Behavior Doesn’t Happen In A Vacuum - You Must Look At The Broader Work System

Predictive Solutions - ISHN Article - Behavior doesn’t happen in a vacuumPublication: ISHN
Issue: August 2015

During the late 1970s, Judy Komaki and her behavioral psychologist colleagues used their methodology in a food manufacturing facility to improve the safety performance by focusing on reinforcing safe behaviors (Komaki, Barwick, & Scott, 1978). This was the birth of behavior-based safety (BBS).

Fast forward nearly 40 years and many BBS processes are still in place and helping create engaged safety cultures. But through misuse and watered-down philosophy, there have been many myths surrounding the effectiveness of a 40-year-old methodology.

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