Date of Award

12-2011

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. John Austin

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Campus Only

Abstract

Behavior-based safety (BBS) has proven to be a useful tool in reducing injuries and increasing the frequency of safe behaviors in the workplace. BBS processes have been implemented in a variety of settings and industries. The current studies took place at a door manufacturing facility in the Midwestern United States of America. The intervention included both review and analysis ofhistorical safety data as well as a reassessment ofthe current BBS process. The reassessment and data analyses resulted in a greater understanding ofhow the organization was implementing its BBS process and gave the researchers an opportunity to make recommendations regarding opportunities for further increases in safety. The recommendations were categorized into three categories including leadership support, steering committee, and the BBS Process in general. Review ofthese recommendations and data with the organization's leadership enabled them to make decisions regarding the improvement of the current BBS process.

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