EHS NewsmakersThe goal of the first annual Appalachian State University Safety Summit -- June 12, 2015, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC --is to bring internationally recognized experts in behavioral safety to reach out to regional industries and offer an event usually reserved for the large national conferences. Learn numerous perspectives on building a safety culture that prevents injuries. For more information:


•Motivating the safe behaviors of your employees

• Using checklists and procedures effectively to reduce injuries

•The power of engaging your workplace in safety

•How to assess your safety culture

•Punishment and the blame game

•How to measure and analyze your safety performance

•Behavior-based safety basics

•Thinking strategically about safety

•Q&A with the experts


Dr. E. Scott Geller - Virginia Tech– “Seven Lessons for Effective Safety Leadership”

Dr. Timothy Ludwig - Appalachian State University– “Maturing Your Safety Culture” and “Behavioral Safety 101”

Manuel Rodriguez, M.S. – Aba Technologies Inc. – “Hazard Recognition vs. Risk Tolerance: Tomatoes or To-Ma-Toes?”

Dr. Oliver Worth - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health– “Safety Culture Measurement 101”

Dr. Shawn Bergman - Appalachian State University – “Safety Measures and Analytics 101”

For questions about registration contact Teri Reddick at reddickct@appstate.eduor by phone at 828-262-2530. For questions about program content contact Dr Timothy Ludwig at or by phone at 828-262-2272.