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December 16, 2011

Bringing Behavior-based Safety to Construction

On many construction sites there's an enforcer who is widely disliked. His mission is to spot workers violating safety rules, and to call out and penalize them. His heart is in the right place, and his ultimate objectives are sound, but his law-and-order approach makes him ineffective. Sadly, the workers who he sets out to protect are the ones who suffer the most. After all, when they ignore his dictates, they put themselves in hazardous situations.

To find a better approach, we need only look at changes in manufacturing, where a behavior-based approach encouraged workers to take greater responsibility for their actions - including safety. Learn how you can apply this change to your construction site here, or browse construction safety signs here.

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