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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

182 – The Contributing Factors of Behavior-Based Safety Failures

May 23rd, 2011 · Comments

Greetings, this podcast recorded while working in Jacksonville, Florida. For the podcast this week I’d like to share an article I wrote that was published in the March 2011 edition of EHS Today Magazine. It was titled “The Contributing Factors of Behavior-Based Safety Failures”. The published article can either be found at www.EHSToday.com or http://www.proactsafety.com/insights/articles-and-white-papers.

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 · Change Management · Articles · Lean Behavior-Based Safety · Unions and Behavior-Based Safety · Behaviour-Based Safety

163 - Behavior-Based Safety: The Piece Forgotten

January 10th, 2011 · Comments

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

Have a great week!

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc.

Tags: Behavior Based Safety · Lean Behavior-Based Safety · Unions and Behavior-Based Safety · Behaviour-Based Safety