The findings of a survey that looked at how behavioural insights can mitigate the risk of COVID have been published.
The report, by psychologist Dr Jennifer Lunt, L’Oréal's global health and safety director Malcolm Staves, and behavioural safety specialist Dom Cooper, also offers tips for sustaining COVID rule compliance and what employers can do to support vaccine rollout.
The survey, launched a few months ago and publicised in IOSH magazine, explored OSH practitioners’ experiences in applying low-cost behaviour change intervention to health and safety since the ‘nudge’ concept was first advanced some 10 years ago.
It also sought views on how behavioural insights might apply to following workplace COVID-19 rules.
‘Throughout the pandemic, we have seen health and safety take a dominant role in national and international discourse and within organisational risk management,’ said the authors in their original article. ‘Health and safety has been openly acknowledged as integral to keeping a workforce functional. This must be sustained in a complex COVID-19 risk context.’
The findings of the survey, available here, can be applied to help sustain the fightback against coronavirus with simple and low-cost interventions to make health and safety easy, attractive, social and timely.