Edward Ballo has spent much of his career focusing on behavioral based safety practices. He has endeavored to lead and create an environment where people in a business can improve their safety and health culture and processes. By doing this, employees will foster a willingness to pursue safety and health excellence by caring for themselves and others around them.
A healthy behavior based safety program creates high levels of trust in the organization, both for leadership and employees. When fundamental behavioral based safety practices occur over an extended period of time, and the employees embrace the practices, those principles become guiding values that they live by every day in the work environment. It is at this point where the proactive transformation of owning one’s safety and health responsibilities, as well as the person next to them, takes place.
An obvious output from this organizational transformation is seeing the team go from lagging to leading indicators, and becoming impassioned with everything they do relative to safety and health. Another byproduct is the efforts to address safety and health risks that are higher up on the hierarchy of the control pyramid but might take more time or money to eliminate.
For assistance with your company’s behavioral based safety, contact Edward Ballo with e3s Consulting.