In mid-1996 there is some indication that "behavior-based safety" is entering the mainstream vocabulary of safety professionals, if not the everyday practice of industry. Professional associations such as the ASSE, the NSC, and the AIHA routinely offer courses on behavior-based safety at their annual conferences. Behavior-based safety training will be a priority for 43 percent of Industrial Safety & Hygiene News readers in 1997, according to the annual White Paper survey. That’s up from 25 percent in 1995.
Still, many questions remain about behavior-based safety. This article will answer some of the most common questions many people have about behavior-based safety as well as more detailed questions you might have once you’re involved in the practice.