May 30-31, 2017

Get ready to spend two days with us, learning from the top authorities on behavioral safety. In addition to being informative, our conference will give you the opportunity to network with other professionals in your field.

*May 30th - Pre-Conference Workshops (1:00-5:00 PM)

Safety/Life Lessons from Psychological Science: How to achieve a sustainable injury-free workplace

        E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., Senior Partner, Safety Performance Solutions & Alumni Distinguished Professor, Virginia Tech 

PowerUP your Safety Meetings!  THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

       Timothy Ludwig, Ph.D. Appalachian State University &

Got Data? Then use it!: Using your BBS Observations to Assess, Sustain and Evolve your BBS Process

       Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D. & Dan Preston, Predictive Solutions

TSCApp™ - Hazard Identification in the 21st Century

       Connie Engelbrecht, Total Safety Culture App

How to build a successful blueprint for implementing a safety analytics solution in your company.

       Shawn Bergman, Ph.D., Appalachian State University, Center for Analytics Research and Education (C.A.R.E.)

*May 31st - Safety Summit (7:30AM - 5:00PM)



Is Business taking Safety Seriously? A look at the Evidence

       Dr. Aubrey Daniels, Aubrey Daniels Institute

Are we that Different?  The Challenges of Safety in Africa

       ConnieEngelbrecht & Marnie Engelbrecht, Total Safety Culture App (South Africa)

Simmons, Pitt & Trebek: Using Predictive Analytics to Accelerate & Sustain your BBS Process

       Dr. Chuck Pettinger, Predictive Solutions

Concurrent 1 - Breakout Sessions

Helping Your Team with the Trauma Left Behind After an Injury 

       Dr. Lisa Curtin, Clinical Psychologist, Appalachian State University

Best Practices and Pitfalls of a World-Class Safety Process

       Eric Nickless, FUELS B.B.S. Coordinator (Emeritus), Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Leadership Analytics: Using your BBS Data to Drive Engagement

       Dr. Chuck Pettinger


Concurrent 2 - Breakout Sessions

Near Miss Reporting with Class

       Alfred Gourley, Principle Technology Safety Lead, Eastman Chemical

Is Safety for Sale? Creating Buy-In through Communication. 

       Jessica Whitaker, Principle, Qwork Solutions, Boone, NC

Real World Safety: Improving Safety Behavior, Culture, and Communication in an Imperfect World

       Dr. Josh Williams, Safety Performance Solutions

Integrating Worker Well-being and Sustainable Business Health

       Dr. Thomas Cunningham, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health


Are their Gaps in your Safety Systems?  Lessons from Shawshank

       Dr. Timothy Ludwig, Appalachian State University &

W.R.A.P. SESSION (With a Really Awesome Professor)

It’s all about Actively Caring for People

       Dr. E. Scott Geller, Senior Partner, Safety Performance Solutions & Alumni Distinguished Professor, VA Tech.


World-Renowned Behavioral Safety expert E. Scott Geller will hold a “wrap session” to wrap up this year’s Safety Summit.  Dr. Geller will give us his take on the day’s talks, answer your questions, and challenge us for the year forward.