Apply Psychological Methods in Managing Unsafe Practices

Improving Safety Culture through Modifying Behavior and Attitudes



Workplace safety’s concerns pertaining to unfair dismissal of workers as many employers tend to blame workers for occupational accidents and injuries rather than working to create a safe and healthy workplace. Some employers even criticized the union for over protecting workers, and these processes have evolved over many years.

In this workshop, you would be able to apply psychological methods in managing unsafe practices and recognize the reason(s) why there is a need for an organization to dismiss unsafe workers, and at the same time, learn how to protect innocent workers from unfair blames.


Target Audience

This training course is recommended for safety practitioners, directors, professionals, health and safety advisors/ officers, engineers, managers, executive, managing directors and other persons with health and safety responsibilities (e.g. safety representatives).


Course Outline

Safety in Business Environment

  • This unit discussed about occupational safety in relations to businesses


Principles of Direct and Indirect Control

  • This section discussed the principle of direct and indirect control at workplaces.


Psychological analysis on unsafe practices

  • This unit shall allow participants to analyze whether the unsafe practices are due to direct OR indirect practices


Philosophy of Fetch Concrete Evidence

  • The methodology of fetch concrete evidence and analyzing the causes of unsafe practices


Psychological methods of managing at-risk behavior

  • The importance of balancing negative and positive reinforcement in managing unsafe practices.


Workshop – Case Studies


Course Fees (Incl GST)

SCAL Member Fee: $302.40

CIJC Member Fee: $356.40

Non-Member Fee: $356.40


Speaker Profile

David Tan Kok Pheng

Master of Science (Environment Health and Safety) / Master of Science (Industrial Organizational Psychology) / Bachelor of Science (Health and Safety)

David Tan Kok Pheng is a well-known behavioral safety practitioner, a safety culture analyst and a workplace safety and health practitioner with over many years worldwide experience. He has since then developed a methodology of investigating human factors involving occupational accidents and has been applying this methodology in several accident investigations that he had been involved in.


Course Duration

1.0 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 7.0 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This online learning is not eligible for funding.



SDU: 7 Units

PDU: 6 Units

CET: 6 Hours

CPAS: 5 Units


Course Brochure

Apply Psychological Methods in Managing Unsafe Practices



An e-Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participant who complete the course with 100% attendance. 



A notice of replacement / postponement together with the full particulars of the new participant (for replacement) must be given to us AT LEAST 3 working days before course commencement. A charge of S$50 (replacement) or S$100 (postponement) will be imposed on such changes. 



A notice of cancellation must be given at least 3 working days before commencement of the course and 50% of course fee will be charged /returned. If notice is given less than 3 working days before the first day of the course, there will be no refund/100% charged.


Special Class

Available upon request.


For more information, please contact Mr Law Jia Hao at 67939020 or email

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