Safety Culture and Behavioral Safety, Two Approaches and One Resultů Safety Excellence

February 26, 2014 at 9am Pacific / 11am Central / Noon Eastern

Meeting Description       Details

Behavior Based Safety (BBS) and Safety Culture are often considered synonymous.  In reality, they are distinctly different.  Safety Culture is the foundation for employees beliefs and motivations.  BBS is a deliberate attempt to reinforce safe behaviors. Safety Culture is driven from the top down. BBS is driven from the employee level up.  Both are strategic in their approach to improving workplace safety and when combined together they create a model of Safety Excellence. 

This session will outline the similarities and differences between an approach to workplace safety that is predicated on a Safety Cultural Initiative versus a Behavioral Safety Approach.  After each methodology is defined and presented, a means of combining them seamlessly to create the most effective and efficient workplace safety process will be described.  This new methodology will focus on the aspects that both approaches have in common. It will also show how the interrelatedness of Safety Culture and Behavioral Safety align for this very logical combination.  When organizations combine an approach to safety that focuses on maximizing the positive reinforcement for safe behavior while working diligently to improve the normative values and beliefs it is practicing safety with integrity.

This session is a must-see for organizations looking for something truly different in the world of workplace safety and health!!!  It will include data-driven results that provide an excellent view of how a cultural approach to safety and a behavioral approach to safety work on different levels but can also be seamlessly combined to produce maximum improvement to performance.

Learning Outcomes for Attendees at the Session:

  • What is an accurate definition of Safety Culture
  • How can Safety Culture be evaluated, quantified, and categorized
  • What are the elements indicative of a Strong Safety Culture
  • What are the elements indicative of a Safety Culture that needs improvement
  • What is an accurate definition of Behavioral Safety
  • What are their similarities and differences of Culture and Behavior
  • How can you combine a Cultural and Behavioral Approach to safety for maximum results
  • How do you maximize success within your Safety Management System by using this combined approach


  • Webcast with 30 day access to archived recording for ANYTIME/ANYWHERE viewing
  • Slides from the session
  • 0.2 CEUs


Webinar Pricing

  • Member Price: $95.00
  • AIHA/ACHMM Price: $105.00 (PLEASE NOTE: When registering online, you must enter the following coupon code AIHA1911 for a $10.00 discount. Register online as a "Non-Member" and enter this coupon code into the field for "Registration Discount Code".)
  • List Price: $115.00

Date: February 26, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM CST

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker Information

Christopher Goulart, Director of Safety Services


Chris has been with RCI Safety for 3 years as the Director of Safety Consulting Services. Prior to that, Chris was an International Safety Consultant with Bureau VERITAS and was a Senior Technical Loss Prevention Consultant with Liberty Mutual for 10 years. He began his career as a District Loss Prevention Manager with the Home Depot in Denver, CO.

Chris is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with a Master's in Safety Management from Oakland University. He also has the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) Designation and is a Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM). Chris has been a practicing Safety Professional for over 18 years and is considered a world-class expert in the fields of Behavior Based Safety, Safety Culture, Risk Assessment, Accident Investigation, Safety Training, and Safety Management Systems.

Chris has responsibility for assisting clients developing, implementing and sustaining safety management protocols that have achieved Safety Excellence. In his capacity as Director of Consulting Services, Chris helps develop safety service products, represents RCI Safety at numerous Safety Conferences and Trade Shows, and publishes articles and research papers. Among the specific tools that he has developed with RCI Safety are 1) The CARES Survey™, 2) Integrity Based Safety™, 3) ALERT™ Risk Assessment Process, and the 4) Safety Culture Optimization Process for Excellence (SCOPE™). Chris is a member in good standing with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the National Safety Council, the International Occupational Safety and Health group, the Grain Elevator and Producers (GEAPS) Association, and the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI).


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