A Global Safety Conference
for Leaders Passionate
About Safety at All Levels.
April 3-5, 2019 / Nashville, Tennessee
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Why Safety Leaders
Love the Safety in
Action Conference.
Is Safety in your DNA?
Start making employee safety a part of who you are. From the front-line to the supervisor to the C-suite, safety is everyone's responsibility and Safety in Action is designed to help educate professionals in all areas of safety.

Safety in Action is an experience
that will change the way you approach safety.
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A Safety Conference Built by the Safety
Community for Safety Leaders
DEKRA is proud to partner with safety leaders at all levels and across industries to create an event experience unlike any other.
2019 Steering Committee Details

Charles King

Director of Safety, Health and Environmental
Esterline Defense Technologies
Member Since 2017

David Matheny

Safety Lead Americas EHS COE
Huntsman Corporation
Member Since 2010

Don Owens

Lead Safety Coordinator
Owens Corning
Member Since 2015

Gabriel Magaña

Customer Service Field Technician
San Diego Gas & Electric
Member Since 2018

Greg Byers

HSSE Learning Advisor
Member Since 2018

Jeremy Hyatt

Quality Control Chemist
ISP Ashland, Inc.
Member Since 2018

Kareem Owens

Security Officer
Southern Nuclear Company
Member Since 2015

Ken Karn's

SR. Corporate Safety Specialist
Member Since 2016

Matthew Shanks

Marine Spill Lieutenant-EMT-B
LyondellBasell Industries
Member Since 2017

Mike Harris

SHIELD Facilitator
DSM Dyneema, LLC
Member Since 2016

Rachel Dugan

Facilities, Interior Landscape
Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Russell Emmette

Safety Facilitator
Jarden Zinc Products
Member Since 2018

Schubert Pereira

Implementation Leader
Member Since 2018

Thomas Rice

Safety Coordinator
International Paper Co
Member Since 2013

Veronica Holman

Production Group Leader
Toyota Motor Manufacturing
Member Since 2016

“I had an amazing time at Safety in Action! It’s so great to meet other people and connect the dots for safety across industries”

Alan, ExxonMobil

“I had an amazing time at Safety in Action! It’s so great to meet other people and connect the dots for safety across industries”

Alan, ExxonMobil


A unique one day event designed for leaders shaping the future of safety at work.

Leaders play a critical role in the safety of their organizations and undoubtedly influence the success of its safety culture. Organizations with strong leadership commitment have lower injury and fatality rates and move closer to a zero- injury culture.

This year the topic in focus is Human Performance Reliability. Join leaders from around the world in Nashville to explore and incorporate a science-based approach to Human Performance Reliability. Learn about how you can impact improvements in error reduction and reduce related impact as we talk brains and safe decision making.


Keynote Speaker

The Hero Effect™: Being Your
Best When it Matters the Most!
Kevin Brown

Blockbuster Sessions

Terry's Treasure Chest
Terry Hughes
Everyone has a personal "treasure chest" or reasons to stay safe at work or at play. Yet, we often lose sight of these when we make safety-related decisions based on luck or "what we don't know." This engaging session uses humor, wisdom, and personal anecdotes, including a family tragedy, to help participants learn to recognize their own motivations with respect to safety and refine their thinking and actions to protect themselves and others.
Brian's Story
Jeff Bell
Motivations are more powerful when they are anchored in the depths of the human heart. This true story of an accident that took the life of Brian Bell, a college student with less than a week left on his junior-senior summer job, will open your eyes to what workplace safety is ultimately about. This was a behavioral accident and could have been prevented by a safety observation. Drawing comparisons between the workplace and a war zone, Jeff Bell emphasizes, with a father's intensity, the value of behavior-based safety.
Countermeasures for Combating Social Brain-Centered Hazards
Phillip Belcher
'Too many serious injuries and fatalities result from co-workers agreeing to take shortcuts in procedures or looking the other way when someone takes a risk on the job. This session presents the clear contrasts between the Groupthink Hazard at work and True Teamwork Strategies. Participants will have an opportunity to practice one or two of these techniques, so they can return to work with greater capability to power teamwork in their operations.'
'Brain-Centric Layers of Protection™: Human Performance Defenses and Countermeasures
David Musgrave
Organizations commonly put controls in place to address typical workplace exposures that can cause harm. They also attempt to make use of human performance tools and other measures that aim to address human error. Unfortunately, these efforts often don't yield tangible sustained results including the absence of unplanned events including injuries. In this session, we examine through the lens of neuroscience how human error can manifest within the work system. We explore solutions to alter work to better suit the human brain for optimal human performance reliability.

The Safety in Action Conference hosts
nearly 100 action packed sessions.

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Safety Showcase

Show Off Your Safety Process

Give your safety process the recognition it deserves! The Safety in Action Conference is all about sharing best practices and learning from industry leaders and peers. Presenting teams receive complimentary booth space at the Safety Showcase. Come show off your safety process!

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