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Behavior-based Safety for Supervisors

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This course is intended to provide supervisors with an overview of the concepts of behavior-based safety. This training will aid those supervisors who have not used these techniques in their day-to-day duties and responsibilities in the past. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives for this course are to: define behavior and identify the scope and purpose of a behavior safety program, distinguish the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and the employee, identify factors that cause incidents (environmental versus personal factors), identify the influences on behavior, determine how to effectively observe behavior, identify behavior reinforcement concepts, specify ways to motivate employees and address the human factor, recognize the importance of attitude and how it affects safety on the job, and describe transactional analysis. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Target Audience
All employees, safety committees, corporate managers, department managers, first line supervisors, and accident investigation team members

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Behavior-based Safety for Supervisors

  • identify ways to reduce at-risk behaviors in your company as part of a behavior-based approach to safety
  • describe the effect a behavior-based safety program can have on an organization's work culture
  • define the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and the employee
  • identify the environmental and personal factors that cause incidents
  • identify the influences on behavior, and how to observe and reinforce behavior
  • cite ways to effectively motivate employees by addressing the human factors that may come into play
  • identify ways to motivate employees using cash rewards
  • describe the relationship between behavior and attitude
  • identify the basic principles of transactional analysis
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