Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 17:06:11 -0400
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From: Russ Phifer <rphifer**At_Symbol_Here**WCENVIRONMENTAL.COM>
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Subject: Re: Behavior Based Safety programs for R&D
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Susan – I agree it is challenging to apply industrial-style BBS in an R&D environment.  You really do need a custom approach using your current safety structure as a starting point.  I would think, though, that Centocor or one of the other J&J companies would have already set something up an a corporate basis since your operation is part of such a large group of R&D facilities.  If you strike out, please let me know and I’ll be glad to help get you started.  There are also a number of good texts on the subject, though none that really focus on R&D type operations.

Russ Phifer

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Hadden, Susan [PRDUS]
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Behavior Based Safety programs for R&D

Can anyone recommend any programs or consultants who have experience in promoting behavior based safety programs for R&D environments? I just don’t feel most of the “canned” programs will be well accepted in an R&D environment. My site is industry which is probably easier than academia but still challenging. Your thoughts or suggestions would be most welcome.


Susan Hadden

Environmental, Health & Safety

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of J&J

1000 Rt 202

Raritan, NJ 08869


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