5 Common Missteps That Can Derail a BBS Process

Friday • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Location: Ryman Studio F


Tom Werner, MA
Senior Consultant
Quality Safety Edge

Behavior Based Safety (BBS) processes have been a proven means of reducing safety incidents. At the same time, BBS processes are precise, multi-faceted initiatives that may fade if not steered carefully. Certain missteps are commonly observed. It is important to spot and correct these missteps quickly before they diminish a BBS process.

The purpose of this session is to describe:

  • Five commonly observed missteps that BBS implementations experience
  • Recommendations for avoiding each of these missteps.
  • Ways of revitalizing a BBS process if these missteps have already occurred.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will learn how to assess whether your BBS process is experiencing five common missteps.
  2. Participants will learn how to avoid or prevent each of these five BBS missteps.
  3. Participants will learn how to fix these missteps if they have occurred and reinvigorate your BBS process.

Tom Werner is a Senior Consultant at Quality Safety Edge with over 30 years’ experience in applying behavioral practices at work. Tom has helped numerous organizations design, implement, and improve Behavior Based Safety processes. Tom is a regular speaker at behavioral safety conferences on topics such as reinvigorating and improving BBS processes, fixing common BBS pitfalls, and helping steering committees manage BBS processes effectively.