Topic outline

  • Course Synopsis

    Work always involves humans. Human are complex and their behaviour is the results of interaction between and within internal and external factors. This course will introduce usage of behaviour-based safety as a scientific tool for behaviour change. The course will review the relationship between behaviour, attitudes, culture, and systems and explain how behaviour-based fits into the hierarchy of control. Underlying concepts related to performance management and a powerful tool (ABC analysis) is learned and applied to understanding behaviour and to developing a change plan. Overall, the course provides a clear understanding of how attitudes, cultures, and systems influence or affect behaviour, and focuses on understanding how successful behavioural change efforts really work.  Effective leadership and involvement are seen as the cornerstone to success in promoting a positive safety culture.  This course also will introduce current thinking on safety leadership and supervision models and strategies relevant to health and safety at work.

  • Introduction to Behavior Based Safety

    At the end of this chapter, student should be able to explain the overview principle of Behavior Based Safety

    Expected Outcomes
    Students able to explain:
    1) What is Behavior Based Safety (BBS)
    2) Why BBS is important


  • Choosing the Right Approach

    At the end of this chapter, student should be able to explain the overview of safety improvement approaches in workplace


    Expected Outcomes

    Students able to explain:

    1) The effective approaches in safety
    2) Why the approaches are effective?

  • A Map to Accident Rate Reduction

    At the end of this chapter, student should be able to explain the basic steps that requires to set up the accidents reduction program in the organization


    Expected Outcomes

    Students able to explain:

    1. the related theory
    2. the importance of the mission statements
    3. two different approaches which are Person Based Approach and Behavior Based Approach


  • Paradigm Shift to Total Safety

    At the end of this chapter, student should be able to explain the basic needs to cultivate safety in workplace, shift from old paradigm to the new one.


    Expected Outcomes

    Students able to explain:

    1. the old three Es
    2. the new three Es
    3. the changes that requires to make so that attitude and behavior will change accordingly

  • Human Barriers to Safety

    At the end of this chapter, student should be able to explain the fundamentals of elements in human to relate it with managing safety and health in the workplace


    Expected Outcome


    Students able to explain:


    1: 7 elements in human

    2: why poor goal setting will eventually fail safety culture in relation to human complexity


  • Human Barriers to Safety (Cognitive Failure)

    At the end of this chapter, student should be able to explain the fundamentals of elements in human cognitive failure and human interpersonal factors


    Expected Outcomes


    Students able to explain:

    1: 4 types of human cognitive failures
    2: Interpersonal factors that may influence workers’ action , thought and behavior towards occupational safety and health

  • Sensation, Perception and Perceived Risk

    At the end of this chapter, student should be able to explain about sensation, perception and perceived risk in relation to human being.


    Expected Outcomes


    Students able to explain:

    1: How human generate sensation.
             2: Why human perception is vary among them
    3: What to do to ensure that human perceived risk is high so that, people concern about safety.

  • Basic Principles to Prevent and Treat Human Problems

    At the end of this chapter, student should be able to explain about failure and success oriented of safety goal and human learning model to relate those items together.


    Expected Outcomes

    Students able to explain:

    1- What failure oriented safety goal is about
    2- What success oriented safety  goal is about
    3- Three type of human learning models and its relation to setting up a safety goal.

  • Identifying Critical Behaviors

    At the end of this chapter, student should be able to explain about D.O.I.T process, S.O.O.N and ABC model in BBS approach.


    Expected Outcomes

    Students able to explain:

    1: How to conduct BBS program in workplace
    2: What to emphasize when performing behavioral observation
    3: When to apply ABC model

  • Behavioral Safety Analysis

    At the end of this chapter, student should be able to conduct behaviour safety analysis that focus on the factors that support behavioural discrepancies.

    Expected Outcomes

    Students able to explain:

    §What is behavioural discrepancies

    §The factors of behavior based problems

    §How to conduct behavior safety analysis