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Behavioral Safety: A Framework for Success

By Dominic Cooper Ph.D.

Readers Reviews

 Foreword by Terry E. McSween Ph.D.

'In short, I learned a lot about our craft from reading this book. You will too. Dom has written this book for people to read, not for the shelves of academics.

If you are just learning about behavioral safety, if you work in a company that has a behavior-based safety process, if you provide behavior-based safety services, if it is something you are involved with, or if it is just something you are interested in --- buy this book.

You will come away from it with a better understanding of behavior-based safety and its adaptability to a wide variety of cultures and settings'. Terry E. McSween Ph.D

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Behavioral Safety is a process that creates a safety partnership between management and the workforce by continually focusing everyone’s attention and actions on their own, and others, safety behavior. Written in plain everyday language and carefully explained, the book is an indispensable practical guide for anyone considering, or already doing, Behavioral Safety.

Incorporating the latest research findings, it provides an invaluable and easy-to-read understanding of the issues involved in developing, implementing and maintaining a Behavioral Safety process. Presenting a Behavioral Safety Maturity Ladder to assess the effectiveness of an existing process, where increasing coverage, ownership and accountability lead to greater incident reductions. It is an ideal companion for those involved in the development of Behavioral Safety strategies, whether for one facility, multiple sites or short-term implementations.

Book Chapters

  1. Why everyone is implementing Behavioral Safety
  2. Lessons from Twenty Years Experience
  3. Should You Use Professional Assistance?
  4. Underlying Principles
  5. Process Planning
  6. Locating Safety Problems
  7. Sampling Tools
  8. Roll-out and Execution
  9. Maintain to Sustain
  10. Multi-site Implementations
  11. Short term Implementations
  12. Case Histories
  13. Glossary of Terms
  14. References
  15. Index

Dominic Cooper, PhD is one of the world’s leading authorities in Behavioral Safety. Dr. Cooper is both a Business Psychologist and a Safety Professional who has implemented behavior-based processes internationally for over 20 years. A past Professor at Indiana University, he has written 5 books and over 150 articles on behavioral safety, safety culture change and safety leadership.

More than an academic, Dr. Cooper has worked shoulder to shoulder, on-site with frontline managers and employees, creating and fine-tuning the most effective behavioral safety process available. As the CEO of his behavioral consulting firm B-Safe Management Solutions, Dr. Cooper is actively engaged with clients, is a well-known speaker, and is a member of several professional organizations.

Product Details
230 pages
Publisher: BSMS; 1st edition (September, 22, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0-9842039-0-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-9842039-0-1
Product Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches

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