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Tags: Behavior Based Safety · Safety Management · Safety Measurement · Organizational Safety Culture · Safety Culture Excellence Conference · Lean Behavior-Based Safety · Videos · Safety Culture/BBS Workshops · Safety Culture Assessment · Behavioral Quality · Behavior-Based Quality · Behavior-Based Safety Software · Behaviour-Based Safety · Safety Culture and Performance Excellence Strategy · Safety Culture Excellence · Behavior Science · Leading Indicators for Safety

265 - Lean Behavior-Based Safety Certification - A ProAct Safety Workshop

November 26th, 2012 · Comments

ProAct Safety® has successfully certified over one thousand Internal Consultants across every major industry. The Lean BBS® Internal Consultant Certification Workshop is designed for organizations that desire to internalize and sustain their own approach to Behavior-Based Safety (BBS).

This intensive, highly interactive workshop will fully qualify attendees to return to their organizations and design a customized plan to strategically implement or improve an existing Behavior-Based Safety process. This approach is ideal for companies who want to maximize their own ability to implement the most effective and efficient approach to BBS, regardless of challenging industry or logistics; or who want to ensure a proven approach to find new sustainable results while minimizing outside costs.

Creating Internal Capabilities

This workshop will train participants to utilize ProAct Safety®'s proven Lean BBS® methodologies for facilitating an implementation. Most importantly, it will prepare the attendees to anticipate and address the issues that can challenge the success to Behavior-Based Safety approaches. Participants will be able to identify opportunities to minimize the perception of change, achieve the quickest success possible, and ensure long-term process sustainability.

This approach is not a train-the-trainer course, nor is it intended to teach individuals to simply deliver training on Behavior-Based Safety. Every site will have its own unique challenges and cultures. To allow the internal consultants the most opportunities for success, it is extremely important they understand and internalize the strategies to identify the site-specific variables that have become, or could become, problematic barriers.

Lean BBS® utilizes aspects of performance and quality systems to drastically reduce the typical internal resource requirements of a Behavior-Based Safety process. Lean Behavior-Based Safety® focuses on leveraged use of resources resulting in quicker and more sustainable results in a shorter time, with less disruption to operations, and less resistance from workers and unions.

Unfortunately, it is common to see the results from many traditional Behavioral Safety processes plateau after the first two to three years of operation. At that point, the process can become routine and lose the original result-based orientation. The successes that motivated the process early-on disappear and the entire process tends to slowly lose momentum. Successful Behavior-Based Safety processes do not typically fade away, but can be much less effective than they are capable of being. This is the perfect time for BBS process improvement.

For more information contact ProAct Safety at 936.273.8700 or info (at) ProActSafety.com

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety

www.ProActSafety.com

www.SafetyCultureExcellence.com

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Tags: Behavior Based Safety · Safety Observations · Lean Behavior-Based Safety · Videos · Behavior-Based Quality · Unions and Behavior-Based Safety · Behavior-Based Safety Software · Behaviour-Based Safety · Safety Culture and Performance Excellence Strategy

251 - Behavior-Based Safety: Use the Data or Don’t Bother

August 20th, 2012 · Comments

Greetings, this podcast recorded while in Topeka, KS. For the podcast this week I’d like to share an article I wrote that was published in June 2012 in my column in BIC Magazine. It was titled, Behavior-Based Safety: Use the Data or Don’t Bother. The published article can either be found at www.BICAlliance.com or under Insights at www.ProActSafety.com.

I hope you enjoy the podcast this week. If you would like to download or play on demand our other podcasts, please visit the ProAct Safety’s podcast website at: http://www.safetycultureexcellence.com. If you would like access to archived podcasts (older than 90 days – dating back to January 2008) please visit www.ProActSafety.com/Store.

Have a great week!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc

Tags: Behavior Based Safety · Safety Measurement · Safety Observations · Articles · Lean Behavior-Based Safety · Behavioral Quality · Behavior-Based Quality · Behavior-Based Safety Software · Behaviour-Based Safety

240 - Probability Video

June 3rd, 2012 · Comments

Greetings all! Probability is a factor that masks risks from many workers. This video explains how low-probability risks look ok when they are really not. It does so without criticizing workers for not seeing these hard-to-understand risks and the importance of avoiding them. ProAct Safety provides more strategies in the area of safety culture and safety excellence in the public domain than any other firm, organization or association. For access to increased, advanced value in the form of videos, podcasts, public workshops and seminars, please visit www.ProActSafety.com/Store

You can either watch the video here at www.SafetyCultureExcellence.com or you can watch it below from YouTube.

I hope you enjoy and have a great week!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc.

Tags: Behavior Based Safety · Safety Management · Safety Measurement · Safety Observations · Organizational Safety Culture · Performance Management · Lean Behavior-Based Safety · Videos · Off The Job Safety · Leading Safety · Behavior-Based Quality · Behavior-Based Safety Software · Behaviour-Based Safety · Accident Causation

236 - Behavior-Based Safety: A Streamlined Cost-Conscious Approach That Brings Results

May 7th, 2012 · Comments

Greetings, this podcast recorded while in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For the podcast this week I’d like to share an article I wrote that was published in February 2012 in my column in BIC Magazine. It was titled, “Behavior-Based Safety A Streamlined Cost-Conscious Approach That Brings Results”. The published article can either be found at www.BLR.com or under Insights at www.ProActSafety.com.

I hope you enjoy the podcast this week. If you would like to download or play on demand our other podcasts, please visit the ProAct Safety’s podcast website at: http://www.safetycultureexcellence.com. If you would like access to archived podcasts (older than 90 days – dating back to January 2008) please visit www.ProActSafety.com/Store.

Have a great week!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc

Tags: Behavior Based Safety · Safety Management · Safety Measurement · Safety Observations · Performance Management · Change Management · Articles · Lean Behavior-Based Safety · Behavior-Based Quality · Behaviour-Based Safety

219 - 11th Annual Behavior-Based Safety Conference Video - April 2012

February 6th, 2012 · Comments

Greetings everyone! I’m excited to announce the release of our video promoting our upcoming 11th Annual Behavior-Based Safety Conference in Houston, Texas this April 2012. You can watch or download the video here or stream it from YouTube

Pre-Conference: April 16, 2012 General Conference: April 17-18, 2012 Post-Conference: April 19, 2012

For the brochure, detailed agenda or to signup, please visit:

www.BBSConference.com

I hope to see you there. Have a great week!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc.

Tags: Behavior Based Safety · Safety Measurement · Safety Observations · Employee Involvement · Organizational Safety Culture · Safety Training · Performance Management · Lean Behavior-Based Safety · Safety Culture/BBS Workshops · Behavior-Based Quality · Unions and Behavior-Based Safety · Behavior-Based Safety Software · Safety Conference · Behaviour-Based Safety · Public Events

218 - ProAct Safety’s 11th Annual Behavior-Based Safety Conference Details

January 30th, 2012 · Comments

Greetings all! I’m excited announce the agenda for this year’s Behavior-Based Safety Conference. The ProAct Safety’s 11th Annual Conference is scheduled for 17-18 April 2012. There are pre-conference events on 16 April and post-conference session on the 19th. If you would like more information on the event or would like to register, please visit: http://proactsafety.com/events/annual-conference

I hope to see you there!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc.

Tags: Behavior Based Safety · Safety Culture Excellence Conference · Lean Behavior-Based Safety · Safety Culture/BBS Workshops · Behavior-Based Quality · Unions and Behavior-Based Safety · Behavior-Based Safety Software · Safety Conference · Behaviour-Based Safety · Public Events

185 - On Behaviors: Causation, or Prevention?

June 13th, 2011 · Comments

In 1990 there were certain beliefs and practices that were viewed as state of the art and acceptable. I’m sure in 2030 we will look back at 2011 and challenge much of what is said today on the topic of behavioral approaches. Here in lies the criticality of never accepting a one-size-fits-all methodology to injury prevention and remaining continuously searching for a better approach. No one has the silver bullet, yet we all together can contribute to making this a safer world by striving for a better way to accomplish our goals through dialogue such as this.

My research and experience with hundreds of global projects in every major industry leads me to believe that the vast majority of incidents (injury, process, equipment damage, etc.) have a conditional, behavioral, organizational, and cultural contributing factor. Now the question is, contributing factor to prevention, or causation? The latter leads people to feel a greater sense of blame than the former. Blame isn’t beneficial for anyone other than those placing it. Moreover, it doesn't facilitate ownership in prevention.

It is my belief that behaviors can indeed prevent and cause an event to occur, they can also be the reason an event was avoided. We must look beyond the behavior and remind ourselves people do things for a reason. If we only address the behavior, without addressing the reason, the sustainability of our intervention strategies will be limited at best. Certainly focusing on behaviors in a vacuum might produce faster results, but is it fast or lasting improvement we want? A little of both would be ideal indeed. I prefer sustainable value-add.

What are your thoughts?

I hope you enjoy the podcast this week. If you would like to download or play on demand our other podcasts, please visit ProAct Safety’s podcast website at: http://www.safetycultureexcellence.com

Have a great week!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc.

Tags: Behavior Based Safety · Safety Management · Safety Measurement · Lean Behavior-Based Safety · Behavioral Quality · Behavior-Based Quality · Unions and Behavior-Based Safety · Behavior-Based Safety Software · Behaviour-Based Safety

On Behaviors: Causation, or Prevention?

May 27th, 2011 · Comments

In 1990 there were certain beliefs and practices that were viewed as state of the art and acceptable. I’m sure in 2030 we will look back at 2011 and challenge much of what is said today on the topic of behavioral approaches. Here in lies the criticality of never accepting a one-size-fits-all methodology to injury prevention and remaining continuously searching for a better approach. No one has the silver bullet, yet we all together can contribute to making this a safer world by striving for a better way to accomplish our goals through dialogue such as this.

My research and experience with hundreds of global projects in every major industry leads me to believe that the vast majority of incidents (injury, process, equipment damage, etc.) have a conditional, behavioral, organizational, and cultural contributing factor. Now the question is, contributing factor to prevention, or causation? The latter leads people to feel a greater sense of blame than the former. Blame isn’t beneficial for anyone other than those placing it. Moreover, it doesn't facilitate ownership in prevention.

It is my belief that behaviors can indeed prevent and cause an event to occur, they can also be the reason an event was avoided. We must look beyond the behavior and remind ourselves people do things for a reason. If we only address the behavior, without addressing the reason, the sustainability of our intervention strategies will be limited at best. Certainly focusing on behaviors in a vacuum might produce faster results, but is it fast or lasting improvement we want? A little of both would be ideal indeed. I prefer sustainable value-add.

What are your thoughts?

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc.

www.ProActSafety.com

Tags: Behavior Based Safety · Organizational Safety Culture · Performance Management · Change Management · Lean Behavior-Based Safety · Leading Safety · Behavioral Quality · Behavior-Based Quality · Unions and Behavior-Based Safety · Behavior-Based Safety Software · Behaviour-Based Safety · Blog Posts