How to Improve Safety Behaviors Using Positive Consequences

Improve safety behaviors using positive consequences
Clyde, like me, responds best to positive consequences such as praise or recognition when he exhibits the behaviors I require of him.

Like many people, I recently adopted a dog. Actually, I adopted a puppy that I named Clyde from a local dog rescue. One of the positive consequences of the pandemic is that adoptions of rescue dogs are at an all-time high.

Clyde came home with me at 14 weeks, a bundle of energy and affection who turned out to be a mix every dog breed I never wanted rolled into one, and I say that with affection and love.

I’m a big advocate of training, both for dogs and for people. I’ll even take it a step further: I’m a big advocate of positive training, for dogs and for people. Clyde is rewarded when he does something he’s ask to do: sit, stay, give paw, come when called, … Read more...

Why Workplace Fairness is Critical to Building Safety Culture

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Many workplace leaders underline the importance of having a “safety culture”, but beyond the statements, policies and procedures, what are the key elements that make a workplace culture truly safe?

A prerequisite to creating a safety culture is to establish a culture of fairness characterized by respect and dignity for each workplace participant. This is because a culture of safety requires that employees believe they will be treated fairly and are safe to speak up about mistakes or safety risks.  Unintentional errors and unsafe acts will not be punished but used as learning experiences.  Furthermore, reckless or deliberate unsafe acts and unjustifiable risks will be punished.

Unsafe cultures are characterized by the fear of speaking up about safety hazards or risk because of fear of reprimands or sanctions and the related threat to one’s psychological safety. Unsafe workplace cultures also include those that view safety as a cost rather than … Read more...

Webinar: Safety Simplified: Oil & Gas Onsite Inspections

In the Oil & Gas industry, it’s far easier to explain the importance of workplace safety than it is to ensure that safety. You need to protect your workers and the public throughout the entire lifecycle of your project, while complying with the relevant regulations. Onsite observations are a critical piece of this puzzle, especially when you know how to capitalize on the information you gather in your onsite inspections.

Discover the critical steps to conducting highly effective onsite observations, and learn how to successfully employ the Behavior Based Safety (BBS) approach for your inspections in this FREE 30 minute webinar: Safety Simplified: Oil & Gas Onsite Inspections. Hosted by Intelex’s Steve Buffett, this webinar showcases how safety has never been simpler!

Key topics covered include:

  • Behavior based strategies for ensuring that you ace your next audit.
  • How to get consistent, reliable data from on-sites conducted by multiple inspectors across
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