Conference Schedule

Join the industry's most innovative thinkers sharing insights, best practices and success stories in improving safety and reducing injuries using behavioral technology.

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Monday, October 9th
Registration Open 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, October 10th
Registration Open 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  
Pre-Conference Workshops – Morning 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
#1: Benchmarking Best Practices in Behavioral Safety Programs: Verified Effective
Angela Lebbon, Ph.D., Eastman Chemical, Dwight Harshbarger, Ph.D., Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, Timothy D. Ludwig, Appalachian State University, Safety-Doc.com 
Arboretum 1-2
#2: Introduction to BBS: Using Behavioral Technology to Achieve a World-Class Safety Culture
Angelica Grindle, Ph.D., Quality Safety Edge  
Cottonwood 
#3: Beyond the Plateau: A Systems Approach to Continuous Improvement
Mike Diehl, CSP, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Mac Bell, CSP, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group 
Dogwood
Lunch on your own 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
Pre-Conference Workshops – Afternoon 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
#4: Improving Safety Culture to Prevent Injuries
Josh Williams, Ph.D., Safety Performance Solutions
Cottonwood 
#5: Got Data? ... Then use it! Using your Observations to Assess, Sustain and Evolve your BBS Process
Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., and Dan Preston, Predictive Solutions 
 Dogwood
#6: How a BBS Process Can Drift Off-Track Over Time and How to Reboot
Tom Werner, Quality Safety Edge, JP Martinez, Quality Safety Edge
Arboretum 1-2 
Wednesday, October 11th
Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Area (2nd Floor) 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Window Box
Registration Open 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Exhibition Open 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  
Welcome and Introduction
Terry McSween, Ph.D., CEO and President, Quality Safety Edge
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Imperial Ballroom 
Opening Remarks
Rob Holdsambeck, Ed.D., LCP, BCBA-D, Executive Director, Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Imperial Ballroom 
Making Behavior Change Last: Reducing errors by preventing behavioral drift
Aubrey Daniels, Ph.D., Aubrey Daniels International
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Imperial Ballroom
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area (2nd Floor)
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Window Box
Supervisors’ Safety Competency 
Rixio Medina, CSP, ASP, STS Business Development Director, 
President Elect, ASSE, Past President Board of Certified Safety Professionals 
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Imperial Ballroom 
Actively Caring for People's Safety: How to cultivate a brother's/sister's keeper work culture
Scott Geller, Ph.D., Safety Performance Solutions, Virginia Tech University 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Imperial Ballroom 
Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Imperial Ballroom East 
Breakout Sessions 1 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.  
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area (2nd Floor) 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Window Box 
Breakout Sessions 2 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Break  3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Breakout Session 3 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Thursday, October 12th
Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Area (2nd Floor) 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Window Box 
Exhibition Open 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
General Announcements
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Imperial Ballroom 
Close the Gaps in your Safety Systems: Lessons from Shawshank
Tim Ludwig, Ph.D., Safety-Doc.com
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Imperial Ballroom 
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area (2nd Floor) 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Window Box 
Changing the Safety Culture: What Can We Learn from Community Applications?
Ron Van Houten, Ph.D., Western Michigan University
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Imperial Ballroom 
Eight Years & Two Million Observations Later
Mike Miller, Archer Daniels Midland
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Imperial Ballroom
Controlling Risk In a Dangerous World
Jim Wetherbee, Consultant, High-hazard Operations, US Navy (ret), Former Astronaut, NASA
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Imperial Ballroom
Wrap Up
Angelica Grindle, Ph.D., Quality Safety Edge
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Imperial Ballroom
 Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Imperial Ballroom East 
Breakout Sessions 4  1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.  
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area (2nd Floor) 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Window Box 
Breakout Sessions 5 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Break 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Breakout Sessions 6  4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.