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Behavior Based Safety Program (BBS)

BBS Program

* Goals

* Expected results

  • This audit is an initiative of the health and safety corporate committee that aims to:
    -Promote and encourage safe behavior at work
    - Provide leadership in OHS by being visible on the production floor

  • - A reduction in at risk behavior.
    - A stronger OSH culture.
    - Greater accountability of workers on their behavior.
    - Greater collaboration on OSH between management and workers.

* Responsibilities

  • Plant Manager
    - Review the audit results
    - Address the issues with the Health and Safety committees of his plant

    - Do one audit per month
    * See 670-INS-0024 to review how to do an audit
    * See 160-TRN-0002 to review how to use IAudotor
    - Send the report to the Health & Safety Coordinator and the Plant Manager
    - If an imminent danger is observed,
    > Immediately address with the Plant Manager and/or Health & Safety coordinator

    Health & Safety coordinator
    - Update the KPI (form 670-FRM-0040)
    - Assess the level of risk observed and address with the Plant Manager
    - Train the auditor

    - Keeps the names of the ones who received the auditor training


  • Enter the following fields:

  • observers:

  • Department observed:

  • Date:

  • Select Plant

  • 70 Rotterdam

  • 95 Rotterdam

  • Hawkesbury

  • Montgomery

  • Kingsport

  • Phoenix

  • Other:


Step 3 - Observe

a) First contact * what do you see at first glance

  • Keep his/her workstation in good order<br> - floor is not slippery<br> - floor without cracks or holes<br> - no wires , hoses in his/her path<br> - uncluttered space<br> * everything is in its place

  • Acted without precipitation and is aware if his/her surroundings<br> - his/her movement and position in the work area

  • Pay attention where he/she places:<br> - his/her fingers , hands or any other body part

b) Body position , ergonomics *look for movements or gestures requiring extreme effort

  • Ensures good balance. <br> - no torsion of the back <br> - not unbalanced in any way<br> * weight balanced in each hand

  • Stretches, pulls , pushes beyond his / her capacity

  • stand up ( bent knees , straight back, lift items close to the body and if heavy, ask for help )

  • Adopt non-binding positions<br> - do not sneak between machines<br> - does not lay down or crawl on the floor, ..

  • Up / down stairs, steps, ladders (with 3 points of contact , facing the ladder, is aware of his / her feet position)

c) Tools and equipment * Using safely

  • In good condition

  • Right for the job

d) Standards and Procedures

  • Wears the required personal protective equipment (PPE)<br> - bump cap , hearing protection, safety shoes, etc.

  • Other observations:

Step 4 - Give feedback

  • Communicate best safe behavior observed

Step 5 - Influence without judgement

  • From your observations notes, ask the person about at risk behaviors observed and possible solution.

    * example: Do you think it is safe to do....?

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