Behavioural Based Safety [BBS] is an approach to safety that focuses on workers' behaviour as the cause of most work-related injuries and illnesses. These programs have been introduced in some Australian workplaces. Below is a 5 part tool kit to provide information on what BBS programs are, what's wrong with them and what workers can do in their workplaces to combat them as these programs shifts the blame for unsafe work practices from employers and systems of work onto employees.
This Kit is an amalgam of the work of many trade union and other health and safety activists, both here and overseas. Thanks to all of them for their ideas, work and dedication to improving worker health and safety. Section 5 of the Kit has a list of useful resources and places to go for further reading.
Last updated May 2015