Who should attend: Safety employees, teams, and managers
What they'll learn about: The latest research in behavioral safety

The Appalachian Safety Summit will be held at Appalachian State University - 263 Locust Street, Boone, NC, 28607
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.

Workshops and sessions include:

  • Safety/Life Lessons from Psychological Science: How to achieve a sustainable injury-free workplace
  • PowerUP your Safety Meetings!
  • Got Data? Then use it!: Using your BBS Observations to Assess, Sustain and Evolve your BBS Process
  • Is Business taking Safety Seriously? A look at the Evidence
  • Best Practices and Pitfalls of a World-Class Safety Process
  • Real World Safety: Improving Safety Behavior, Culture, and Communication in an Imperfect World 
  • Are their Gaps in your Safety Systems?  Lessons from Shawshank


Aubrey Daniels, P.h.D
Aubrey Daniels International
Aubrey is one of the top experts on human behavior, specializing in management, leadership, and workplace safety. As founder of the Atlanta-based consulting firm, Aubrey Daniels International, he and his team provide internationally sought-out solutions to help organizations enhance the performance of their employees, while still promoting a culture of safety. 

Dr. Timothy Ludwig
Appalachian State University & Safety-Doc.com
One of Industrial Safety and Hygiene News Magazine's "Power 101" Leaders in the Safety and Health World, Tim applies his expertise in Behavior Systems Analysis, Strategic Planning, and Human Resources Development to design, develop, and implement safety programs for numerous organizations in both the private and public sector. His widely-followed website, Safety-Doc.com, provides readers with empirically-derived behavior-based safety information and is a vital resource for any organization wanting to implement and foster a culture of safety in the workplace. 

Chuck Pettinger, P.h.D
Process Improvement Leader, Predictive Solutions
Blacksburg, VA-based Chuck Pettinger specializes in the use of predictive analytics as a way to improve an organization's safety culture. With over 25 years of experience, Chuck is an influential member of the Predictive Solutions team that provides cultural change services with the support of "big data" to organizations and companies world-wide. In 2016, he was named one of Industrial Safety and Hygiene News Magazine's "Top 50 Thought Leaders for Today and Tomorrow." 

Connie Engelbrecht
Director, TSCApp (Pty) Ltd.
Connie comes with over 25 years of experience in guiding organizations on best practices for a safe workplace that are based on the principles of Actively Caring. As Director of Total Safety Culture App L, headquartered in South Africa, Connie and her team have developed revolutionary software that helps employees report dangerous incidents, while also recognizing these employees for positive occurrences. The result? A safety culture that is proactive instead of reactive. 

Thomas Cunningham, P.h.D
Behavioral Scientist, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
Dr. Thomas Cunningham is a behavioral scientist and the Chief of  the NIOSH Training Research and Evaluation Branch. He also coordinates the NIOSH Small Business Assistance Program and Translation Research Program. His research addresses intervention development and research translation for safety and health applications in construction, health care, and several small business sectors.

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