Risky Behavior

Understanding and identifying risk-taking behavior is a key element to improving safety in your workplace.

  • Does your organization unknowingly reinforce or reward employees who routinely practice risky behavior?
  • Are risk-takers known throughout your organization as the “can-do” employees?
  • Are shortcuts built in to your standard operating procedures?

Identify Unsafe Condition vs. Unsafe Action

  • Example of an unsafe condition: Broken or uneven pavement on walkways
  • Example of an unsafe action: Standing on scaffold railing / Removing guard to work on equipment while it is running

Identify Unsafe Short-cuts

  • Are safety procedures being by-passed to save time?
  • Example: Using a chair instead of a ladder to extend your reach

Identify Unsafe Habits

  • Example: Wearing PPE only when supervision is present
  • Example: Locking energy sources and not testing to confirm Lock Out

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Start Today - Make Safety a Way of Life

  • Empower your workforce to recognize hazards and risk taking
  • Notice, recognize, and reinforce the smallest positive change