The Safety in Action Conference Agenda
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    A New Approach to Incident Investigation Strategy
    Track: Supervisor Development | SafeAlign® system
    Speaker: Rick Smith
    As safety prevention has evolved, several paradigms have emerged around incident investigation, such as “all incidents must be investigated,” “each incident must be individually investigated,” and "all incidents must get to root cause and use the same investigation methodology.” With the new research findings related to the causal factors of serious injuries and fatalities, it is time to take a serious look at the incident reporting and investigation process. In this session, we talk about the limitations of this current paradigms and the need to shift our thinking around incident investigation.
      Act Like You Mean It: Presenting with Style
      Track: General
      Speaker: Jack Balsamo
      ”Make your presentations more impactful by understanding your natural presentation “style,” and then learning about and courageously adopting styles that are different from your own. Attendees will increase their confidence level and credibility as their team’s Spokesperson and/or Facilitator.
        Addressing the SIF Potential At Home
        Track: Serious Injuries & Fatalities
        Speaker: Don Martin
        While injury rates continue to decline in our workplaces, the number and rate of unintentional deaths at home are rising at an alarming rate. These events are a solemn reminder that safety shouldn’t end when the work shift does. This session provides fresh insights from BST’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
          Track: General
          Speaker: Erika Gwilt
          Part of being an effective educator/trainer involves understanding how adults learn best. Whether you are involved in leading daily job safety briefings, monthly safety meetings, or training BAPP® Observers and Coaches, or even training other trainers, incorporating adult learning principles into the design and delivery of your meetings and training can help transform your sessions into more effective, significant and memorable learning experiences.
            Advancing the Feedback Conversation: Getting to an Alternative Action
            Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
            Speaker: Steven Luttrull
            During standard observer training, observers learn basic techniques to capture data that supports barrier removal for exposure reduction. This session goes beyond the basics to cover advanced techniques such as effective discussion and questioning that will significantly improve the quality of the observation and feedback data.
              Behavior Based Safety and Hazard Recognition
              Track: Exposure Based Safety™ | EBS™ approach
              Speaker: To Be Announced
              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
                Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                Speaker: Rick Salazar
                One way to improve observations is to sequence the behaviors exhibited while the employee is being observed. Having the behaviors sequenced allows the observers tremendous opportunity for feedback that permits the person being observed to see their chain of behaviors and where the weakest link in their chain may be. In addition we have also noticed that this type of observation helps to focus the observer much more on what the person is doing, and how they interact in their workplace. This course is primarily for advanced observers, and is a great way to grow and challenge established observers to get better. Great method to keep observers from pencil whipping observations.
                BLOCKBUSTER: Brian's Story
                Track: General
                Speaker: 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.
                BLOCKBUSTER: Countermeasures for Combating Social Brain-Centered Hazards
                Speaker: 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.
                BLOCKBUSTER: Terry's Treasure Chest
                Track: General
                Speaker: 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.
                  Building Implementation Teams around Safety Initiatives.
                  Track: General
                  Speaker: Lisa Morley
                  We’ve all been a part of teams that thrive and are successful. We've also been a part of teams that never seem to reach their potential. What are the characteristics that foster team success and mission accomplishment? This session takes an insightful look at those key factors and shows you how to build a team environment characterized by individual respect, efficiency, excellent communication, and ultimately, results.
                    Calibration – A Tool for Improving Your Observation Consistency
                    Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                    Speaker: Sylvester Mayo
                    We use scales and meters to ensure our processes are operating in control, and these instruments must be calibrated regularly to ensure reliability. We don’t always think of safety observation in the same terms, but we should. Observers must be calibrated to ensure the data is accurate and feedback is consistent. In this session, attendees learn a simple approach to calibrating observers that has been used successfully in other implementations.
                      Common Barriers in Organizational Transformation Efforts
                      Track: Supervisor Development | SafeAlign® system
                      Speaker: Jack Balsamo
                      In John Kotter’s groundbreaking book, “Leading Change”, he outlines several reasons organizational change efforts fail. In this session, we’ll introduce these barriers and discuss other challenges participants face in making changes. Then the group will work on a few of these challenges and brainstorm ideas for how to overcome or reduce these obstacles.
                        Communicating the Value of the BAPP System ̶ Strategies Beyond Activity Reports
                        Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                        Speaker: Luis Sanchez
                        Communicating a dashboard of metrics describing the activities of the behavioral or exposure based safety process such as: number of observations, the number of coached observations per month, observers performance, or similar activity data is useful for some. This session provides suggestions of how to discover what to communicate to different members of your audience. Doing so in a strategic way is essential to the continuous sustainability, success and growth of your process.
                          Discipline and Safety: 6 Best Practices to Guide You & Common Myths Busted
                          Track: Supervisor Development | SafeAlign® system
                          Speaker: Colin Hubanks
                          Evolution and Revolution The extent to which the organization is focused on continuous improvement, controlled evolution, and a focus on revolutionary changes that will accelerate the pace of change.
                            EHS Excellence: Best Practices from Campbell Award Winners
                            Track: General
                            Speaker: Joy Inouye & Katherine Smith
                            Learn how fourteen 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. This session will have valuable takeaways for any industry and organization, large or small.
                              Experimental Learning and Communication Through Technology
                              Track: General
                              Speaker: Sonja Bernecker
                              There is ample evidence that training is an effective measure for improving occupational safety. But which kind of training is effective in which situation? This session focuses on so-called learning nuggets or micro-learnings: small units of training that can be accessed whenever and wherever needed, supporting the work process instead of interrupting it. This can be achieved through different technological means; apps and beacons being two prominent examples.
                                Explore DEKRA's Point of View on the misunderstood term of World Class Safety
                                Track: General
                                Speaker: Don Groover
                                Is a recordable/reportable incident rate of .25 low enough to qualify you to be considered world class in safety? Is having a fatality enough to disqualify you? The answer to both questions could be yes or no, the outcome is not the differentiator for being considered world class.  In this session, we will discuss the four pillars of world class in safety and explore and discuss why incident rates are not the deciding factor. Attendees will leave the session with a deeper appreciation of just how difficult it is to reach World Class and sustain that designation.
                                  Exposure Recognition = 20/20 Vision
                                  Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                                  Speaker: Jacque Cooney
                                  One of the objectives of BAPP technology is to increase the employee's ability to recognize exposure. It is easy to see an exposure when an injury is “about to happen”, but is more difficult to see exposure when imminent danger does not exist or someone is lowering the level of exposure by performing behaviors safely. In this session, attendees learn techniques for how to identify exposure on a more consistent basis and provide positive and guidance feedback.
                                    Facilitator – Leader or Manager? How to be a Transformational Facilitator Leading Change in the Right Way
                                    Track: Exposure Based Safety™ | EBS™ approach
                                    Speaker: Steven Luttrull
                                    This insightful session is tailored to current or future facilitators who understand the activities that need to occur, but who simultaneously face challenges in gaining the support and engagement of others. By applying the best practices and styles of the BST leadership model, the facilitator will better understand his or her role as both a leader and manager as well as the art
                                      Feedback: Making It a Conversation NOT a Sermon
                                      Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                                      Speaker: Ken Karn
                                      We’ve all been a part of poorly framed discussions that come across as blaming, self-righteous, or one-sided in nature. It doesn’t have to be that way. Get ready for a lively discussion that helps all observers focus their feedback sessions on problem solving. This session features group participation and the “Five Question” approach to problem solving to provide participants with new insights and best practices.
                                        Getting the most from your Observation Strategy
                                        Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention / Serious Injuries & Fatalities | BAPP® system / SIF
                                        Speaker: Brian Hood
                                        Whether you have always struggled with motivating observers and others to provide effective feedback , or would just like to raise the bar, this powerful session shows you the principles, practices, and strategies for creating a dynamic and motivated corps of observers. Your presenter shows you how to take the guesswork out of observer motivation with a systematic, behavioral approach that helps you identify and remove the barriers to observation and build the skills your observers need to give effective feedback.
                                          Getting to Zero - What are the next Steps?
                                          Track: General
                                          Speaker: Tom Brower
                                          In this session, we will explore and discuss the concept of world class safety and dig into the four primary attributes associated with those who truly fit the label of world class in safety. Real world case studies and examples will be leveraged to discuss how some organizations have worked to achieve world class levels in one or more of these attributes
                                            Growing Your Facilitator into the Leader They Need To Be
                                            Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system / EBS™ approach
                                            Speaker: Jim Heinzman
                                            The BAPP steering committee is staff to the site leaders to drive the behavior-based safety process. To optimize their efforts, they must function effectively and speak the same language as management although many have never been managers. The focus of this session is on 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
                                              Track: General
                                              Speaker: Jack Balsamo
                                              Many think of conflict as something negative and unpleasant, but conflict is a normal part of life and doesn’t have to include confrontation. 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, rather than reacting in habitual, unexamined patterns. Learn your conflict resolution style and assess its usefulness. We discuss all five styles and under which circumstances each one is most effective.
                                                How to engage all employees in safety - even CAVE (Consistently Against Virtually Everything) people
                                                Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                                                Speaker: Kathy Culig
                                                Everything) and their presence can be toxic to your organization. In this 90 minutes session, we will help you identify what — and who — is holding you back from achieving your safety goals. Participants will also learn strategies and techniques to improve their ability to engage and win over even the most resistant and disengaged employees.
                                                  How to get people to see things in a different light
                                                  Track: Supervisor Development | SafeAlign® system
                                                  Speaker: John Dony & Joy Inouye
                                                  Worker wellbeing is not just an emerging topic in the EHS field, but one that is gaining momentum. 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.
                                                    How to Influence Others Without a Position of Authority
                                                    Track: General
                                                    Speaker: Steven Luttrull
                                                    Do you need to get others to do something but don’t have the authority or title to get it done? This session will explore a few techniques for influencing others even when you are not the boss. The target audience is anyone in a role in which influencing without authority would be valuable, even those with a “title”, may benefit by learning key leverage points.
                                                      How to Make "Real" Improvements to a Mature Process Using the Cambridge Research
                                                      Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                                                      Speaker: Sylvester Mayo
                                                      Sometimes BAPP users will say, “Our safety initiative has unique challenges because we are a mature process.” This session describes what a “mature” process looks like, how a steering committee can accurately determine the true “maturity” of their process, what barriers may be holding their process back, and how to develop strategies to make real improvements.
                                                        How to Make Job Safety Briefings Interactive and Effective
                                                        Track: Supervisor Development | SafeAlign® system
                                                        Speaker: Tom Brower
                                                        Leaders often default to the “safety sermon” in their job safety briefings. This session focuses on a more interactive and engaging approach to job safety briefings, tapping into employee experience and engaging them in a discussion about specific risk and exposures, and how to manage them. We will explore a simple five-step process for making your job safety briefings more interactive and engaging. This approach increases the retention of key points and optimizes the likelihood of behavioral change that minimizes exposure to risk.
                                                          How to think about the aging workforce and exposure
                                                          Track: General
                                                          Speaker: Mike Mangan
                                                          The reality exists – our workforce is aging.Within the next 5-7 years, we will have more individuals over the age of 65 in our communities than between the ages of 18-64 in our workplaces. Due to several circumstances, many of these senior individuals will still be working because they need to, not because they want to. Yet, we also know that as we age, we lose some of the vigor, the strength and the quick reflexes that we had in our 20’s and 30’s. This session will discuss how working with the various generations can be challenging when it comes to differences in values, communication, and technological preferences. We'll also cover the differences in working with people’s “physical” abilities as the workforce ages. Questions addressed will be: How is an aging workforce creating new exposures for your workplace? How is it addressed in teams, crews, or gangs? What best practices help to mitigate this exposure?
                                                            How your Organization recognizes and reacts to exposure
                                                            Track: General
                                                            Speaker: Rob Hoyle
                                                            What is exposure and how your organization react to changes? In this session, we'll talk about how companies differ in their approaches to exposure change reflecting different stages of safety maturity. We'll also talk about 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
                                                              Track: General
                                                              Speaker: Susan Murphy
                                                              Icebreakers and structured exercises can enhance communications skills and team building, or simply re-energize and relax group settings. Used appropriately and effectively, they improve learning and create an environment where people have fun while gaining knowledge. This session provides a snapshot of how, when, and why to use icebreakers and other related exercises. Then the fun begins! Actionable exercises are demonstrated with the group to cement learning.
                                                                Improving Behavioral Reliability in Safety on Turnarounds & Major Construction Projects
                                                                Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                                                                Speaker: Joshua Hook
                                                                Plant maintenance shutdowns are among the most dangerous periods for any refinery, particularly when trying to introduce BBS principles to a large group of transient workers. In this session, we present the Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s success story and discuss how its Michigan Refining Division maintained a 1.0 contact rate during a plant-wide shutdown, when the plant’s manpower quadrupled in size.
                                                                  Influencing without Authority: Using Psychology to Impact Safety Commitments
                                                                  Track: General
                                                                  Speaker: David Musgrave
                                                                  Making your mark on those around you requires strong influence skills. This is especially true when those you want to influence and support are senior to you. This session presents some of psychology’s most effective tools of influence and discusses how you can use them 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
                                                                    Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                                                                    Speaker: Mike Harris
                                                                    Companies spend months and sometimes years planning for Maintenance Turn Arounds (TA) and Outages to ensure excellence—on time, under budget, quality craftsmanship, and with zero process safety incidents or impact to the environment. Why don’t companies put the same planning effort into a personal safety plan Using lessons learned at a petro-chemical site that performs three to five TA’s a year, this session will outline the steps to take in defining the problem, developing a strategic process to measure during all phases of the TA, analyzing past data, implementing continuous improvement, and sustaining the desired outcomes for future TA’s.
                                                                      Is Your Training Meaningful and Memorable? Tips, Tricks, and Traps
                                                                      Track: General
                                                                      Speaker: Lisa Morley
                                                                      Training is an ongoing process, not an event. Discover how to leverage the power and impact of your process training sessions—and avoid the traps—with a seasoned BST consultant as your guide. 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.
                                                                        Keep The Passion ALIVE!! Sustaining "Volunteer" Commitment to Safety !
                                                                        Track: Exposure Based Safety™ | BAPP® system / EBS™ approach
                                                                        Speaker: Erika Gwilt
                                                                        Safety activities and initiatives are often regarded as voluntary. Whether safety in your organization relies on BAPP® volunteers, supervisors taking on additional responsibilities, or others in the organization “doing more” – how do you keep the initial excitement alive around your safety processes and actions? Learn tips and gain ideas to fan the flame of passion in those who go above and beyond for safety.
                                                                          Key Factors for the Growth of Your Behavioral or Exposure Based Safety Processes
                                                                          Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention / Exposure Based Safety™ | BAPP® system / EBS™ approach
                                                                          Speaker: Luis Sanchez
                                                                          This session highlights key elements that recent research has shown lead to effective and efficient implementation of processes designed to identify and control exposure. Whether you have a BAPP® implementation, EBS™ implementation or other systems that use face-to-face observation, there are critical factors that lead to success. In this session we will discuss these factors and how to implement them into your current process.
                                                                            Leadership skills that drive Organizational Citizenship Behaviors.
                                                                            Track: Supervisor Development | SafeAlign® system
                                                                            Speaker: Rob Hoyle
                                                                            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. Attendees will also understand the benefits of using a transformational leadership style and key leadership best practices to inspire and motivate others.
                                                                              Leading with Safety While in the Midst of Making Companies More Efficient
                                                                              Track: Supervisor Development | SafeAlign® system / General
                                                                              Speaker: Bill Bozzo
                                                                              Leaders today are consistently pressured to be more efficient and productive. Some perceive this to be inconsistent with their safety goals, however, this is not necessarily the case. The focus of this session is to explore how effective leadership and change management can improve both productivity and safety.
                                                                                Making it Work! Revitalizing a Mature BAPP Implementation
                                                                                Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                                                                                Speaker: Sylvester Mayo
                                                                                Has your process been around a while? Does it feel like the process is fading or better days have passed it by? This session explores how to rebuild a mature process that has struggled for years. The session helps create a high-level plan that attendees can use as a starting point upon return to their site.
                                                                                  Motivating Team Members for Excellent Performance
                                                                                  Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention / Exposure Based Safety™ | BAPP® system / EBS™ approach
                                                                                  Speaker: Larry Russell
                                                                                  Do your steering committee members miss too many meetings? Or promise to do something and then fail to deliver? If your committee members are falling short on the obligations, this session offers you strategies to help improve accountability, responsibility, and performance.
                                                                                  New BLOCKBUSTER: 'Brain-Centric Layers of Protection™: Human Performance Defenses and Countermeasures
                                                                                  Track: Brain Centric Reliability™ | Brain-Centric Reliability™ System
                                                                                  Speaker: 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.
                                                                                  NEW Summer Heat Exposure and How To Plan For It
                                                                                  Track: General
                                                                                  Speaker: Jeremy Hyatt, David Matheny, Veronica Holman, Thomas Rice
                                                                                  Summer time is a fun time but it brings unique dangers that we must prepare for. Join our panel discussion as we discuss various ways to deal with extreme heat and summer weather as it affects a variety of industries such as chemical, automotive, maintenance, and other labor groups.
                                                                                  NEW: Body Language & Communication 101
                                                                                  Track: General
                                                                                  Speaker: Rick Salazar
                                                                                  Do you have well intentioned observers or are you a well intentioned observer with higher than average observation refusals.  Do you feel like you are not making meaningful connections when speaking to your peers? Finally, is there a sense that you are not able to read people very well? You’re understanding of body language cues may benefit from a refresher. Come join us for primer session to learn and understand how we speak volumes with our body language and how to better read your fellow co-worker’s own nonverbal communication cues. Learn how to make better first impressions, be more charismatic, improve your peer to peer interactions, and advance your ability to read people by understanding body language.
                                                                                  NEW: Engagement: The Key to Success In Safety Performance
                                                                                  Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention / Exposure Based Safety™ | BAPP® system / EBS™ approach
                                                                                  Speaker: Mike Harris
                                                                                  In this session, DSM Facilitator Mike Harris will share ways to engage, not only leadership, but in all areas of the workforce. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their successes and challenges focused on engagement and will leave the session with new ideas on how to engage employees at all levels in their organization.
                                                                                  NEW: Improving Safety in the Chemical Industry: Practical Approaches for Integrating Human Performance Reliability into your Safety Management System
                                                                                  Track: Brain Centric Reliability™ | Brain-Centric Reliability™ System
                                                                                  Speaker: Greg Robinson, Mike Snyder, David Musgrave, Renato Prestes (Monsanto)
                                                                                  The chemical industry has typically been ahead of the curve in traditional safety metrics. To further improve, many companies are asking “What’s next?” to achieve even better levels of performance. In this session, our panelists will share their experiences on taking a sustainable and systemic approach to creating a culture that: Aligns on risk taking, Empowers employees to make safe decisions, Prepares leaders to address Brain-Centered Hazards™, and Integrates human performance reliability principles into its layers of defense
                                                                                  NEW: SIF Leadership Challenges and Best Practices
                                                                                  Track: Serious Injuries & Fatalities | SIF
                                                                                  Speaker: Byron Faust
                                                                                  Many leaders embark on an SIF Initiative without fully understanding the Leadership Challenges they will encounter and the Best Practices they need to engage in to insure success. If you are considering embarking on an SIF Exposure Reduction Journey, this session will provide you with valuable insights on how to avoid these pitfalls and insure a successful implementation.
                                                                                  NEW: The Horizon of Safety in the Utilities Industry - Advances and Challenges: A Panel Discussion
                                                                                  Track: General
                                                                                  Speaker: Michael Hajaistron / James Grant
                                                                                  There are many safety challenges and opportunities facing the Utilities industry. This session will include an overview of some of the leading safety advances and how some Utilities are applying these technologies and methodologies to address challenges such as human performance reliability and serious injury and fatality prevention. A panel discussion will follow to assist you in understanding those challenges and how some of your industry leaders are using advances in safety to overcome the challenges. Time permitting, the Panel will address questions from the audience.
                                                                                  NEW: The Management Sponsor Role: What does “effective” look like?”
                                                                                  Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                                                                                  Speaker: Schubert Pereira
                                                                                  Engaging the right Management Sponsor with your process is critical to the success of the team and the process itself. This session covers the roles of the management sponsor, their relationship with the team, and how the team can assist the management sponsor in their role. The session is open to current management sponsors, those that are in-line to fill the role and to steering team members that need assistance in understanding the role of their management sponsor.
                                                                                  NEW: The Surprising Impact of Happiness on Work and How to Build it in Your Team
                                                                                  Track: General
                                                                                  Speaker: Mike Mangan
                                                                                  Don’t worry, be happy!  Easier said than done.  For years, we’ve trained ourselves to think that as long as I accomplish this goal or get to that level, then I’ll be happy.  But the research says we’ve got it backwards.  When we build a happiness habit first, then positive outcomes will occur.  In this session, we’ll talk about the techniques and strategies that have been verified in the research to improve personal, team, and work happiness and the outcomes that result when this happens.  We’ll also discuss how to establish constructive habits and even how to break bad ones on our way to sustainable change.
                                                                                    Overcome the Fear: Dynamic Presentation Skills
                                                                                    Track: General
                                                                                    Speaker: Susan Murphy
                                                                                    Public speaking can be unnerving. The good news is that giving presentations is a set of skills, and as we know, skills can be learned and improved—dramatically in fact. In this session, you will learn basic presentation techniques and tips, and then practice these skills in small, fun, comfortable groups.
                                                                                      Pinpointing Behavior: Your key to prevent the management cliché trap.
                                                                                      Track: Supervisor Development | SafeAlign® system
                                                                                      Speaker: Kathy Culig
                                                                                      Execution The extent of the organization’s commitment to assure 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.
                                                                                        Preventing SIFs - A View From the Top
                                                                                        Track: Serious Injuries & Fatalities | SIF
                                                                                        Speaker: Don Martin
                                                                                        In this session, you will receive a set of recommendations for the implementation of a fatality prevention process. You will learn factors and variables that need to be considered to maximize effectiveness of your plan. Using these elements, you will participate in a group collaborative effort to develop a model prevention process that can be applied in any organization.
                                                                                        Process feel likes its struggling? Run its course?
                                                                                        Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention / Exposure Based Safety™ | BAPP® Process / EBS™ Approach
                                                                                        Speaker: Dawn Bollen, Julie Smith, Blanca Souza
                                                                                        In this session where will share the 4 things we did that dramatically improved our process and has the entire site engaged. We recognized that we literally had nothing to lose (and everything to gain) by improving our processes. This session is designed for leadership, facilitators and steering committee members. All are welcomed!
                                                                                          Propelling Your Safety Processes with Technology
                                                                                          Track: Technology
                                                                                          Speaker: Alison Black
                                                                                          Learn how you can bridge the knowing doing gap in your safety process. This session will highlight how DEKRA’s new safety technology platform will utilize data collected from EBS, SafeAlign and BAPP® to paint a clear picture of your sites exposure.  Using our advanced analytics, we will show you how to strengthen your observation strategy by focusing observations on the right exposure, location and time.  Track barriers to safe performance and manage action plans.  The future of safety data is now
                                                                                            Removing Barriers to Effective Meetings
                                                                                            Track: General
                                                                                            Speaker: Luis Sanchez
                                                                                            Does it seem as if you spend most of your day in meetings? How can you make the most of your meeting time? Are there clear objectives, expected outcomes, roles and responsibilities, action items, and minutes? Here’s a session to help you spend less time in meetings, and to get the most out of the time you do spend by scheduling and conducting effective meetings.
                                                                                              Research Understanding of Observation Strategies: Adoption, Quality and Impact on Results
                                                                                              Track: Exposure Based Safety™ | EBS™ approach
                                                                                              Speaker: Gennifer Lyon
                                                                                              Rethinking observation strategies - surprising research findings. What we learned from studying millions of observations surprised us. The findings will help your observation effectiveness.
                                                                                                Resistance is Natural: Understanding and Addressing Resistance to Change
                                                                                                Track: General
                                                                                                Speaker: Claudia Lima
                                                                                                This session examines resistance as a natural and normal reaction to change. Attendees diagnose the specific resistance they are experiencing and learn strategies that can be used to move beyond resistance
                                                                                                  Rewards and Recognition: A Case Study Review
                                                                                                  Track: Supervisor Development | SafeAlign® system
                                                                                                  Speaker: Steven Luttrull
                                                                                                  Aligning rewards and recognition to elicit intended impact can be tricky. This session discusses the respective definitions of rewards and recognition and provides implementation best practices. Participants review case studies of both effective and ineffective implementation of rewards and recognition programs. Prediction exercises on the outcome of each case and alternative approach development provide practical guidelines for implementation in your own organization.
                                                                                                    ROADEO
                                                                                                    Track: General
                                                                                                    Speaker: Rachel Dugan
                                                                                                    SMUD has used a “Road Rodeo” in Field Meter Operations and Energy Supply to assist with addressing the exposure of MVIs in high traffic roles within the company. A Road Rodeo is a road course set up for employees to drive through with simulated changes to exposure. It checks and tests driver awareness and exposure identification. This session will be a panel discussion focusing on how this company has managed to address driving exposure and their results in reducing MVIs for the company.
                                                                                                      Seeing is Suspect:  Hazard Recognition, Situational Awareness and our Brain-Guided Vision System
                                                                                                      Track: Brain Centric Reliability™ | Brain-Centric Reliability™ System
                                                                                                      Speaker: Rajni Walia
                                                                                                      One critical line of defense in both organizational and process safety systems is front-line employees' ability to detect and respond appropriately to workplace hazards. In fact, effective hazard recognition typically is the first step in a company’s approach to reducing risks and optimizing operational reliability and safety. A significant part of this person-dependent detection/response process involves human vision. But, what if the human vision system itself is a workplace hazard? What if the human brain, in fact, generates hazards that we haven’t addressed in our Hazard Control Systems? This session will explore four Brain-Centered Hazards in detail. The speaker will demonstrate how accurate, consistent and sustainable hazard recognition and situational awareness can only be achieved by first addressing these Brain-Centered Hazards in our workplaces. In particular, participants will experience the difference between our common way of looking at our work situations and Brain-Activated Noticing. Additionally, participants will learn how cognitive (brain) fatigue diminishes situational awareness and hazard recognition, and simultaneously produces higher risk-taking actions.
                                                                                                        SIF Exposure Reduction – Strategy & Tactics (our way)
                                                                                                        Track: Serious Injuries & Fatalities | SIF
                                                                                                        Speaker: Dawn Bollen
                                                                                                        As an organizational leader do you know your companies Serious Injury & Fatality (SIF) potential? At E&J Gallo Winery we didn’t and having our Vice President of Operations attend this conference in 2014 and learn about SIF exposure potential was our “aha” moment. While measuring and monitoring injury numbers/outcomes is central to all organizations and paramount for safety leaders. Today’s reality is that doing just that isn’t nearly enough. Understanding and impacting your organizations SIF exposures is a key to improving your safety system. This session will walk through the recognition of our real SIF exposure potential, the development and integration of a focused strategy, and the tactical actions needed for comprehensive improvements in our overall safety system.
                                                                                                          Spinal Conclusions "The Complete Back Injury Prevention School"
                                                                                                          Track: General
                                                                                                          Speaker: Bruce Madsen
                                                                                                          The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that of all 379,340 strains, sprains and tears that occurred on the job in 2009, 195,150 or 51.44% were to the back, with an annual cost of $100 Billion. That is just the medical cost of the back injuries. This seminar will provide in depth knowledge of the back including, Medical School anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, common problems, at risk work practices, therapeutic exercises and replacement Preferred Work Methods. The most common comment following the training is that they now understand why twisting and lifting is so damaging, and why the pain from lifting incorrectly is often delayed. Fact: A healthy disc will catastrophically rupture at just over 2000 lbs. per square inch from compression but will rupture up to 11 times easier when rotation is added.
                                                                                                            Sustainability: Growing your change efforts beyond the first year
                                                                                                            Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                                                                                                            Speaker: Doug Poole
                                                                                                            BAPP technology improvement efforts and SafeAlign safety leadership development initiatives are powerful change mechanisms that, once implemented, continue to add value and reduce exposure. This session is about how to formally diagnosis the health of your process after the initial implementation. Once a current picture is obtained a sustainability action is developed that reinforces the effective aspects of your process and addresses the aspects that need to be adjusted. Working the sustainability action plans will keep your processes health.
                                                                                                              The Aging Workforce
                                                                                                              Track: General
                                                                                                              Speaker: Bruce Madsen
                                                                                                              How to Reverse the Injury Causing Effects of being a Feeble Older Worker  Fact: The average 65 year old worker misses 4 x more days from their DART INJURY than a 20 year old worker
                                                                                                                The Business of Being a Steering Committee,
                                                                                                                Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                                                                                                                Speaker: Lisa Morley
                                                                                                                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, this session shows you how to hone your “business” communication strategy into a powerful tool for engaging management and workers.
                                                                                                                  The Power of Situation-Centered Observations
                                                                                                                  Track: Exposure Based Safety™ | EBS™ approach
                                                                                                                  Speaker: Gary Langham
                                                                                                                  A good situation centered portion of an observation sets the stage for looking at the right behavioral exposures in the “window of observation”.  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
                                                                                                                    The Value of Credibility: How to build and sustain it
                                                                                                                    Track: Supervisor Development | SafeAlign® system / General
                                                                                                                    Speaker: Erika Gwilt
                                                                                                                    As a manager and leader, how credible are you? How much do your employees trust you, your decisions, what you advocate, and even what you say? Evidence suggests that credibility, defined as the level to which employees find you trustworthy and believable, is a management essential that directly impacts work team performance and goal realization. This session describes the fundamentals of credibility as a leadership practice and outlines steps to build and retain it.
                                                                                                                      Transformational Leadership: Lessons learned from the Military
                                                                                                                      Track: Supervisor Development | SafeAlign® system
                                                                                                                      Speaker: Brian Hood
                                                                                                                      Military leadership may seem like the ultimate top-down management style - but is it really? What can we learn about how to engage and motivate the people we lead? This session focuses on identifying transformational leadership elements and discussing how military leaders have applied them in history. We put heavy emphasis on the leadership training that comes from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
                                                                                                                        Understanding My Brain Behind the Wheel
                                                                                                                        Track: Brain Centric Reliability™ | Brain-Centric Reliability™ System
                                                                                                                        Speaker: Larry Russell
                                                                                                                        In today’s workplaces, employees face many hazards they don’t even realize are present. Not just hazards in the environment, on the roadway, or in the vehicle, but also the hidden hazards that exist inside their own brain. This session leverages the latest findings from the field of neuroscience to better understand the brain-centric hazards common to all drivers.  We discuss how these internal hazards expose drivers to risk of serious motor vehicle crash fatalities and injuries, and what leaders can do to protect workers who drive on the job.
                                                                                                                          Union Leadership: Building Support for a Behavioral Initiative
                                                                                                                          Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                                                                                                                          Speaker: John Dutton, Audie Stout
                                                                                                                          There are times in a union official's term where they must make difficult decisions. Once of those decisions may be building support of a behavioral initiative for safety. In this session, from the perspective of several union officials from the railroad industry, attendees will learn the value of the behavioral approach to safety, what good union support looks like, and how to engage union leaders an management leaders in selecting the right process leaders. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of a panel of union leaders on why they support the behavioral approach.
                                                                                                                            Using ABC Analysis to Improve Collaboration
                                                                                                                            Track: Supervisor Development | SafeAlign® system
                                                                                                                            Speaker: Rick Smith
                                                                                                                            Often people who participate in BST’s Foundations workshop are intrigued by ABC Analysis but cannot benefit from finding creative ways to purposefully use it. This session provides 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 Coaching Skills to Enhance your Safety Leadership
                                                                                                                              Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                                                                                                                              Speaker: Claudia Lima
                                                                                                                              Learn how to build effective coaching relationships to improve skills for safety excellence. Identify pitfalls to coaching, and learn what works in giving feedback, getting agreement, and setting goals. This session is ideal for supervisors and anyone who directs the work performance of others.
                                                                                                                                Using Leading Indicators on your Journey to Safety Excellence
                                                                                                                                Track: General
                                                                                                                                Speaker: Mike Mangan
                                                                                                                                What can we know about the safety environment before an incident occurs? In this session, we'll take a systems view to look at the types of leading indicators that can be identified and the evidence that exists today about the validity of certain leading indicators.
                                                                                                                                  Using Moments of Safety Transformation to drive culture
                                                                                                                                  Track: Supervisor Development | SafeAlign® system
                                                                                                                                  Speaker: Bill Bozzo
                                                                                                                                  In any given interaction there is an opportunity to make a lasting impact in a person’s beliefs and actions. This opportunity is missed if the person engaged in that interaction doesn’t leverage the power of transformational leadership style. This session with outline how to link company safety vision to personal safety to transformational change. The session is appropriate for anyone who wants to be more effective in creating long lasting safety change in others.
                                                                                                                                    Using Observer Meetings to Connect Observers to Your Process
                                                                                                                                    Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                                                                                                                                    Speaker: Jacque Cooney
                                                                                                                                    Observers are critical to an effective process, but sometimes they may feel as if their observations don't matter. Observer meetings are a tool that helps build observer engagement in your process and encourages them to be ambassadors throughout your site. This session provides a deeper understanding of the ingredients to successful meetings that both provide natural opportunities for information exchange as well as position observers as champions for change.
                                                                                                                                      Using Resistance to Change as an Asset
                                                                                                                                      Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                                                                                                                                      Speaker: Claudia Lima
                                                                                                                                      Resistance is a natural, healthy, and productive response to change. Contrary to some beliefs however, it does not have to be a barrier. This session shows you how to leverage that resistance for good in creating a firm foundation for successful change.
                                                                                                                                        Using Scenarios and the Latest Engagement Process to Increase Exposure Identification
                                                                                                                                        Track: General
                                                                                                                                        Speaker: Jacque Cooney
                                                                                                                                        This session demonstrates how, through the use of scenarios, leaders and employees can better discuss how to 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.
                                                                                                                                          What Safety Leaders Do to Hurt Their Credibility
                                                                                                                                          Track: Supervisor Development | SafeAlign® system
                                                                                                                                          Speaker: Tom Brower
                                                                                                                                          Implementations frequently struggle because process leaders have intentionally or unintentionally acted in ways that create problems for themselves. In other words, we sometimes shoot ourselves in the foot! This session includes small-group activities for exploring a variety of actions that are more hurtful than helpful, and it offers discussion and presentation on how to prevent the hurt and how to “fix” the damage that may have been done when individuals lose credibility, diffuse focus, fail to act, etc.
                                                                                                                                            Where to start your journey? Safety Improvement from the bottom up and the top down
                                                                                                                                            Track: General
                                                                                                                                            Speaker: Jim Heinzman
                                                                                                                                            In this session, we explain predictive measurements and supportive leadership behaviors that help develop a culture of commitment versus one of just compliance. We focus on a two-prong approach to changing an organization's culture. First, we cover the bottom-up approach to culture change: behavior-based safety at the working interface. We then discuss the top-down supporting approach, which deals with leadership's role in culture change.
                                                                                                                                              Who’s in Charge: Your Fast Brain or Your Slow Brain?
                                                                                                                                              Track: Brain Centric Reliability™ | Brain-Centric Reliability™ System
                                                                                                                                              Speaker: David Musgrave
                                                                                                                                              What is it about the human brain that can lead to inconsistencies in task performance? The latest research from brain scientists explains why we are all at risk for performance inconsistencies. This session presents a summary of that research and outlines what we can do to mitigate human performance inconsistencies and the associated injury and accident exposures they can cause.
                                                                                                                                                Why do they keep doing that? How Beliefs are Built
                                                                                                                                                Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention | BAPP® system
                                                                                                                                                Speaker: Susan Murphy
                                                                                                                                                For some, ABC analysis does not seem as simple as 1-2-3, but rather intimidating from start to finish. This session demystifies the fundamental concepts, process steps, and language behind this powerful tool for understanding the motivation of individuals to behave the way that they do.
                                                                                                                                                  Why Should I Be the Next Facilitator?
                                                                                                                                                  Track: Behavioral Accident Prevention / Exposure Based Safety™ | BAPP® system / EBS™ approach
                                                                                                                                                  Speaker: Jacque Cooney
                                                                                                                                                  Strong process facilitation also means setting the stage for the next leader. Although teams are encouraged to develop a system for effective turnover, most do not do so; these teams are then stumped when turnover occurs. This session discusses how future process leaders can set the stage for personal and process success. Attendees should include steering team members, observers, and facilitators who have a strong desire to grow into the facilitator role.
                                                                                                                                                    Workplace Active Shooter Training
                                                                                                                                                    Track: General
                                                                                                                                                    Speaker: Michael Meeks
                                                                                                                                                    Description: The course will consist of a brief active shooter history and SMUD’s decision to implement training for their security and employee staff. The presenter will provide an insight of training coordination with local law enforcement and current focus on employees survival mindset should an active shooter incident occur. Information presented will provide safety staff to better plan with management in providing annual training for all employees without having to involve local law enforcement. The presenter will provide information on challenges, solutions, and positive results that were experienced. Presenter Biography: Michael Meeks had 28 years of law enforcement experience as a deputy sheriff. His various assignments include jail custody, gang intelligence, patrol services, academy instructor/staff, domestic violence detective, gang task force detective, dignitary protection, high risk dignitary and contract security services. He has worked and trained with various entities from private sector, local law enforcement to state and federal agencies. Michael has experience as an instructor with law enforcement self-defense, use of force, basic/tactical firearm, emergency vehicle operations course, active shooter response, and dignitary protection. In 2012, Michael worked with SMUD as a contractor to create active shooter response training for their security operations. Michael created a training program to include law enforcement SWAT and SMUD security operations. In 2015, Michael created a training program to focus on providing training for employee’s response and survival mindset during an active shooter incident. In 2016, Michael retired from his career in law enforcement and began his 2nd career with SMUD as a manager of security operations. He has continued his efforts to provide response training to security operations and employees of SMUD. Michael regularly meets with managers and supervisors in various departments to coordinate and provide safety training.
                                                                                                                                                      Your Personal Safety Vision -- Developing It, Communicating It and Living It
                                                                                                                                                      Track: Supervisor Development | SafeAlign® system
                                                                                                                                                      Speaker: Bill Bozzo
                                                                                                                                                      Having a strong personal safety ethic and communicating it is important for any safety leader. This session discusses how to translate your safety ethic into an effective personal safety vision that can help improve safety in your organization. Learn the importance of creating your personal safety vision and how to communicate it effectively in the organization.