BeHOP is the synergy of the best elements of Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) and Human and Organizational Performance (HOP). It’s about integrating the strengths of both for a holistic safety approach. Historically, BBS has been an excellent approach to reinforce safe actions and redirect risky ones in a systematic, ongoing manner. However, system factors (excessive production pressure, inadequate training) were often ignored or insufficiently investigated. HOP, on the other hand, focuses extensively on system factors contributing to safe or risky actions and operations. However, HOP implementations are often theory driven without many sustainment tools.
BeHOP bridges this gap by providing the overarching framework of HOP with behaviorally influenced sustainment tools. Benefits include:
Within the BeHOP framework, safety is not viewed as the absence of events, but rather the presence of solid, consistent defenses against human error. This shifts the focus with incidents from blaming people to addressing the system flaws that encouraged the human error. This does not discount personal responsibility, but it does shift the focus to establishing a learning environment to prevent future incidents.
BeHOP tools like leadership listening tours, learning teams, and peer checks are used to anticipate, mitigate, and analyze human error before, during, and after the work is done. With these (and other) BeHOP tools, there is an ongoing emphasis on:
These practical tools encourage the long-term sustainment of BeHOP principles to improve safety culture, increase safety ownership, advance learning culture, and prevent incidents. Contact Us to learn more about how BeHOP can transform your organization’s safety culture.