Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Terry McSween: Common Problems with Behavioral Observations

Last year I had the opportunity to speak with a group of 35 construction and maintenance contractors that were involved in active behavior-based safety (BBS) peer observation processes. I was invited to speak on the topic of improving peer safety observations...Those of you who know Quality Safety Edge probably know that we are somewhat obsessed with data, so of course, I found the result of this assessment interesting.  While the sample is not statistically random, this group provided insight into what I suspect many organizations struggle with in their BBS processes. In this issue, I thought I would share the results of this survey, and then use those data as the basis for the next several articles. more

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