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274 - A.W.A.R.E.: Five Steps To A Successful Safety Observation

January 28th, 2013 · Comments

Greetings everyone, this podcast recorded while in Memphis, TN. I’d like to share an article I wrote that was published November 2012 in my column BIC Magazine. It was titled, A.W.A.R.E. – Five Steps To A Successful Safety Observation. 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 Observations · Performance Management · Articles · Lean Behavior-Based Safety · Behavioral Quality · Unions and Behavior-Based Safety · Behavior-Based Safety Software · Behaviour-Based Safety · Behavior Science

273 - Developing A Custom Perception Survey - A ProAct Safety Workshop

January 21st, 2013 · Comments

The fact that perceptions affect safety cultures is undeniable, yet the best intending organizations often pay little attention to perceptions and the conditioning affect they have on new employees or the company. Whether accurate or not, perceptions become culturally-norming beliefs. When these common beliefs are combined with unclear values, potentially negative attitudes, and hypercompetitive priorities, a dangerous mixture of influences is placed on individuals attempting to solve problems in day-to-day operations. The need to understand perceptions and what drives them is critical.

Many organizations measure perceptions, but few effectively manage them. There are two types of perceptions: accurate and inaccurate. Which ones are you responding to? Perceptions are influenced by multiple sources, both internal and external. Unmanaged perceptions negatively affect safety communication. Even worse, they have been identified as contributing factors in multiple catastrophic incidents.

Culture is made up of common practices, attitudes, and perceptions of risks that influence behavioral choices at work and away from work. Culture is also influenced by management, leadership, supervision, workplace conditions, and logistics. Measuring a culture involves a complex metric of perceptions, workplace realities, past accident history, and inter-connectivity of the people.

Perceptions are an important consideration when determining methods to improve safety or other aspects of performance. Perceptions affect behaviors, and they should be measured to determine a starting place for cultural modification efforts. Perception surveys can help identify areas for improvement and can serve as a baseline for measuring the effectiveness of improvement efforts.

The workshop focuses on how to measure, understand, and manage the perceptions that either facilitate or impede achieving and sustaining safety excellence. Attendees will be provided with extensive examples of perception survey report templates and detailed examples of different reporting styles.

During this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Build Support
  • Define the scope
  • Determine the goals
  • Define the users and audience
  • Define terminology
  • Determine categories and appropriate statement
  • Tools to analyze and categorize findings
  • How to administer electronically and manually
  • How to maintain trust in the survey process and hidden pitfalls to avoid
  • Categorize the results by focusing on internally-implementable action plans

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


Tags: Safety Observations · Employee Involvement · Organizational Safety Culture · Change Management · Videos · Safety Perception Surveys · Safety Culture Assessment · Public Events · Safety Culture Excellence · Leading Indicators for Safety

268 - The Primary Tool of Organizational Excellence

December 17th, 2012 · Comments

Greetings everyone, this podcast recorded while in Bethesda, MD. For the podcast this week I’d like to share an article written by Terry Mathis, published in September 2012 in the MN Department of Administration Risk Management Alert Newsletter. It was titled, The Primary Tool of Organizational Excellence. The published article can 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 contact us at podcast @ ProActSafety.com.

Have a great week!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc

Tags: Safety Management · Safety Observations · Organizational Safety Culture · Performance Management · Change Management · Articles · Leading Safety · Supervisor Safety Coaching

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


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

165 - Behavior-Based Safety: The Piece Forgotten

January 24th, 2011 · Comments

Greetings, this podcast recorded while working in Pineville, Louisiana. For the podcast this week I’d like to share an article I wrote titled “Behavior-Based Safety: The Piece Forgotten” published October 2010 in BIC Magazine. The 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

Have a great week!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc

Tags: Behavior Based Safety · Safety Management · Safety Observations · Articles · Lean Behavior-Based Safety · Behaviour-Based Safety

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