Why Zero Injuries Does NOT Always Mean Your Worksite is Safe

Understanding and Preventing the Bystander Effect in Industry

The “bystander effect” is defined by people’s unwillingness to help or get involved (often in an emergency situation) when others are present.  In fact, the effect is even stronger when more people are present.

The “bystander effect” is common in industrial settings where employees work in crews.  It is often exhibited in safety when someone chooses to ignore a safety hazard rather than to point it out, much less acknowledge and correct it.

Call 775.232.3099 or e-mail ted.boyce@cbsafety.com to book world-renowned behavioral psychologist Dr. Ted Boyce today to help you:

  • Understand the bystander effect and its causes
  • Determine if the bystander effect is occurring in your work setting
  • Develop and apply strategies for overcoming the bystander effect
  • Motivate employees to get actively involved in their own safety and the safety of others

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