Firefighter Safety: Safety Behavior Modification Using a Closed-Loop Approach in the Fire Service

06/26/2013
By Don Kirkham A culture of safety begins with a dedicated and methodical approach to reinforce the virtues of safety. Using an approach that "closes the loop" on each aspect of the program is vital. This program consists of six components, each with a common thread of closing the loop (i.e. providing comprehensive documentation and follow-up). The closed-loop method ties every facet of safety behavior modification into a cohesive program. Each component helps in team building and insuring results are documented and issues resolved. 1. Daily safety moment. At the start of each shift, all senior staff members and key officers review plans for the day in a start-of-shift meeting....

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