More resources available on behavioral safety
April 01, 2001
by Emily Wilson
For more information about behavioral safety, Dunlap recommends the following books:
"Working Safe" and "The Psychology of Safety," by E. Scott Geller and "Behavior Based Safety Process: Managing Involvement for an Injury-Free Culture," by Thomas Krause.
Articles about behavioral safety also are published in Professional Safety, the journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers.
Training material publishers, such as J.J. Keller, also have published complete resources for implementing behavioral safety. Dunlap said this do-it-yourself approach would be the most inexpensive alternative, requiring only a few hundred dollars for all the necessary material.
Behavioral consultants are also available to help with the implementation of behavioral-based safety. Dunlap suggests several well-known behavioral safety consultants, including Behavioral Science Technology, Ojai, California, U.S. (www.bstsolutions.com); Safety Performance Solutions (SPS), Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S. (www.safetyperformance.com); Aubrey Daniels International, with offices in the U.S., Canada, England and Costa Rica (www.aubreydaniels.com); and Quality Safety Edge, Houston, Texas, U.S. (www.qualitysafetyedge.com).