Study of human behavior is Psychology and one known barrier to good standards of health and safety is behavior of individuals. Some make mistakes unknowingly and those can be trained but many individuals realize what they are doing is wrong and yet choosing to do so. According to Heinrich, 88% of accidents were caused by human unsafe behavior, 10% accidents were caused by unsafe psychical environment and only 2% accidents were attributed to unresisting factors. 75,000 industrial accidents were researched and results indicated that 98% accidents could be prevented and controlled within human ability. Therefore, BBS has become an important subject to prevent and control human behavior on accident prevention.
NIST has been helping clients with these kinds of issues through effective behavior based strategy and specific intervention techniques. BBS principle can be induced since over the course of implementation with several organizations, we have seen that human safety conscience and safety habit is not innate and could be improved by training, supervision and consultation. Organizations do play a critical role in influencing safety related behavior of individuals and this is centrally driven by its safety culture. NIST expertise develop vision-based unsafe act detection for monitoring the behavior of your workforce and train through experimental studies, which eventually removes barrier to safety and change the mind set-up to refrain from indulging in unsafe behavior.
The significant outcome of this BBS training is that it would make an impact towards changing safety attitude. Again, our intervention with goal-setting and feedback measures would produce large scale improvement in safety performance. Though it is a gradual process in foreseeing positive outcome, but leads to average reduction in injury frequency. This results in increase in efficiency, productivity, morale, and profitability.