Plenary Session

The Safety 2017 Plenary Town Hall: BBS at a Crossroads - Understanding the Human Side of Safety Performance Improvement

sponsored by
ProcessMAP Sponsor

In this time of political transition and potential de-regulation, join some of the biggest names in safety for a spirited discussion on a topic that remains controversial – as we try to find common ground.

While Behavior Based Safety (BSS) remains both popular and controversial, promising new approaches are emerging, such as Human and Organizational Performance (HOP). How should OSH and operations leaders be thinking about these approaches? Has BBS run its course and are we ready for something new? Does HOP remedy the shortcomings of BBS? What are the essential differences between BBS and HOP?

These and other questions will be explored in an open forum dialogue moderated by Tom Krause. Tom will discuss these issues with thought leaders from each approach, along with senior leaders experienced in the use of each method. The objective of the dialogue will be to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.

And, as with past Plenary sessions, you’ll be able to join in on the conversation and ask your questions to our Town Hall panelists!

DATE: Wednesday, June 21

TIME: 1pm-2pm

Town Hall Panelists include:

Dr. Thomas R. Krause

Partner, Krause Bell Group (Town Hall panel moderator)

Dr. E. Scott Geller

Senior Partner, Safety Performance Solutions
Alumni Distinguished Professor, Center for Applied Behavior Systems

Dr. Todd Conklin

Senior Advisor to the Associate Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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