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download session guideSafety in Action offers learning and engagement around the most important issues in safety today. Attendees have access to over 90 breakout sessions led by people who have worked at the frontlines of industry and organizations. Use the table below to explore the sessions by Title, Learning Objective and Description. And when you're ready you can build and manage your schedule in our conference mobile app.

 

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Act Like You Mean It - Presenting with Style I'm Looking for Skills Development All too often critical patterns, actionable trends, and vital signals are obscured by poor data presentation. This interactive session provides a solid understanding of the principles and best practices for delivering new levels of clarity using data.
Action Learning: Using Practical Scenarios to Improve Your Safety Leadership I'm Looking for Skills Development How do senior leaders start improving the safety culture? This session explores how to align safety values with business decisions through a facilitated scenario approach.
Addressing the SIF Potential at Home I'm New to Safety While injury rates decline in our workplaces, the rate of unintentional deaths at home continue to rise. This session provides fresh insights from DEKRA’s serious-injury-and-fatality trend data and examines what it all means for home safety.
Adults Are Not Just Big Kids: Applying Adult Learning Principles to Improve Training Success I'm Looking for Skills Development Part of being an effective trainer involves understanding how adults learn best. This session discusses how to include adult learning principles into the design and delivery of your meetings and trainings.
Advanced Observation and Feedback I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process This session goes beyond basic observation techniques to cover advanced communication strategies that will significantly improve the quality of your data.
Are You at Risk of a Microsleep Mishap? The Dangers of Cognitive Fatigue at Work I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Have your ever driven home from work, arriving in your driveway without remembering how you got there? Learn strategies to prevent this dangerous condition from happening to you, so you can be safer at work as well as on your commute.
Are You at Risk of a Microsleep Mishap? The Dangers of Cognitive Fatigue at Work I Want to Learn About the Role of the Brain in Safety Have your ever driven home from work, arriving in your driveway without remembering how you got there? Learn strategies to prevent this dangerous condition from happening to you, so you can be safer at work as well as on your commute.
Are Your Situation-Centered Observations Working Properly? I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Does your implementation struggle with getting good situation-centered observations? Learn techniques for establishing the right focus at the start of an observation.
BAPP® 2018: What’s New and Different! I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Discover the newest updates to BAPP technology and the latest thinking in observation performance, including how to improve exposure recognition.
Behavior Chain Observations I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Sequencing behaviors during observations helps track actions and spot the weakest link, allowing for precise feedback. This session provides advanced observers a great way to hone their skills.
Behavior Change on the Spot: Combining ABC Analysis with Guidance Feedback I'm Looking for Skills Development Feedback is information about performance in relation to a goal. Guidance feedback is used when the performance falls short. Learn how to use these two behavioral skills together to remove barriers to successful performance.
Behavior-Based Safety and Hazard Recognition I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Learn to integrate hazard recognition with BBS to ensure observers have the skills to locate at-risk conditions. This session covers how to eliminate risk during situation-centered and behavior observations.
Brian's Story (Blockbuster) I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Motivations are more powerful when anchored in the human heart. This true story of an accident that took the life of Brian Bell will open your eyes to what workplace safety is ultimately about.
Building and Maintaining Successful Teams I'm Looking for Skills Development What are the characteristics that foster team success and mission accomplishment? This session examines how to build a team environment characterized by individual respect, efficiency, excellent communication, and, ultimately, results.
Calibration - A Tool for Improving Your Observation Consistency I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Like process instruments, observers must be calibrated to ensure accurate data and consistent feedback. Learn a simple approach for calibrating observers.
Can I Learn Transformational Leadership from the Military? I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Military leadership may seem like the ultimate top-down management style—but is it really? Explore transformational leadership elements and learn how military leaders have applied them to engage and motivate people.
Challenging the Incident Investigation Paradigm I'm New to Safety With new findings on the causes of serious injuries and fatalities, it’s time to reexamine the incident reporting and investigation process. Explore the limitations of current paradigms and the need to rethink incident investigation.
Chronic Unease I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Risk acceptance is commonplace in many organizations. Learn methods for buidling Chronic Unease that permeates healthy skepticism about personal behaviors and promotes caution in the workplace.
Coaching Skills for Observers I'm Looking for Skills Development Learn how to build effective coaching relationships to improve safety skills. Identify pitfalls to coaching and learn what works in giving feedback, getting agreement, and setting goals.
Combating Social Brain-Centered Hazards With True Teamwork™ Countermeasures (Blockbuster) I Want to Learn About the Role of the Brain in Safety This session presents the clear contrasts between the Groupthink Hazard at work and True TeamWork™ Strategies. Participants practice techniques that empower greater team building in their operations.
Common Barriers in Organizational Transformation Efforts I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Why do change efforts fail? This session examines common challenges and brainstorms ideas for overcoming these obstacles.
Communicating the Value of the BAPP System: Strategies Beyond the Dashboard I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process How do you communicate the value of your BAPP technology to your compay? Go beyond the dashboard and learn how to share valuable information about the benefits of your process.
Communication: Creating a Strategy that Works I'm Looking for Skills Development Why don’t people pay attention to safety communications? This session empowers you to create a step-by-step strategy for delivering an engaging and effective message.
Creating an Observer Strategy Using a Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement Approach I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Discover how one company used A3 problem-solving tools to identify problems and build countermeasures into its observation and coaching strategies.
Defining Behavior: Your Key to Unlocking Outstanding Performance Every Day I'm New to Safety Learn to ensure the right systems, the right staffing, and the right emphasis is in place and that programs and systems are executed in a high-quality manner.
Discipline and Safety: 6 Best Practices to Guide You & Common Myths Busted I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Whether and how to apply discipline for safety violations can be confusing. Learn common discipline myths and helpful best practices to facilitate fair treatment and improved safety for all.
Distracted Driving and the Multitasking Myth I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Driver distractions now rank with alcohol and speeding as leading factors in fatal crashes. This session draws from the field of neuroscience to discuss meaningful policies that ensure employees are never distracted while driving.
Effective Use of Personal Bias to Prevent Process Safety Incidents I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Personal biases can cause us to underestimate risk or overestimate the organization's control system. This session covers how biases impact decisions and operations, and how we can overcome them.
EHS Excellence: Best Practices from Campbell Award Winners I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Learn how 14 Campbell Award-winning organizations have achieved success in protecting their workers, eliminating health hazards, improving the environment, and conserving energy, all while improving business performance and increasing profitability.
Explore DEKRA's Point of View on the Misunderstood Term of World-Class Safety I'm New to Safety Examine the four pillars of world-class safety organizations and learn why incident rates are not the deciding factor.
Exposure Recognition - 20/20 Vision I'm Looking for Skills Development It is difficult to see exposure when imminent danger does not exist. Learn techniques for identifying exposure on a more consistent basis and how to provide positive and guidance feedback.
Exposure Reduction Scenarios - Using Exposure-Based Scenarios to Manage Exposure I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Learn to better recognize and respond to exposure changes. We provide a model for how to develop scenarios, share the right questions to ask, and highlight discussion points on how to respond.
Exposure-Based Safety™ Technology Part 2 — Using Technology to Guide Your Data Collection I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Understanding exposure is easier than ever with DEKRA’s new safety technology platform. Learn how it can help you improve the effectiveness of your observation strategy.
Facilitator as Project Implementation Manager: How to Make a Difference in Your BAPP Implementation I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas One of the most common questions new facilitators ask is “What do I do?” This session focuses on the critical aspects of successfully managing a BAPP initiative from a project management perspective.
Feedback: Making It a Conversation NOT a Sermon I'm Looking for Skills Development Get ready for a lively discussion that helps all observers focus their feedback sessions on problem solving. We cover group participation and the “Five Question” approach to problem solving.
Getting the Most from Your Observation Strategy I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process A high-impact BAPP implementation identifies risk and uses observations and feedback to counter them. This session covers the steps to developing an effective observation strategy.
Getting to Zero - How to Make It Happen I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas This session explores the concept of world-class safety and digs into the four primary attributes associated with those who truly fit the label of world class in safety.
Growing Your Facilitator Into the Staff Member They Need to Be I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas How do you get the steering committee and management on the same page? This session discusses the relationship between the management sponsor and facilitator, and what it takes to have a highly effective team member in this critical role.
Handling Conflict Successfully I'm Looking for Skills Development Many think of conflict as something negative and unpleasant. Learn to improve your effectiveness in conflict situations by consciously selecting your behavior and style.
How Not to Shoot Yourself in the Foot (What Safety Leaders Do to Hurt Their Credibility) I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Has your process leader's actions undermined progress? Learn ways to prevent the hurt and fix the damage done when individuals lose credibility, diffuse focus, or fail to act.
How to Make "Real" Improvements to a Mature Process I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Explore what a “mature” process looks like, how a steering committee can accurately determine the true maturity of their process, what barriers may be holding the process back, and how to develop strategies to make real improvements.
How to Make Job Safety Briefings Interactive I'm Looking for Skills Development Leaders often default to the “safety sermon” in their job safety briefings. Learn a more interactive approach that taps into employees’ experience and engages them in a discussion about specific exposures and how to manage them.
How to Win Over CAVE People I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Every workplace has people who undermine safety goals and deflate those around them. Learn strategies to win over even the most resistant and disengaged employees.
How Your Organization Recognizes and Reacts to Exposure I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas What is exposure and how does your organization react to changes? This session discusses how companies differ in their approaches to exposure change, reflecting different stages of safety maturity.
Icebreaking and Activities for Meeting and Training Effectiveness I'm Looking for Skills Development Icebreakers and structured exercises can enhance communications skills and team building—or simply re-energize and relax group settings. Learn how, when, and why to use icebreakers and practice actionable exercises with the group to cement learning.
Igniting and Fanning the Flame of Passion in Volunteers: Keeping BAPP Steering Commitee Members and Observers Committed I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Some management techniques can kill steering committee and observer enthusiasm. Discover how to fan the flames of passion within volunteers and learn which techniques to avoid.
Increase and Sustain Observation Quality Through Coaching I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process In need of a coaching strategy that improves your observation quality and sustains it? This session helps you identify the quality issues and develop an effective coaching strategy.
Influencing Others When You're Not the Boss I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Do you need to get others to do something but don’t have the authority to get it done? This session explores techniques for influencing others even when you are not the boss.
Influencing Without Authority: Using Psychology to Impact Safety Commitments I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Discover some of psychology’s most effective tools of influence. Learn how to build stronger safety commitments in superiors and shape engaged teams that exhibit more “walk” to match the “talk.”
Integrating a BBS Observation Strategy into Your HSE Plan for Maintenance Turnarounds and Outages I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Companies spend months planning maintenance turn arounds (TA) but don’t put the same effort into personal safety plans. Learn a strategic process that analyzes past data, implements continuous improvement, and sustains outcomes for future TAs.
Is Your Training Meaningful and Memorable? Tips, Tricks, and Traps I'm Looking for Skills Development Training is an ongoing process, not an event. This dynamic session shows you the laws and stages of learning and how to use them to your advantage, how to use sample photos with a message (without the blood and guts), and how to use powerful one-line memory hooks to drive home your point.
Key Elements that Lead to Better Achievement to the Vision and Creating Value for Your Process I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Has your BAPP vision lost focus? This session offers an exercise to re-align your vision and get your process running effectively, efficiently, and achieving faster results.
Leadership Skills that Inspire and Motivate Others I'm Looking for Skills Development It is difficult to get people to shift paradigms about workplace exposure. This session outlines practical techniques, including coaching and skills-development best practices, to stimulate and encourage new thinking.
Leading from Within - Awakening Personal Commitment to Safety I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Do you know what you really value when it comes to safety? This dynamic session helps leaders become personally connected to safety, starting with defining their own personal value for human life.
Leading with Safety While in the Midst of Making Companies More Efficient I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Leaders today are consistently pressured to be more efficient. Is this inconsistent with their safety goals? Learn how effective leadership and change management can improve both productivity and safety.
Making it Work! Revitalizing a Mature BAPP® Implementation I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Has your process seen better days? Discover how to rebuild a mature process that has struggled and create a high-level plan as a starting point at your site.
Preventing SIFs - A View from the Top I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Discover a set of recommendations for the implementation of a fatality prevention process and work collaboratively to develop a model plan that can be applied in any organization.
Propelling Your Safety Process with Technology I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Learn to bridge the knowing/doing gap in your safety process. This session highlights how DEKRA’s new safety technology platform leverages data to paint a clear picture of your site's exposure.
Removing Barriers to Effective Meetings I'm Looking for Skills Development Do you spend most your day in meetings? How can you make the most out of your meeting time? Learn to conduct more effective meetings so you have more time to get work done.
Resistance Is Natural: Understanding and Addressing Resistance to Change I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process This session examines resistance as a natural and normal reaction to change and explores strategies that can be used to move beyond resistance.
Revitalize Your Mature Process I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Is your process stalled and in need of pizzazz? This session covers the tools one organization used to put life back into their process and increase sustainability 20% in one year.
Rewards and Recognition: What Has Worked and What Has Not I'm New to Safety Review case studies of both effective and ineffective rewards and recognition programs and learn implementation best practices.
Seeing is Suspect: Hazard Recognition, Situational Awareness, and our Brain-Guided Vision System I Want to Learn About the Role of the Brain in Safety This session explores how accurate, consistent, and sustainable hazard recognition and situational awareness can only be achieved by first addressing Brain-Centered Hazards in our workplaces.
SIF Exposure Reduction - Strategy & Tactics (Our Way) I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Join the leaders of E&J Gallo Winery as they discuss the development and integration of their serious injury and fatality strategy, and the tactical actions they took for comprehensive improvements in their overall safety system.
Spinal Conclusions: e Complete Back Injury Prevention School I'm Looking for Skills Development Back-related injuries accounted for 50% of the strains, sprains, and tears that occurred on the job in 2009. This session provides in-depth knowledge of the back including anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, common problems, at-risk work practices, therapeutic exercises, and replacement preferred work methods.
Spinal Conclusions: e Complete Back Injury Prevention School I'm Looking for Skills Development Back-related injuries accounted for 50% of the strains, sprains, and tears that occurred on the job in 2009. This session provides in-depth knowledge of the back including anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, common problems, at-risk work practices, therapeutic exercises, and replacement preferred work methods.
Steering Committee Members: Influencing Them to Excel I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Do your steering committee members miss too many meetings or fail to follow through? This session offers strategies to help improve accountability, responsibility, and performance.
Supervisor Safety Leadership: Critical Interactions and How to Get em Right I'm Looking for Skills Development This session covers the five critical activities every supervisor must do well to drive a positive safety culture, why they are important, and how supervisors can build fluency with each.
Sustainability: Keeping Your Change Efforts Beyond the First Year I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Learn to formally diagnose the health of your process after initial implementation and develop a strategy that reinforces the positives while addressing the aspects that need to be adjusted.
Terry's Treasure Chest (Blockbuster) I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process This engaging session uses humor and wisdom to help participants recognize their personal motivations with respect to safety and refine their actions to protect themselves and others.
The Aging Workforce: How Does It Increase Exposure I'm New to Safety The aging workforce is creating new exposures in the workplace. This session examines best practices for mitigating the risks created by older employees.
The Business of Being a Steering Committee I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process A steering team is a lot like a business. This session covers how to hone your “business” communication strategy into a powerful tool for engaging management and workers.
The Facilitator—Leader or Manager? How to Be a Transformational Facilitator Leading Change in the Right Way I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Are you a current or future facilitator who understands what needs to be done but struggles to engage others? Learn the DEKRA leadership model and the art of leading while managing.
The Person in Charge: Accountability vs Responsibility in the Politcally Correct World I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Explore the effect the politically correct world is having on the person-in-charge (PIC). We break down the role of a PIC to its bare roots and discuss strategies to strengthen it.
The Value of Credibility: How to Build and Sustain It I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Do employees trust you and see you as a credible leader? Learn the fundamentals of credibility as a leadership practice and the steps to build and retain it.
Turnaround/Major Construction Project Safety I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Turnarounds and construction projects have unique exposure management challenges. Learn tried and true methods for controlling exposure in high-risk, fast-paced, dynamic environments and situations.
Understanding My Brain Behind the Wheel I Want to Learn About the Role of the Brain in Safety This session leverages neuroscience to better understand the brain-centric hazards common to all drivers. We discuss how these internal hazards expose drivers to serious risk and what leaders can do to protect workers who drive on the job.
Union Leadership: Building Support for a Behavioral Initiative I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Join union officials from the railroad industry as they discuss the value of the behavioral approach to safety, what good union support looks like, and how to engage the union and management in selecting the right process leaders.
Using ABC Analysis to Improve Collaboration I'm New to Safety Struggling to find creative ways to use ABC analysis? Get a refresher of what the Leadership Diagnostic Instrument looks for in “Collaboration,” an overview of ABC analysis, and how to apply it to your challenges.
Using Analytics to Minimize Bias and Luck: Cross Your Data, Not Your Fingers I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas Explore real-world examples of problem investigation using cross-sectional data. Connect safety data and other organizational data to identify meaningful trends, minimize bias, and make real improvements in safety.
Using Leading Indicators on Your Journey to Safety Excellence I'm New to Safety What can we know about the safety environment before an incident occurs? This session takes a system-level view to examine the validity of leading indicators to injury.
Using Moments of Safety Transformation to Drive Culture I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas In any given interaction there is an opportunity to make a lasting impact in a person’s beliefs and actions. Discover how to link the company safety vision to personal safety for transformational change.
Using Observer Meetings to Connect Observers to Your Process I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Discover how to leverage meetings to build observer engagement in your process and position observers as champions for change throughout your site.
Using Resistance to Change as an Asset I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Resistance doesn't have to be a barrier. This session explores how to leverage resistance for good and how to create a firm foundation for successful change.
Where to Start Your Journey? Safety Improvement From the Bottom Up and the Top Down I'm New to Safety Learn predictive measurements and supportive leadership behaviors to develop a culture of commitment. Examine behavior-based safety at the working interface and leadership's role in culture change.
Why Do They Keep Doing That? ABC Analysis Made Easy I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process For some, ABC analysis isn't as simple as 1-2-3. This session demystifies the fundamental concepts, process steps, and language behind this powerful tool for understanding why people behave the way they do.
Why Should I Be the Next Facilitator? I Want to Improve my Behavior-Based Safety Process Strong process facilitation means setting the stage for the next leader. This session discusses how future process leaders can set the stage for personal and process success.
You Can Be a Dynamic Speaker - I Promise! I'm Looking for Skills Development Public speaking can be unnerving. Learn basic presentation techniques and tips, and then practice these skills in small, fun, comfortable groups.
Your Brain and Your Performance: Key Lessons on Human-Centered Hazards I'm a Supervisor/Manager Looking for New Ideas What is it about the human brain that leads to inconsistencies in task performance? This session outlines how to mitigate human performance inconsistencies and the associated exposures they cause.
Your Brain and Your Performance: Key Lessons on Human-Centered Hazards I Want to Learn About the Role of the Brain in Safety What is it about the human brain that leads to inconsistencies in task performance? This session outlines how to mitigate human performance inconsistencies and the associated exposures they cause.
Your Personal Safety Vision - Developing It, Communicating It, and Living it I'm Looking for Skills Development Having a strong personal safety ethic is a must for every safety leader. This session discusses how to translate your safety ethic into an effective personal vision and how to communicate it effectively in the organization.