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Behavior Based Safety Approach in Chemical Manufacturing Industries: A Change towards Injury Free Culture

Dharmendra Mehra, Dr. Kaila H.L., Jaishree Saxena
1,2 JJTU University Jhunjhnu, Rajasthan, India 3Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India E-mail:,,
Online First: October 28, 2017
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In Chemical Industry Safety is an import aspect as the hazardous chemical used in various stages where each of chemical has its own hazardous property like corrosive, flammable, toxic etc, however, the employees and workman trained for safety prior to assign job in plant then also accidents happen. The safety awareness imparted trough HSE function to all employees and workman time to time with aim to zero accident, but this will become more dangerous if knowingly or unknowingly person handle equipment or chemical of hazardous properties. Therefore the monitoring of human behaviors during working in Chemical Industry is very important and crucial. 

In Chemical Industry approach based on human behavior can be used to prevent work place injuries, which are currently being used in other than chemical manufacturing Industry,as it is not restricted for particular field, it can be applied for any type of field to minimize the behavior related problems. Behavior Based Safety (BBS) provides tools and methods which employees can use to take control over their own and colleague’s safety performance.

In this paper BBS intervention technique has been used to explain the consequences and create awareness among employees in chemical manufacturing industry. This also explains about the problems faced by the employees is wearing the personal protective equipment (PPE). Peer – to – peer intervention had with employees helped a lot to understand this problem from their view point. Employees stated various reasons for not adhering PPE. Lack of comfort/fit, housekeeping, storage and scratching of the eyewear were suggested as the most important barriers for wearing PPE usage.

Management concepts were implemented in order to create a safe environment by involving middle management peoples. Thus BBS was implemented in organization in various formats. Then Safe and At Risk Behaviors was measured before and after implemented of BBS and the same was compared with each other. The comparison reveals that the At risk behaviors after implementation has reduced considerably. Hence it is concluded that implementation has given fruitful result in the reduction of unsafe behaviors and help in promote injury free culture and enhance safety approach towards injury free culture.

Keywords: BehaviorBased Safety, BBS, Personal protective equipment, PPE, Workplace injuries & Awareness.

Oct 28, 2017
Oct 28, 2017
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