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Be Safe

Be Safe

The University of Virginia Health System is committed to becoming the safest place to work and receive care.  We will transform our problem-solving and work processes by doing the following:

  • Prevent problems in our environment through observation and standardization of work processes
  • Address problems in real-time using help chains and the A3 scientific method problem solving tool


The following resources will assist you in teaching and coaching your team members about Be Safe activities.


Team Member EssentialsVideos & ArticlesTools & Templates

Team Member Essentials Presentation

Team Member Essentials Facilitator Guide

Help Chain with UBL List - Print on 11 X 17

Terminology Cards



Bo Cofield on Be Safe 101

Be Safe Leadership Basics (Uteam Forum 6/10)

Bob and the UBL

Simulated Problems and Activity Observation

White Coat Leadership

TED Talks: Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

5s in the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center



Keynote Speaker Kate Ebner - Effective Leadership Communication

Chasing the Rabbit

Decoding the DNA of Toyota

Managing to Learn (Uteam Forum 6/17/15) Presentation Slides

Talent Management (Uteam Forum 1/27/15) Presentation Slides

Leading in a Be Safe Culture (Uteam Forum 9/30/14) Presentation Slides

Be Safe Leadership Basics (Uteam Forum 6/10/14) Presentation Slides

Bruce Tulgan - Highly Engaged Leadership: How to Be the Leader Your Team Members Need handout

Rules in Use

A3 - Print on 11 X 17

Problems & Activity Observation Guidelines

Problems & Activity Observation Form

Observation Debrief

Help Chain with Role Detail

Role Play Scenarios

Be Safe Glossary

Problems and Activities Observation Facilitator Guide