As these programs become more widespread, so too do resources and articles debunking them. Take a look at some of the material available:
On this site: Nancy Lessin BBS - A Union Viewpoint
Professor Andrew Hopkins: "What are we to make of safe behaviour programs?" Working Paper 36, National Research Centre for OHS Regulation
From the US the Steelworkers' Union report, 'Not walking the talk: DuPont's untold safety failures' [pdf] on the real OHS performance of DuPont - creators of one of the world's most widespread Behaviour Based Safety Programs, STOP. Also check out the USW DuPont council webpages and a new website Dupont Safety Revealed
- Excellent trade union resources on Behaviour Based Programs are available through Hazards Magazine, a terrific resource supported by the UK's peak union council the TUC. Unions and union OHS reps should subscribe to it.
- UK's Trade Union Congress (TUC) 2011 guidance for unions criticising the behavioural safety approach as being unscientific and based on a 'blame the workers' approach - TUC guidance
Useful Trade Union Health and safety sites
Regular union newsfeeds or journals on health and safety can be subscribed to via:
Many other union sites have good health and safety information. Go to the Union links section of this site.
Last amended August 2014