Using Behavioral Technology to engage employees and create a World-Class Safety Culture

Grindle workshop 19

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Regency Ballroom AB

The last century has brought amazing breakthroughs in how organizations manage safety and reduce incidents. However, despite more training programs, signs, job-aids, procedures, and policies, people are still getting hurt. When we analyze these incidents, it is often clear that someone could have done something to prevent or lessen the severity of the incident. This is our opportunity! Organizations can significantly reduce their incidents by using behavioral technology to implement systems that increase the consistency of safe practices. 

Whether you are beginning your BBS journey or want to fine tune your existing process, please join Dr. Angelica Grindle, Senior Vice President of Quality Safety Edge for this special event that will answer questions such as: 

  • How does a behavioral approach to safety differ from traditional safety programs?
  • What are the main components and key features of a behavioral approach?
  • What kind of results can such a process achieve?
  • What are the critical components of behavioral approach to safety?
  • What are the steps to designing and implementing a behavioral process?
  • How do you achieve strong employee engagement and ownership?
  • What is the role of leadership in an employee driven process? 

This workshop is designed for individuals interested in implementing behavioral safety processes in their organizations. Providers of consulting services may not attend.

Angelica C. Grindle, Ph.D.

Angelica C. Grindle, Ph.D. is the President of Quality Safety Edge. Dr. Grindle has successfully designed, implemented, and evaluated behavioral and process improvement systems in a wide variety of organizational settings. Her industry experience includes construction, mining, manufacturing, utilities, oil and gas, automotive, paper, and health care.

As a Ph.D. level behavior analyst, Dr. Grindle specializes in the application of behavioral science technology to improving workplace safety and other key organizational objectives. She focuses on ensuring strategic initiatives align with key processes, are customized to work with unique organizational needs, and are supported by key stakeholders. She is also the co-developer of BBS Essentials®, a product which enables small companies to reduce the time and manpower required to design and implement behavioral safety processes.

Angelica is a sought after speaker at domestic and international forums including the American Society of Safety Engineers, Behavioral Safety Now, Safety Councils as well as corporate events.  Dr. Grindle has published articles in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and other publications. She also contributed to the book The Values-Based Safety Process: Improving Your Safety Culture with Behavior-Based Safety by Terry McSween, founder and president of QSE. Angelica is a coordinator for the Behavioral Safety Now conference. 

Angelica received her master’s in Industrial Psychology and her doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University.

When you apply science to preventing injuries, that’s behavior-based safety. —Angelica C. Grindle