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Process Safety and Injury Reduction

The Importance of Data in Behavior-Based Safety Processes

If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it! 

Behavior-based safety processes are successful because they are based on direct observations of people doing their jobs. We don't have to know what people are thinking or understand their beliefs and attitudes. While beliefs and attitudes are surely important, we don't have direct access to them, so we can never truly understand what others think or believe. However, we can see what people do—the actions they take to ensure they are not injured and the actions they take that may put them at risk for injury.

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