Check out this study that looks at the importance of attitudes in safety and categorizing your safety programs into three buckets.

   1. Pre-conventional

   2. Conventional and

   3. Post-conventional 

Pre-conventional programs are focused on compliance; Conventional programs are focused on behavior and Post-conventional programs are focused on workers’ intrinsic values. 

Accelerating downward on the journey to zero requires a balanced safety program according to this study published by the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management in 2011.  The missing ingredient in the vast majority of safety programs are those post-conventional elements that tap into the emotional intelligence of employees and create awareness around the intrinsic attitudes they have about safety at the work place and at home.  Of course, changing workers’ intrinsic attitudes is not easy but that is exactly MotivationEngine’s specialty.

Check out the study and if you want to learn more about balancing your safety program, please contact us at http://www.motivationengine.net/.