In 2007, Star Leasing implemented a safety management system that included an employee behavior modification process designed around safety known as “Behavior Based Safety” (BBS). Behavior based safety is a proactive approach to employee safety and health that requires companies to incorporate safety as a “core value” of the organization. The process recognizes unsafe or at-risk behaviors as a frequent cause of all types of workplace injuries and employee health issues. The goal of this approach is to reduce the occurrence of at-risk behaviors by holding all associates accountable for routinely performing specific safety related activities that we believe prevent injuries from occurring in the first place.
This “pro-active” approach towards safety requires managers, supervisors and associates to look out for their own safety, as well as the safety of their co-workers. Some specific examples of documented safety related activities include: individual safety observations, tool box talks, safety suggestions submitted and acted upon, reporting of “Near-Hit” incidents and subsequent follow-up. In addition, all Star associates are expected to perform a minimum of 5 safety related activities every month!
Star Leasing Company is committed to eliminating work-related injuries and improving employee health. We believe this is possible by developing safe work procedures that include appropriate safety equipment, safety training and education geared towards safety and personal health. We understand that the change process starts with our company leadership and our approach to day-to-day branch management. By involving all associates in daily activities consistent with a vision of a total safety culture Star's management team believes an injury-free workplace can be achieved.
Taking personal responsibility for safety develops a 24/7 mindset that encourages employees to think about safety whether at work or away. Most employers and employees genuinely care about safety, and the safety of those around them, but we often don't know how to show others that we care. Behavior-based coaching can help teach us how to act on our caring.