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Hardcover The Values-Based Safety Process: Improving Your Safety Culture with a Behavioral Approach Book

ISBN: 0442019459

ISBN13: 9780442019457

The Values-Based Safety Process: Improving Your Safety Culture with a Behavioral Approach

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Behavior-Based Safety, based on the work of B.F. Skinner, includes identifying critical behaviors, observing actual behaviors and providing feedback that lead to changed and improve behavior. The... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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The Process Employees Like the Best

I have worked in this field for several years and observed Fortune 500 companies in every phase of implementing behavior-based safety into their organizations. I have witnessed first hand all of the major consulting companies installing BBS initiatives using the books of other authors in this field. I can unequivocally recommend Dr. McSween's book as the most successful and practical. Above all, Dr. McSween has used his 20 years of hand-on safety consulting experience to design a behavior-based safety process that incorporates employees into the design and implementation of the process - and thereby creates all the necessary elements of acceptance and long range success. Unlike other BBS methodologies, Dr. McSweens process allows employee design teams to integrate BBS into the existing safety culture in a mannner that ensures its strengths will be sustained and effective. Dr. McSween has used his clients feedback and his experience to design a process that minimizes administrative busy work and time off the job, yet includes the powerful tools and activites that BBS brings to the safety management process. Above all, Dr. McSween is a professional widely known for his integrity and client dedication - traits that are reflected in the honesty and practicality of his book. After many years in the BBS business as an employee of Dr. McSweens competitors, I can truthfully say that Dr. McSween's book and his process are the most successful and that Dr. McSween is the best BBS consultant practicing in America today.

The Values-Based Safety Process: Improving Your Safety Cultu

I reviewed this book along with four others by other BBS consultant authors and I find this to be the best. Terry McSween has written a very usable book complete with forms, checklists. and essential elements necessary for doing your own process, if you are intending to anyway. I also found the section on safety incentives to be very helpful and neccessary. One is likely to do a poor BBS implementation unless they address the important organizational interface between the popular but controversial safety rewards programs and a new BBS effort. McSween's appreciation for manufacturing organizational cultures seems to me to be on the mark.

A concise and practical guide for behavior-based safety

Dr. Terry McSween has produced a concise and practical guide for implementing a behavior-based safety system within any organization. This book was the best book on behavioral safety that I have ever read. This book is easy to read and to understand, and most of all, easy to set into action in the work environment.

An important reading for safety professionals.

This is undoubtedly one of the best books in the area of behavioral safety. Dr. McSween provides a thorough guideline that safety professionals can use to implement a sound system for behavior change in their organizations. The reader is introduced to the basic concepts of behavior analysis, the proven techniques of applied behavior analysis, and relevant research in the area of behavioral safety. This ensures that the focus of safety efforts is on employees' safe behaviors and the environment that maintains such behaviors, which is critical because without such focus behavior change will not be achieved.

Excellent outline of the steps of a behavioral process.

The book is a very good guideline on the steps of a implementing a behavioral safety process. The process is flexible and is well presented. The case histories are good, especially those dealing with unusual applications, such as industrial hygiene. The theory of how the process works is only lightly touched, and the use of positive reinforcement is missing. Overall, an excellent study for the implementation aspects of behavioral safety.
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