Unifor does not support our member’s participation in Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) programs such as “Safe Start” or “Dupont Safety Stop” training.


These programs are developed to blame the worker by focusing on worker behaviour rather than focusing on the inefficiencies or failures within the workplace accident prevention system. It is cleverly designed to shift the burden of responsibility away from management despite the legal responsibility under provincial and federal occupational health and safety acts which state that the employer must “take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker” – known as the “General Duty” clause.

More information:

Statement on Behaviour Based Safety

Behaviour Based Safety Brochure

Behaviour Based Safety Fact Sheet