Behaviour based safety is now being discussed all over the world. It is spreading like a virus. It is being interpreted differently. Can any one come out with the usefulness of it in accident prevention work please ?

From India, Kollam
Safety Consultant
Raghuvaran Chakkaravarthy
Environmental, Health And Safety
Kesava Pillai
Occupational Safety & Health
Hansa Vyas
A Good Learner Always

There is a fish-bone model or ABC model in which we can forcus the problem & can find out its causes by brain storming & talking to employees & contract work force. Then among all the causes we got, we can focus on root causes & can focus on it eliminate it.
For eg: in given slide we can find the reasons why people dont follow safety.
now we can focus on main reasons or root causes & eliminate them.
Hansa vyas

From India, Udaipur

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hello all, i hv come across some more about BBS so thought to share with u all, Regards, Hansa Vyas
From India, Udaipur

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@ Hansa Vyas

Really good post... Was usefull one...What can I do at the end is really good...

Let us have some discussion based on your posting:

1. A sentence from the file "For example, while welding, an employee must bend at the waist to reach the work area. There is no mechanism available to allow him to reach it from a different angle. As a result, the employee experiences back pain while performing his duties. He had no control over the location of the work and was unable to modify the duty to protect his back. This would be considered an unsafe condition."

How it can be unsafe condition? Why mechanisam is not available? We can provide working platform wherever we wish in this engineering world whatever may be the circumstances, if the will of doing is there. My understanding is this. Please come forward with your view.

2. Bring out some examples of Unsafe Conditions?

3. "The key is to follow the “KISS” principle.". Is that KISS means Keep it Simple & Stupid?

4. Not related to your posting:

A person is driving a Car. Suddenly it's break get fail and leading to accidnet. This we can categories as Unsafe Act or Unsafe Condition?

I beleive that the things we discuss will keep in our mind than the things which keeps in mind after reading a lot.... So encourage discussions... Come up with small small doubts in your mind which can lead to a good discussion...

@ Kesav Pillai: Please comment on this from your side also sir.

With regards,

Dipil Kumar V

From India
Dear Dipil,
There is a safe way for every job.
The welding job you mentioned is imaginary. If a reasonably safe posture can not be adopted then it is essential to have a JSA initiated. The JSA team has to come out with safe solution and not to allow an unsafe posture for the welder and subsequent LBP.
Analyze the root cause for the brake failure of a vehicle while driving. Continue to ask why, why, why, why, why at least five times. You may get the answer.
Unsafe conditions are created by some one ,some where, some time supported with excuses.
See the attached conditions.
Kesava Pillai

From India, Kollam

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@ Keshav Pillai
Dear Sir
Few comments on your post:
"The welding job you mentioned is imaginary". That means its not possible to provide working platfomr every where. I agree with you. So in this case as a precautionary action what we can do?
In my opinion solution for this problem is :
1. Providing platform wherever possible.
2. If not, we have to reduce the working hours then. We can't put one peron knowingly into trouble na.
With regards,
Dipil Kumar V

From India
The better way of analyzing any accident in my experience would be as follows:-
1) What the injured person was doing at the time of accident
2) What the other person / co-worker was doing at the time of accident
3) What could have done / caused to reduce the severity of accident?
You may get the answer for the cause!
For any question you have four “W” and One “H”
1) What
2) Where
3) When
4) Why
5) How
Babu Alexander

From India, Madras
subject:- oil& gas related safety topic dear frz i am a new m, pls help me give some oil & gas related topic ,what is the different between construction site & oil filed
From Saudi Arabia
The Best available book on ‘BEHAVIOUR-BASED SAFETY PROCESS’ Managing Involvement for an Injury –Free Culture is written by Thomas R. Krause, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Behavioural Science Technology, Inc., Ojai, California, USA.

I had the chance to undertake six months course/ study from the above institution.

The most important thing to understand about the Behaviour based approach is that this approach focuses on the sheer mass of at-risk behaviours at the facility. The at-risk behaviours in question are the work practices of the facility which are necessarily interwoven with management systems, including safety systems. The statement emphatically does not mean that the injury is the employee’s fault, nor does this statement contradict the diagnosis of quality improvement personnel that 85 percent of the problems with quality are due to poor management practices.

For example, a worker may be feeling pressured by the production schedule and at the same time perhaps he or she is preoccupied with a daughter’s illness. However if the worker gets hurt this time it is almost always because the worker does something at-risk in response to the situation, some action such as trying to clear jammed equipment without first turning it off, for instance. The work configuration may encourage or even require that this behaviour occur. In other words, production pressure, the work design, and family worries are important variables in the situation. By definition the variables are continually changing. The common thread running through almost all incidents is the observable at-risk behaviour of reaching into moving equipment. This behaviour is a critical behaviour-so-called because it is a behaviour that makes a critical difference in whether or not a worker gets injured while using the equipment in question.

Babu Alexander

Mobile N0.9940689880

From India, Madras
Dear Babu Alexander,
Apperciate your intrest to participate on our citehr EHS thread. Keep on watching put some input and advice to our member.
Dear KVP,hansa,dipil,

Thanks for your inputs. First time i seen this thread now i am by mobile i coud not download will get us soon.
keep up the good work.

From United States, Fpo

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