Twenty-five safety awareness surveys of organizations in various locations in India reveal that the level of safety awareness among managers is within the range of 75–85% and among non-managers it is within the range of 70–80%. Hence there is a scope of nearly 25–30% improvement in safety awareness level of employees. Eighty to ninety percent of accidents are triggered by unsafe acts or behaviors. Thus there is a need to emphasize upon behavior based safety (BBS). The present treatise is concerned with human safety in understanding and application of the concept and process of behavior based safety for correcting unsafe behaviors for reduction of accidents and promoting safe behaviors for developing injury-free culture in organizations. This book is based on experiential learning through conducting a number of BBS workshops and safety awareness surveys in Indian organizations.
H.L. Kaila :- H.L. Kaila earned his Masters' degree in Psychology from Guru Nanak Dev University, Doctorate from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), and has 30 years professional experience in the field of Industrial /Organizational Psychology, Women at work, Counselling/School Psychology. He has published books and articles and participated in national and international conferences. He pioneered Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) training in India and is a member expert panel for National Safety Council. He served at the Central Labour Institute, Ministry of Labour for 10 years and at the SNDT Women's university for 18 years at Mumbai. He has been a resource person for many reputed organizations. Dr. Kaila represented India at the International Conferences at New York, Berlin, Muscat, Rome, New Zealand, London and Sydney. Presently, he is Emeritus Professor at JJT University, Rajasthan, and BBS project director at GAIL India.