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Safety in Action offers learning and engagement around the most important issues in safety today. Attendees have access to over 140 breakout sessions in nine tracks led by people who have worked at the frontlines of industry and organizations. Use the table below to explore the sessions by Track or other criteria. And when you're ready you can build and manage your schedule in our conference mobile app.

Blockbuster Sessions
Get your team fired up with topics and speakers who will inspire, challenge, and motivate you to see – and do – safety differently.
Behavior-Based Safety
Organizations today expect more than ever from their behavior-based safety systems and teams. Learn how to create systems that make a difference now and in the years to come.
Building Leadership & Talent
The best safety results are driven by people. Discover how organizations are building the next generation of great safety leaders at every level.
Managing Exposures & Risks
The live workplace is always changing and when rules aren’t enough, these sessions help employees detect and respond to real-time changes in risk.
Process Safety Excellence
Learn the essentials from the experts in process safety – and discover how to strengthen technical uency within the context of people and systems.
Safety Strategy & Change
Injury-free cultures are made, not born. Learn the strategies great organizations are using to change culture and create sustained safety.
Safety Technology & Data
Technology is changing how organizations monitor and measure safety. Build your uency in data analysis principles and applications and sort the insight from the noise.
Serious Injuries & Fatalities
Tackle this critical area of safety with the latest research and methods for reducing high-potential exposures.
Team Effectiveness & Engagement
Great teams create great results. Learn from seasoned teams and leaders how to overcome common challenges and build engagement for the long haul.

 

Session 1
10:00 - 11:00am, Thursday

Session 2
11:30am - 12:30pm, Thursday

Session 3
2:00 - 3:00pm, Thursday

Session 4
8:00 - 9:00am, Friday

Session 5
9:30 - 10:30am, Friday

Session 6
11:00am - 12:00pm, Friday

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Title Session Room Presenter(s) Track Course Description
20 Years of BAPP - Mistakes You Don’t Have to Make.  3 SKYWAY 273 Paul Angelo Advancing Behavior-based Safety Join us for an open discussion on the pitfalls of launching and sustaining BAPP technology from the perspective of a long-standing practitioner. We cover important lessons around defining roles, managing resources, and keeping sight on the goal.
ABC Analysis Made Easy 4 SOLDIER FIELD David Stricoff Managing Exposures & Risks For some, ABC analysis does not seem as simple as 1-2-3, but rather intimidating. We demystify the fundamental concepts, process steps, and language behind this powerful tool for understanding why people behave the way that they do.
Action Learning: Using Practical Scenarios to Improve Your Safety Leadership 4 SKYWAY 261 Jim Spigener Safety Leadership & Talent Most senior leaders are dedicated to improving the safety culture but are challenged with where to start. Learn how to align safety values with business decisions through a facilitated scenario approach.
Addressing SIF Potential at Home 6 SKYWAY 261 Kathleen Huneycutt Serious Injuries & Fatalities (SIF) While injury rates decline in workplaces, the rate of unintentional deaths at home are rising. Examine fresh insights from BST’s serious-injury-and-fatality trend data and what it all means for home safety.
Adults are Not Just Big Kids: Applying Adult Learning Principles to Improve Training Success 5 MICHIGAN 2 Erika Gwilt Team Effectiveness & Engagement Whether you’re leading job safety briefings or training observers and coaches, using adult learning principles in the design and delivery of your meetings can transform your sessions into more effective, significant, and memorable learning experiences.
Advanced Observation and Feedback 1 MICHIGAN 1C Chad Hunter Advancing Behavior-based Safety Learn to go beyond the basics of capturing information that supports barrier removal with advanced techniques for using discussion and investigation to significantly improve the quality of the observation and feedback data.
Aging Workforce: An Overlooked Exposure, The? 4 PLAZA BALLROOM A Mike Mangan Managing Exposures & Risks Examine emerging challenges involving older workers’ physical abilities, working with conflicting generational preferences, and best practices for mitigating exposure created by the aging demographic.
Aligning Safety Talent with Safety Strategy 4 WATER TOWER Steven Luttrull & Jennifer McKelvey Safety Leadership & Talent Few organizations give strategic attention to developing safety talent. Discover why leaders need to address the shifting talent landscape and learn the critical steps essential to building a safety talent-rich organization.
Aplicación de Disciplina en Seguridad - ¿Cómo lo hace su organización? 2 HAYMARKET Guillermo Diaz Enabling Supervisors & Managers Cuando usted ha aplicado disciplina por infracciones de seguridad ¿qué esperaba lograr? ¿Obtuvo los resultados deseados? ¿Cuál fue el impacto en la organización (por ejemplo, cómo se sintió la gente)? Si se pregunta cómo su sitio puede usar la herramienta de la disciplina en forma más efectiva, ésta es la sesión para usted.
Are your Situation Centered Observations working properly? 3 SKYWAY 260 Larry Russell Managing Exposures & Risks Does your implementation struggle with getting good situation-centered observations?  Learn some tips and techniques for getting a good focus at the start of an observation, so you are effectively targeting the right behavioral exposures in the “window of observation.”
Asegurando el “Cambio” hacia la Excelencia en Seguridad 3 HAYMARKET Guillermo Diaz Safety Strategy & Change Todos los cambios organizacionales requieren de una metodología estructurada que debe tener una competente administración y un fuerte liderazgo.  Esto es particularmente importante en el tema de seguridad.  La presentación explora la ejecución y administración del cambio y examina un modelo de guía para lograr exitosamente esta transformación.  El modelo cuenta con cuatro flujos de trabajo que son presentados junto con el elemento de Gobernación.  Este último provee el gerenciamiento y aseguramiento para que se logren las actividades y resultados de la ejecución del cambio.
BAPP® - SIF Discovery Process: Addressing High-Potential Risks and Exposure, The 1 HONG KONG Kathy Culig Serious Injuries & Fatalities (SIF) Explore how to enhance existing BAPP implementations to detect exposures to serious injuries and fatalities while continuing to work on overall injury reduction.
BAPP® 2017 What’s new and different! 5 PLAZA BALLROOM B Jim Heinzman & Stan Owens Blockbuster Discover the latest updates to BAPP® technology. Explore some of the latest thinking in observation performance, such as how to better recognize exposure during observations, and examine other process, presentation, and material updates.
Barrier Removal Function – Use It or Lose Your Process, The 1 MICHIGAN 1A Brian Hood Advancing Behavior-based Safety Using observation data to remove barriers allows your process to excel. Learn the role of barrier removal to solve behavioral safety and process-related problems outside the steering committee’s capability.
Beautiful Information: Best Practices for Visualizing Data 2 SKYWAY 265 Gennifer Lyon Safety Technology and Data A good data picture clarifies information that might otherwise have been concealed. Discover best practices for presenting data and resources for individuals interested in making their data speak for itself.
Behavior Based Safety and Hazard Recognition 1 MICHIGAN 1B Don Owens Advancing Behavior-Based Safety Show how hazard recognition can be intertwined with BBS to insure observers have the skills to locate at-risk conditions. How to use these skills to eliminate risk during situation centered and behavior observations.
1. Attendees will be able to understand "unacceptable risk"
2. Teach observers the importance of a situation centered observation
3. How to approach upset conditions and the importance of observing them
Behavior Chain Observations 1 SOLDIER FIELD Rick Salazar Managing Exposures & Risks Sequencing behaviors during observations helps track the chain of behaviors and spot the weakest link, allowing for precise feedback. Advanced observers learn a great way to hone their skills.
Being a BAPP Management Sponsor – What You Should Know 4 PICASSO Stan Owens Advancing Behavior-based Safety The management sponsor’s transformational leadership is critical to the success of every BAPP implementation. Discover tools that measure BAPP performance and learn the concepts for forming an effective partnership with your facilitator.
Beyond the Generation Gap 6 MICHIGAN 2 Erika Gwilt & Erika Plumb Safety Leadership & Talent From a preponderance of baby boomers to an increasing majority of younger workers, a demographic shift is taking place. Explore generational preferences, challenges, and common ground to aid in building a collaborative culture in this interactive session.
Brian's Story 3 PLAZA BALLROOM B Jeff Bell Blockbuster Motivations are more powerful when anchored in the human heart. This true story of an accident that took the life of Brian Bell, a student, will open your eyes to what workplace safety is ultimately about.
Bring us your toughest BAPP® questions: An open discussion with Larry & Stan 1 SKYWAY 273 Stan Owens & Larry Russell Advancing Behavior-based Safety Get practical answers to your toughest BAPP questions from two of BST’s most experienced consultants. Join Larry and Stan as they bring over 40 years of implementation experience to provide straightforward solutions to address your most pressing concerns.
Building and Maintaining Successful Teams 4 MICHIGAN 1A Bill Bozzo Team Effectiveness & Engagement What are the characteristics that foster team success and mission accomplishment? Take an insightful look at critical success factors and learn how to build a team environment characterized by individual respect, efficiency, excellent communication, and, ultimately, results.
Building and Maintaining Successful Teams 5 NEW ORLEANS Teg Matthews Team Effectiveness & Engagement What are the characteristics that foster team success and mission accomplishment? Take an insightful look at critical success factors and learn how to build a team environment characterized by individual respect, efficiency, excellent communication, and, ultimately, results.
Business of Being a Steering Committee, The 4 ATLANTA Rebecca Timmins Advancing Behavior-based Safety A steering team is a lot like a business with clients and investors who rely on you to deliver desired results. Using group interaction and unique application of principles, discover how to hone your “business” communication strategy into a powerful tool for engaging management and workers.
Calibration – A Tool for Improving Your Observation Consistency 6 ATLANTA Sylvester Mayo Advancing Behavior-based Safety We don’t always think of safety observations in the same terms as operating instruments, but we should. Like process instruments, observers must be calibrated to ensure accurate data and consistent feedback. Learn a simple approach to calibrating observers.
Can I Learn Transformational Leadership from the Military? 2 MICHIGAN 1A Brian Hood Safety Leadership & Talent 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 5 COLUMBIAN Rick Smith Serious Injuries & Fatalities (SIF) 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 1 SKYWAY 272 Ray Seneca, Daniel Ware Managing Exposures & Risks Risk acceptance is commonplace in many organizations. To combat it, leadership can display Chronic Unease that permeates healthy skepticism about personal behaviors and promote caution in the workplace. Learn methods to build Chronic Unease that will reduce acceptance of risk.
Coaching and Calibrating Observers, with LIVE field practice 2 MICHIGAN 1C Chad Hunter Advancing Behavior-based Safety Learn standard and advanced observations steps, discuss calibration and coaching, and then perform observations and coaching during the SIA conference. Attend the Advanced Observation and Feedback session first, then join us for hands-on practice.
Coaching Skills for Supervisors 5 ATLANTA Rebecca Timmins Enabling Supervisors & Managers Do you want to build effective coaching relationships and improve people’s skills? Identify pitfalls and learn what works in giving feedback, getting agreement, and setting goals.
Combustible Dust Safety through Compliance with the Requirements of NFPA 652 3 SKYWAY 261 Vahid Ebadat Assuring Process Safety Excellence Managing combustible dust requires all components of the strategy—data, PSM, and employee competence—to work in concert. Learn this effective strategy, guided by the standard to the prevention of fires and explosions from dust, NFPA 652.
Common Barriers in Organizational Transformation Efforts 2 SOLDIER FIELD Karl Bossung Building Leadership & Talents In John Kotter’s groundbreaking book, Leading Change, he outlines several reasons organizational change efforts fail. Explore these barriers and other challenges participants face in making changes. Participants brainstorm ideas for how to overcome or reduce obstacles.
Communicating the Value of the BAPP System ̶ Strategies Beyond the Dashboard 4 SKYWAY 272 Luis Sanchez Advancing Behavior-based Safety “Is our BAPP implementation effective?” It’s a common question. But how do you communicate the value of the technology? Learn how to go beyond the dashboard and discover valuable information about the benefits of your process.
Communication: Creating a Strategy that Works 3 PLAZA BALLROOM A Rebecca Nigel Team Effectiveness & Engagement Despite significant effort, many teams see their newsletters used as placemats (or worse). But how do you generate real interest in the process? Learn an empowering step-by-step strategy for delivering your message effectively.
Defining Behavior: Your Key to Unlocking Outstanding Performance Every Day 2 HONG KONG Kathy Culig Safety Leadership & Talent Fundamental to a leader’s success is the ability to target high-impact behaviors linked to achieving outstanding performance and results. Sharpen your skills in identifying and defining behaviors that positively impact the company’s performance.
Defining EHS Excellence: Best Practices from Campbell Award Winners 4 COMISKEY Joy Inouye & Katherine Smith Managing Exposures & Risks Learn how fourteen Campbell Award-winning organizations achieved success in protecting their workers, eliminating health hazards, improving the environment, and conserving energy, all while improving business performance and profitability. Discover valuable takeaways for any organization, large or small.
Desafiando el Paradigma de la Investigación de Accidentes 4 HAYMARKET Guillermo Diaz Serious Injuries & Fatalities (SIF) Conforme la prevención de seguridad ha evolucionado, varios paradigmas han emergido acerca de la investigación de incidentes, tal como “todos los incidentes deben ser investigados”, “cada incidente debe ser investigado individualmente”, y “todos los incidentes deben llegar a la causa raíz y usar la misma metodología de investigación”. Con los hallazgos de nuevas investigaciones relacionadas a los factores causales de lesiones graves y fatalidades, es tiempo de tomar una mirada seria al proceso de reporte e investigación de accidentes. En esta sesión, hablamos de las limitaciones de los paradigmas actuales y la necesidad de cambiar nuestro pensamiento acerca de la investigación de incidentes.
Developing an Observation Strategy 1 ATLANTA Gary Langham Advancing Behavior-based Safety A high-impact BAPP implementation identifies risk and uses observations and feedback to counter it. With a demonstration of the observation process planning tool, attendees discover how to determine their optimum training, coaching, and observing strategy.
Discipline and Safety: 6 Best Practices to Guide You & Common Myths Busted 1 NEW ORLEANS David Musgrave Enabling Supervisors & Managers For many, the question of 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 Cell Phone Myth 4 SKYWAY 273 Paul Angelo Serious Injuries & Fatalities (SIF) Many organizations accept use of hands-free devices while driving. But is it any safer than handheld cell phone use? Learn what neuroscience is telling us about distracted brain and its effect on driving.
Driver Safety/Driving Rodeo's 3 SKYWAY 272 Leisa Hardin, Kyle Davisson Managing Exposures & Risks PG&E’s Road Rodeo is a driving course that tests driver awareness and exposure identification. Discover how PG&E addresses driving exposure and explore their results in reducing MVIs for the company.
Driver Safety/Driving Rodeo's 5 COMISKEY Leisa Hardin, Kyle Davisson Managing Exposures & Risks PG&E’s Road Rodeo is a driving course that tests driver awareness and exposure identification. Discover how PG&E addresses driving exposure and explore their results in reducing MVIs for the company.
Effective Meetings 1 ACAPULCO Lisa Morley Team Effectiveness & Engagement 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.
Effective Use of Personal Bias to Prevent Process Safety Incidents 1 SKYWAY 265 Swati Umbrajkar Assuring Process Safety Excellence Personal biases can cause us to underestimate risks or overestimate system capabilities to control exposure. Discover the effect of biases on decisions and operations and practical steps to overcoming them.
El Poder de la Influencia en Liderazgo 5 SKYWAY 272 Luis Sanchez Safety Leadership & Talent Esta sesión explora los pre-requisitos para lograr la capacidad de influencia.  Discutiremos cómo los líderes de áreas administrativas o aquellos que no tienen subordinados directos pueden influir en la seguridad en toda la organización.  Exploraremos cómo estos líderes pueden influir verticalmente en sus propias organizaciones (por ejemplo con empleados en el departamento de finanzas) y horizontalmente en la organización en general.  Esta sesión participativa provee la oportunidad de descubrir y usar en sus vidas cotidianas comportamientos para influir en forma positiva la seguridad y el desempeño
Exposure Reduction Scenarios – Another Tool for the Toolbox 1 COLUMBIAN Jacque Cooney Managing Exposures & Risks Scenarios can help leaders and employees better recognize and respond to exposure changes. Learn a model for how to develop scenarios, discover the right questions to ask, and discuss points on how to respond.
Facilitator – Leader or Manager, The? 2 COLUMBIAN Jacque Cooney Advancing Behavior-based Safety Are you a current and future facilitator who understand the activities that need to occur but struggle to engage others? Learn the BST leadership model and the art and science of leading while managing.
Facilitator as Project Implementation Manager: How to Make a Difference in Your BAPP Implementation, The 3 MICHIGAN 1C Chad Hunter Advancing Behavior-based Safety One of the most common questions new facilitators ask is “what do I do?” Get answers and learn the critical aspects of successfully managing the implementation of a BAPP initiative from a project management perspective.
Fatigue: A Dangerous Villain 2 WATER TOWER Susan Murphy Managing Exposures & Risks Have your eyes ever been open, but no one was home? It’s no myth; fatigue dangerously impacts workplace safety. Discover the mental and physical dangers of acute and chronic fatigue, including micro-sleeps and change blindness.
Feedback: Making It a Conversation NOT a Sermon 2 TORONTO Ken Karn Advancing Behavior-based Safety We’ve all been a part of poorly framed discussions that come across as blaming, self-righteous, or one-sided. It doesn’t have to be that way. Join us for an interactive look at the “Five Question” approach to problem solving.
Getting to Zero - Really !?! 6 MICHIGAN 1A Greg Robinson Safety Strategy & Change Many senior leaders champion "zero" as a goal, yet some secretly question their ability to achieve it. Examine case studies of organizations that have made this goal a reality and learn a proven path for moving in the right direction.
Growing Your Facilitator into the Staff Member They Need To Be 3 MICHIGAN 1A Brian Hood Advancing Behavior-based Safety To function effectively, facilitators must speak the same language as management although many have never been managers. Explore the relationship between management sponsor and facilitator and discuss how to develop a highly effective team member in this critical role.
Handling Conflict Successfully 5 MICHIGAN 1B Dan Prachar Team Effectiveness & Engagement In this session, attendees learn that when addressed correctly, conflict is valuable and constructive. Learn to improve your effectiveness in conflict situations by consciously selecting your behavior. Learn your conflict resolution style and assess its usefulness.
Hazard Recognition = 20/20 Vision   1 PICASSO Jack Balsamo Advancing Behavior-based Safety It’s easy to see exposure when an injury is “about to happen,” but what about when danger isn’t imminent? Learn techniques for identifying exposure on a more consistent basis and how to provide positive guidance feedback.
Helping Superintendents Become Effective Safety Coaches 4 NEW ORLEANS Michael Hajaistron Enabling Supervisors & Managers Mining organizations often see a breakdown in safety focus when well-intentioned but busy leaders inadvertently encourage risk-taking. Learn a simple, concrete process for developing the skills superintendents need to be effective safety coaches.
How does prequalification help ensure the competence of contractor firms and employees? 5 HONG KONG Styron Powers Managing Exposures & Risks Companies that routinely use contractors run the risk of being held responsible for violations committed by these organizations and their staff. Examine third-party prequalifying agencies that assist with the initial vetting of contractor firms and employees.
How Not to Shoot Yourself in the Foot (What Safety Leaders Do to Hurt Their Credibility) 4 MICHIGAN 2 Josh Mrozowsky Safety Leadership & Talent Using small-group activities, this session explores process leader actions that undermine implementations. Learn ways to prevent the hurt and fix the damage that may have been done when individuals lose credibility, diffuse focus, or fail to act.
How technology trends can impact and strengthen workplace safety 6 PLAZA BALLROOM A Urs Schneider, Tim Boyer Safety Technology and Data Join experts from DEKRA Insight and Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for a look at new technology and the role it plays in measuring and managing exposure and safety in the workplace.
How To Build and Retain Credibility 1 WRIGLEY David Stricoff Safety Leadership & Talent How credible are you as a leader? How much do your employees trust you, your decisions, and even what you say? Learn the fundamentals of credibility as a leadership practice and the steps to build and retain it.
How to Make "Real" Improvements to a Mature Process 6 PICASSO Stan Owens Advancing Behavior-based Safety 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 4 MICHIGAN 3 Byron Faust Building Leadership & Talents 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 Make Your Feedback More Meaningful and Memorable 3 WATER TOWER Susan Murphy Team Effectiveness & Engagement Learn the physiological changes that occur in the brain when effective feedback is used and the power of appropriately worded feedback to strengthen antecedent beliefs. Discover new ways of giving feedback that internalizes safety as a belief.
How to transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 6 HAYMARKET DEKRA Certification Managing Exposures & Risks Learn transitional tips and methodologies to meet the new requirements of ISO 45001 when compared to an existing OHSAS 18001 system.
How to win over CAVE people 3 HONG KONG Kathy Culig Team Effectiveness & Engagement Every workplace has workers who deflate those around them. They're known as CAVE people (Consistently Against Virtually Everything) and their presence can be toxic. Learn strategies to win over even the most resistant and disengaged employees.
How your Organization recognizes and reacts to exposure 1 SKYWAY 261 Claudia Lima Managing Exposures & Risks How does your organization react to change? Discover different approaches to exposure change, how companies evolve toward higher levels of maturity, and how you can influence this within your own organization.
Icebreakers and Activities for Meeting and Training Effectiveness 6 WATER TOWER Susan Murphy Team Effectiveness & Engagement 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 SC Members and Observers Committed 1 SKYWAY 269 Byron Faust Safety Strategy & Change Steering committee members and observers volunteer because they have a passion for safety. But some management techniques can kill their enthusiasm. Discover how to fan the flames of passion within volunteers and learn which techniques to avoid.
Implementando un Proceso de Prevención de Fatalidades 5 HAYMARKET Guillermo Diaz Serious Injuries & Fatalities (SIF) En esta sesión, usted recibirá recomendaciones para la implementación de un proceso de prevención de fatalidades. Aprenderá sobre los factores y variables que se requiere considerar para maximizar la efectividad de su plan. Mediante el uso de estos elementos, usted participará en una colaboración de grupo para desarrollar un modelo de proceso de prevención de fatalidades que puede ser aplicado en cualquier organización.
Implementing a Fatality Prevention Process 4 MICHIGAN 1C Don Martin Serious Injuries & Fatalities (SIF) 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.
Incident Reporting: Utilizing Technology to Track, Trend and Eliminate Incidents 2 GOLD COAST Amanda Erickson Safety Technology and Data Incidents happen. So how can we leverage incident data to prevent others from happening? Explore the Insight Via™ Safety Management System, Incident Reporting Application, to establish a consistent approach to manage, record, track, and respond to incidents.
Incorporating BBS into Maintenance Shutdowns and Projects 3 MICHIGAN 1B Joshua Hook Advancing Behavior-based Safety Marathon Petroleum Corporation Michigan Refining Division, maintained a 2.0 contact rate during a successful plant wide shutdown, where the plants population quadrupled in size. The BBS process known as Circle of Safety had to train and utilize observers from all groups in the refinery to accomplish that goal. Trained observers would be removed from their regular jobs, and their time would be dedicated to nothing but observing.
Incorporating BBS into Maintenance Shutdowns and Projects 6 MICHIGAN 1B Joshua Hook Advancing Behavior-based Safety Marathon Petroleum Corporation Michigan Refining Division, maintained a 2.0 contact rate during a successful plant wide shutdown, where the plants population quadrupled in size. The BBS process known as Circle of Safety had to train and utilize observers from all groups in the refinery to accomplish that goal. Trained observers would be removed from their regular jobs, and their time would be dedicated to nothing but observing.
Increase and Sustain Observation Quality through Coaching 4 TORONTO Uma Chand Advancing Behavior-based Safety In need of a coaching strategy that will improve your observation quality and sustain it? Join us to discover how you can identify the quality issues and develop an effective coaching strategy.
Increase and Sustain Observation Quality through Coaching 6 TORONTO Uma Chand Advancing Behavior-based Safety In need of a coaching strategy to improve your observation quality and sustain it? Facilitators, steering committee members, and sponsors learn a template they can use to develop their coaching strategy.
Influencing Others When You’re not the Boss 2 ATLANTA Gary Langham Safety Leadership & Talent Do you need to get others to do something but don’t have the authority or title to get it done? Learn key leverage points and techniques for influencing others even when you are not the boss.
Influencing SC Members to Live Up to Their Responsibilities 3 ATLANTA Gary Langham Advancing Behavior-based Safety Do your steering committee members miss too many meetings or promise to do something and then fail to deliver? Discover strategies to help improve steering committee accountability, responsibility, and performance.
Influencing without Authority: Using Psychology to Impact Safety Commitments 2 NEW ORLEANS David Musgrave Team Effectiveness & Engagement Discover some of psychology’s most effective tools of influence and learn how to build stronger safety commitments in superiors and shape engaged teams that exhibit more “walk” to match the “talk.”
Insight Via™ Safety Management System and Mobile Applications Overview 3 ACAPULCO Lindsey Johnson & Ashley Groene Safety Technology and Data Just what can a fully integrated SMS do for safety? Explore Insight Via™ Safety Management System and its applications, including: document management, auditing, incident reporting and corrective actions, BBS, training documentation system, mobile capabilities, and more.
Integrating a BBS Observation Strategy into Your HSE Plan for Maintenance Turnarounds and Outages 1 MICHIGAN 2 Mike Harrison, Jason Oudit, Elijah Kiger Advancing Behavior-based Safety Companies spend months planning maintenance turn arounds (TA), but don’t put the same effort into personal safety plans. Learn the steps to develop a strategic process, analyze past data, implement continuous improvement, and sustain outcomes for future TAs.
Is Your Training Meaningful and Memorable? Tips, Tricks, and Traps 4 SKYWAY 260 Larry Russell Team Effectiveness & Engagement Training is an ongoing process, not an event. Discover the laws and stages of learning, how to use sample photos with a message (without the blood and guts), and powerful one-line memory hooks to drive home your point.
Key Concepts in Health and Safety Management Systems: Understanding ISO 45001 1 WATER TOWER Chris Carson Managing Exposures & Risks Set for release in early 2017, ISO 45001 will be the globally recognized occupational health and safety standard. Explore the intent of this new OHS standard.
Kids Safety Squad the Path to a Zero Injury Workplace 2 SKYWAY 272 Tony Jaska Managing Exposures & Risks How has safety evolved over the past 30 years and why is progress getting harder? Explore safety improvement efforts, including expansion of the safety pyramid (not in scope but time) and why safety education should start at age 18.
Leadership from a Safety Manager's Perspective 1 PLAZA BALLROOM A Carey Bennett Safety Leadership & Talent Being a safety manager comes with some tough responsibilities. Join Carey Bennett, former safety director for one of the top grain and barge facilities in the US, and discover the key components to positively building a healthy safety program.
Leadership Skills that Inspire and Motivate Others 6 NEW ORLEANS Patrick McCorry Safety Leadership & Talent It is difficult to get people to shift paradigms about workplace exposure. Learn to stimulate and encourage new thinking and explore coaching and skills development best practices.
Leading from Within - Awakening Personal Commitment to Safety 5 SKYWAY 261 Jim Spigener Safety Leadership & Talent Do you know what you really value when it comes to safety? Presented by renowned BST leader Jim Spigener, 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 5 MICHIGAN 1A Bill Bozzo Safety Leadership & Talent Leaders today are consistently pressured to be more efficient. Some mistakenly perceive this to be inconsistent with their safety goals. Learn how effective leadership and change management can improve both productivity and safety.
Making it Work! Revitalizing a Mature Process! 2 WRIGLEY James Heinzman Advancing Behavior-based Safety Has your process seen better days? Learn how to rebuild a mature process that has struggled and create a high-level plan you can use as a starting point at your site.
Making Safe Decisions(TM) for Teams - Roundtable discussion 4 SAN FRANCISCO Don Groover Managing Exposures & Risks Come and get an early overview of the new Making Safe Decisions(TM) for Teams approach. This session will discuss our approach and gain your reaction and input.
Making Safe Decisions(TM) for Teams - Roundtable discussion 5 SAN FRANCISCO Don Groover Managing Exposures & Risks Come and get an early overview of the new Making Safe Decisions(TM) for Teams approach. This session will discuss our approach and gain your reaction and input.
Managing Your Audits with Technology; in the Office and On-the-Go 6 GOLD COAST Chris McClaskey & Joe Melton Safety Technology and Data Managing audits can be an overwhelming task. Gain guidance on using the Insight Via™ Safety Management System auditing tool to create, complete, track, and manage safety audits from a computer or mobile device.
Managing Your Personal Brand as a Safety Leader 5 WATER TOWER Steven Luttrull & Jennifer McKelvey Safety Leadership & Talent We often hear about managing our personal brand. But what does this mean for a safety leader? Discover how to identify your brand and leverage it to have the impact you desire.
Moments of Truth: Five Critical Safety Activities Every Supervisor Must Do Well, The 4 MICHIGAN 1B Craig Hathaway Building Leadership & Talents There are five critical activities every supervisor must do well to drive a positive safety culture. Learn the five key activities, why they are important, and how supervisors can build fluency in each one.
New Questions for Leaders on Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention 5 MICHIGAN 1C Don Martin Serious Injuries & Fatalities (SIF) Learn the effectiveness of SIF interventions. Explore questions around the development of new strategies that assure the integrity of SIF prevention processes and encourage workers to report all safety incidents and near-misses.
No Name, No Blame”: The Real Story 5 SKYWAY 273 Paul Angelo Advancing Behavior-based Safety Explore lessons learned from experts dealing with the “no name, no blame” aspect of BAPP technology and get practical inisight on how to handle this issue.
Observation Strategies for Utility Crews and Single Workers 2 MICHIGAN 2 Sylvester Mayo Advancing Behavior-based Safety Utility companies often have challenges completing quality observations because having an observer available is just not practical. Learn techniques to complete quality observations with limited resources while maintaining core BAPP technology principles.
Observer Coaching Strategy 5 WRIGLEY Rob Hoyle Advancing Behavior-based Safety Explore the objectives of the three types of coaching, the criteria for selecting coaches and coaching frequency, the benefits of coaching the steering committee as observers, Rincon reports for crediting coaches, and overall strategies, with coaching examples.
Off the Job Safety 6 COLUMBIAN Rick Smith Safety Strategy & Change Safety is not just a concern for the workplace—it extends into all areas of life. Learn how the principles of behavioral science apply equally to off-the-job and on-the-job situations and discover how behavioral science integrates with practical off-the-job applications.
Preventing catasrophic events through effective process safety competence and culture 6 SKYWAY 272 Mike Snyder Assuring Process Safety Excellence Achieving safe operational processes requires a sound management system, high levels of employee competency, and an organizational culture supportive of safety. Explore these three key elements and examples of each.
Preventing Fatalities in the Utilities Industry 6 MICHIGAN 1C James Grant Serious Injuries & Fatalities (SIF) There is nothing subtle about fatality hazards in utilities' work. Explore the underlying causes of utilities’ fatalities, why commonly used approaches fail, and creative approaches that organizations have used to reduce the risk of fatal injuries.
Problem Solving on the Spot: Combining ABC Analysis with Guidance Feedback 2 SKYWAY 269 Kelly Flynn Managing Exposures & Risks 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.
Process Safety Management:  What is it and why do we need it? 3 WRIGLEY Robert Gaither Assuring Process Safety Excellence This abbreviated version of the one day PDS explores the elements of a sound process safety management strategy and discusses the need to differentiate a strategy for process safety compared to occupational safety.
Public Speaking – it’s more than the Stand-up/Speak-up/Sit-down approach 3 MICHIGAN 2 Sylvester Mayo Building Leadership & Talents Discover the simple things that every great speaker must do and do well. Learn effective and practical ways to engage an audience.
Remedies for Steering Committee Meeting Burnout 4 ACAPULCO Dawn Bollen Advancing Behavior-based Safety If your steering committee meetings feel like no one is engaged, then this session can help. Learn 10 simple techniques that will put your meetings back on track.
Resistance is Natural: Understanding and Addressing Resistance to Change 5 MICHIGAN 3 Byron Faust Advancing Behavior-based Safety This session examines resistance as a natural and normal reaction to change. Attendees diagnose the specific resistance they are experiencing and learn strategies they can used to move beyond opposition.
Rewards and Recognition: What has Worked and What Has Not 3 SOLDIER FIELD Karl Bossung Safety Strategy & Change Review case studies of both effective and ineffective rewards and recognition programs and learn implementation best practices.
Rewards and Recognition: What has Worked and What Has Not 5 SOLDIER FIELD Karl Bossung Safety Strategy & Change Review case studies of both effective and ineffective rewards and recognition programs and learn implementation best practices.
Rincon and Rincon Cloud to Support your Safety Process 5 SKYWAY 269 Mike Duzinski & Carla Wenger Safety Technology and Data Learn the functionality and setup options available for customizing Rincon and Rincon Cloud software. Discover techniques to get the most out of the system and how best to integrate and interpret datasets.
Rincon and Rincon Cloud to Support your Safety Process 6 SKYWAY 269 Mike Duzinski & Carla Wenger Safety Technology and Data Learn the functionality and setup options available for customizing Rincon and Rincon Cloud software. Discover techniques to get the most out of the system and how best to integrate and interpret datasets.
Rincon Cloud Reporting Features 4 WRIGLEY James Heinzman & Kelli Gattis Safety Technology and Data Explore the functions available for Rincon Cloud reports. Learn about the reports that help you understand key metrics in your processes, then drill down to better uncover exposure in the workplace.
Rincon Software: Reports and Graphs 3 SKYWAY 269 Mike Duzinski Safety Technology and Data For intermediate and advanced users of Rincon software, this session focuses on how to unleash Rincon’s built-in reporting features and offers a look at how to apply Rincon’s more advanced reporting options using Microsoft Excel®.
Safe Engagement of Contractors: A Management System 6 HONG KONG Styron Powers Managing Exposures & Risks The safe and effective management of contractor resources represents a substantial responsibility and liability for everyone. Explore n the greatest challenges and risks, and examine existing and emerging best practices.
Safety and Lean: Connecting Safety and Operational Improvement 1 SKYWAY 260 Jennifer McKelvey Safety Leadership & Talent There is often a perceived trade-off between working on lean rather than safety. Learn the principles of lean manufacturing and how they connect safety, demonstrating that improvement in work design to reduce waste can also help identify and reduce exposure.
Safety Improvement Top Down - Bottom Up 6 SOLDIER FIELD Karl Bossung Safety Strategy & Change Learn predictive measurements and supportive leadership behaviors that help develop a culture of commitment versus one of just compliance. Examine behavior-based safety at the working interface and leadership's role in culture change.
Safety Leadership: Pilot Studies to Improve Engagement 6 WRIGLEY Rob Hoyle Safety Leadership & Talent Recently, BST participated in several pilot projects that used a combination of group and in-field coaching and the safety pause to drive safety leadership engagement at the working interface. Join us to learn more about results of these studies.
SafetyDNA: An Important Factor in Reducing Exposure in the Workplace 1 GOLD COAST Esteban Tristan Safety Technology and Data Safety DNA is real and can be measured using validated assessments to predict individual “blind spots.” Find out how this technology can develop safer behaviors, improve safety culture, promote safety leadership, and inform hiring practices.
SC Panel: Contractor Safety 5 GOLD COAST Scot Aidt, David Matheny, Thomas Rice Safety Technology and Data How do you share BBS data with contractors? How do you address specific at-risk behaviors? Three major corporations discuss how they partnered with contractors to share BBS data to prevent personal injuries and incidents from occurring.
SC Panel: Developing a Leaders Assessment 4 GOLD COAST David Matheny, Scot Aidt, Christie Godwin Building Leadership & Talents So your Behavior Based Safety Process is up and running with Observers, Coaches and Steering Committee members making personal safety a reality on the shop floor for all employees. But, what about your Leadership? Has a need been identified to develop more clarity within your company concerning the role of Leadership in your BBSP process? Has your Steering Committee discussed how your Leaders can participate, what their roles are, and identify expectations? If not, this panel session will reveal how three major corporations integrated their Leadership into their BBSP without resulting in an “us vs them” mentality.
SC Panel: Is Your Company a 'Cereal' BAPP Offender? 3 GOLD COAST Debbi Whites, Christy Dray, Kareem Owens Managing Exposures & Risks Does your company water down your process by assigning anything and everything to your BAPP team? Learn how to define the scope of your process, decline assignments that belong to others, and stay true to the process foundations.
Serious Injury/Fatality (SIF) Prevention Case Study on Motor Vehicle Crashes 6 SKYWAY 260 Larry Russell Serious Injuries & Fatalities (SIF) Discover how a major utility company with over 10,000 vehicles implemented SIF prevention concepts to redefine the metrics that determine the true precursors that commonly led to their most severe motor vehicle crashes.
Shadow Knows: Creating Flexibility in Your Style, The 4 SKYWAY 265 Gennifer Lyon Team Effectiveness & Engagement Sometimes we act counter to our personality. This is your “shadow” side—the opposite of what you normally do. Explore style and personality, and how to develop the flexibility to go beyond your natural preferences.
Shadow of a Leader: Aligning Leadership Across the Organization, The 4 HONG KONG Kathy Culig Safety Leadership & Talent The actions of leaders cast a shadow in every corner of the organization, coloring culture and shaping employee behavior. Learn how to identify, define, and align high-impact safety leadership behaviors for optimum success.
SIF Exposure Reduction - Strategy & Tactics (our way) 6 COMISKEY Ken Karn & Dawn Bollen Building Leadership & Talents Learn how E&J Gallo Winery realized their real SIF exposure potential, the development and integration of their focused strategy, and the tactical actions needed for comprehensive improvements in the overall safety system.
Soft Tissue Injury Prevention Risk Management for Supervision and Safety Leaders 2 MICHIGAN 1B Rich Blaho & Dan Schissler Managing Exposures & Risks Do your observers, supervisors and safety leaders know what the leading cause for
common musculoskeletal injuries are? On average, 60-70% of work related injuries
are classified as strains and sprains or musculoskeletal injuries.
Common soft tissue injuries like back spasms, spinal disc herniation, tendonitis, and
nerve entrapments are preventable. The key is identifying the risk factors that lead
to these types of injuries and applying practical change.
This session will introduce the importance of a developing a comprehensive
continuous improvement process and integrating it into your observer training and
feedback process to help drive the reduction of soft tissue injuries
Soft Tissue Injury Prevention Risk Management for Supervision and Safety Leaders 5 PICASSO Rich Blaho & Dan Schissler Managing Exposures & Risks Do your observers, supervisors and safety leaders know what the leading cause for
common musculoskeletal injuries are? On average, 60-70% of work related injuries
are classified as strains and sprains or musculoskeletal injuries.
Common soft tissue injuries like back spasms, spinal disc herniation, tendonitis, and
nerve entrapments are preventable. The key is identifying the risk factors that lead
to these types of injuries and applying practical change.
This session will introduce the importance of a developing a comprehensive
continuous improvement process and integrating it into your observer training and
feedback process to help drive the reduction of soft tissue injuries
Spinal Conclusions "The Complete Back Injury Prevention School" 2 SKYWAY 260 Bruce Madsen Managing Exposures & Risks Do you know why twisting and lifting is so damaging to your back? Or why pain is delayed? Gain in-depth knowledge of back anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, common problems, at-risk practices, therapeutic exercises, and preferred work methods.
Spinal Conclusions "The Complete Back Injury Prevention School" 5 SKYWAY 260 Bruce Madsen Managing Exposures & Risks Do you know why twisting and lifting is so damaging to your back? Or why pain is delayed? Gain in-depth knowledge of back anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, common problems, at-risk practices, therapeutic exercises, and preferred work methods.
Sustainability: Keeping your BAPP and SafeAlign change efforts alive and well beyond the first year 6 SKYWAY 273 Paul Angelo Team Effectiveness & Engagement Learn how a formal diagnosis of your process after initial implementation can help develop a sustainability action that reinforces the effective aspects of your process and addresses the aspects that need to be adjusted.
Sustainable Results Fostered by Communicating On Purpose 3 NEW ORLEANS David Musgrave Team Effectiveness & Engagement How leaders communicate has a direct effect on results. Discover how the brain responds to different types of leader messaging and how leaders can secure sustainable business results by embracing communication aligned with applied neuroscience practices.
Teamwork Not Burnout 2 COMISKEY Larry Sylvester II Team Effectiveness & Engagement BAPP teams have a full plate. Learn facilitator tools to allocate responsibilities, provide direction and support, and ensure accountability. Explore additional ways to build skills and ownership of the full steering team.
Teamwork Not Burnout 3 COMISKEY Larry Sylvester II Team Effectiveness & Engagement BAPP teams have a full plate. Learn facilitator tools to allocate responsibilities, provide direction and support, and ensure accountability. Explore additional ways to build skills and ownership of the full steering team.
Terry's Treasure Chest 2 PLAZA BALLROOM B Terry Hughes Blockbuster Everyone has a personal “treasure chest”—reasons to stay safe at work and play. Yet, we often lose sight of them. With humor, wisdom, and personal anecdotes, participants learn to recognize their own motivations with respect to safety.
There’s No Such Thing As Common Sense 2 ACAPULCO Lisa Morley Team Effectiveness & Engagement Improving people’s capabilities around safety requires more than believing they’ll do the right thing—it takes follow through and practice. Learn effective leadership practices that equip employees with the knowledge to work safely all the time.
Training at the point of danger – safety awareness at the workplace 2 PLAZA BALLROOM A Wolfgang Reichelt Team Effectiveness & Engagement Learn the role that training plays in improving safety and look at examples of safety awareness campaigns supported by new technologies such as beacons.
Transformational leadership: Moving from theory to practice 6 MICHIGAN 1B Don Groover Safety Leadership & Talent 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 to transformational change.
Using ABC Analysis to Improve Collaboration 2 SKYWAY 261 Claudia Lima Team Effectiveness & Engagement 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 the practical application of the tool to audience situations.
Using Analytics to Minimize Bias and Luck: Cross Your Data, Not Your Fingers 3 SKYWAY 265 Gennifer Lyon Safety Technology and Data Explore real-world examples of problem investigation using cross-sectional data. Discover the connections between safety data and other organizational data that help you identify meaningful trends, minimize bias, and make real improvements in safety.
Using Leading Indicators on your Journey to Safety Excellence 5 PLAZA BALLROOM A Mike Mangan Safety Technology and Data What can we know about the safety environment before an incident occurs? Learn the types of leading indicators that can be identified and the evidence that exists regarding their validity.
Using Observer Meetings to Connect Observers to Your Process 3 COLUMBIAN Jacque Cooney Advancing Behavior-based Safety 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 4 SKYWAY 269 Kelly Flynn Safety Strategy & Change Resistance is a natural, productive response to change. Contrary to some beliefs, however, it does not have to be a barrier. Learn how to leverage resistance to create a firm foundation for successful change.
Utilizing the Metrics: How to Assess Safety Using an Integrated Safety Management System 3 PICASSO Tim Boyer Safety Technology and Data Explore efficient ways of using safety data with an integrated safety management system. Learn the ins and outs of understanding real-time reports and cross referencing data to get a true picture of safety performance.
Visual Management of Monthly BBS Data 2 SKYWAY 273 Scot Aidt & Christie Godwin Safety Technology and Data With so many ways of reporting performance, how do you know you’re relaying your message effectively? Learn to apply the right metrics to each organizational level and ensure that everyone is getting the information they need.
What Is the BAPP System? (For Non-BAPP Users) 4 COLUMBIAN Jacque Cooney Managing Exposures & Risks Find out what the BAPP system is, review the process step-by-step, discuss what it can do for your organization, and review 30-plus years of data behind the science of it. Everyone is invited to attend this session.
Why Should I Be the Next Facilitator? 2 PICASSO Jack Balsamo Advancing Behavior-based Safety Strong process facilitation means setting the stage for the next leader. Learn how future process leaders can prepare for personal and process success. Anyone with a strong desire to grow into the facilitator role is encouraged to attend.
Workplace Wellbeing: Bridging Safety and Health 5 TORONTO John Dony & Joy Inouye Managing Exposures & Risks Learn how Campbell Institute organizations have started implementing wellbeing strategies, and hear about the successes and challenges they have faced in integrating wellbeing with occupational safety and health management systems.
Your Brain and Your Performance: Key Lessons on Human-Centered Hazards 4 PLAZA BALLROOM B Susan Koen Blockbuster Discover the latest research from brain scientists explaining why we are all at risk for performance inconsistencies. Learn what we can do to mitigate human performance inconsistencies and the associated exposures they cause.
Your Personal Safety Vision -- Developing It, Communicating It and Living It 5 SKYWAY 265 Lisa Morley & Claudia Lima Safety Leadership & Talent Having a strong personal safety ethic and communicating it is important for any safety leader. Learn how to translate your safety ethic into an effective personal safety vision that can help improve safety in your organization.

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