Collaborative Safety Model
The primary scientific base for the model is founded in Safety Science which is commonly championed in industries such as aviation, healthcare and nuclear power. This body of science engages disciplines such as human factors engineering, systems engineering, organizational management, psychology, sociology and anthropology. Furthering this unique blend of sciences is the integration of Behavior Analysis, Forensic Interviewing and Trauma Informed Care into the Collaborative Safety model. The integration of Behavior Analysis science into the model supports understanding how staff make decisions in an organizational setting as well as understanding how managers and supervisors shape employee performance to achieve successful outcomes.
Systemic Critical Incident Review
A central artifact of the Collaborative Safety Model is the systemic critical incident review. Collaborative Safety supports agencies to develop Systemic Critical Incident Reviews that are uniquely different than current approaches standardly used within these systems. These systemic Critical Incident Reviews depart form surface level descriptions of events that typically place blame on to front line workers and instead uses systemic analysis to understand how decisions, initiatives, resource allocations deeper within an organization and outside of it can surface in the outcomes experienced in everyday work.
Top to Bottom Alignment
The Collaborative Safety model supports agencies to develop a culture of safety throughout the organization, establishing necessary shared values and education. To achieve this, Collaborative Safety employs top to bottom alignment throughout the organization and systems. This is achieved through a unique set of Institutes and Orientations designed for executives, managers, supervisors, frontline staff, and external stakeholders vital to supporting the agency and system’s transition to a culture of safety.
Integration into Everyday Operations
In addition to the Institutes and Orientations, Collaborative Safety provides advanced practical training to specialized positions within the workforce to embed safety science principles and approaches into everyday work and currently existing processes and structures. By embedding these principles into structural processes of the agency as well as the broader system, artifacts are created that reflect the values central to a culture of safety.
Sustainability and Evaluation
To support effective culture change, Collaborative Safety prioritizes the establishment of processes and supports that are sustainable. Most agencies are constantly managing change and the Collaborative Safety Model is designed to withstand that change. Evaluating culture change and model effectiveness is greatly important. Evaluation methods and strategies are specifically developed in collaboration with partner agencies to analyze culture change and its impact on key organizational metrics.