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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 Values-Based Safety Process: Improving Your Safety Culture with a Behavioral Approach, Second Edition provides a concise and practical guide for implementing a behavior-based safety system within any organization. 

Includes two new chapters on hot topics in behavioral safety, isolated workers, and the role of leadership in supporting behavorial safety. Updated examples of the observation checklist. New case studies covering large plants of 1,200 workers or more.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by E. Scott Geller. Preface. Acknowledgments. Chapter 1. Safety Basics. Chapter 2. The Vision. Chapter 3. Value-Based Behavioral Safety Process. Chapter 4. Behavioral Safety Process. Chapter 5. Safety Assessment. Chapter 6. Management Overview and Initial Workshops. Chapter 7. Final Design. Chapter 8. Step 1: Establishing Mission, Values, and Milestone Targets. Chapter 9. Step 2: Creating the Safety Observation Process. Chapter 10. Step 3: Designing Feedback and Involvement Procedures. Chapter 11. Step 4: Developing Recognition and Celebration Plans. Chapter 12. Step 5: Planning Training and Kickoff Meetings. Chapter 13. Step 6: Conducting Management Review. Chapter 14. Implementing Behavioral Safety Process. Chapter 15. Maintaining the Behavioral Safety Process. Chapter 16. Some Final Suggestions on Implementation. Chapter 17. Special Topics: Safety Leadership. Chapter 18. Special Topics: Serious-Incident Prevention. Chapter 19. Special Topics: Self-Observation Process. Chapter 20. Special Topics: The Steering Committee. Chapter 21. Advanced Topics: Why It Works and Behavioral Basics. Chapter 22. Advanced Topics: Improvement Projects. Chapter 23. Other Support Programs. Chapter 24. Long-Term Case Studies. Chapter 25. Self-Observation Case Studies. Chapter 26. Small-Company Case Studies. Chapter 27. Observer Effect. Chapter 28. Original Case Studies. Appendix A. Sample Implementation Schedules. Appendix B. Selected Consultants Experienced in Implementing Behavioral Safety Processes. Appendix C. Unstructured Approach to Identifying and Defining Values. References. Index.

About the Author

TERRY E. McSWEEN, PhD, is President and CEO of Quality Safety Edge, a company that specializes in the application of behavioral technology to create employee-driven safety and quality improvement efforts. He is also an active member in several business and professional organizations, including the Board of Trustees for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, the Association for Behavior Analysis, the American Society for Safety Engineers, and the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis.


"...application of behavioral science to safety is stressed throughout the text...the overall value the book in promoting behavioral safety." (Chemical Health & Safety, November/December 2003)

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