Performance Safety can be defined as an on-going review of processes, procedures, and practices through observation, workplace examinations, and task analysis. It is a simple, yet total and comprehensive review of all performance areas (machine, worker, and environment) to ensure pro-active, continuous improvement at all production levels.
The phrase “behavior-based safety” has always conjured up a fault-driven process, even though it was not intended to be so. Behavior alone cannot create or cause injuries. It is true that unsafe actions contribute to more than 85% of all injuries. But choices made by a worker are not always a reflection of his behavior. It includes the “behavior” of the manager and the safety culture.