Behavior Based Safety at a Union Coal Mine

Thursday • 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM • Location: Ryman Studio I


Chris Cosgrave
Safety Manager
Westmoreland Rosebud Mine LLC

We will talk about the initial success of our previous program and how it ultimately failed. We will then talk about the process to revamp the behavior based safety program and the re-branding of the behavior based safety at the mine.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. What caused the first behavior based safety program to fail. The dos and don’ts of keeping a program relevant.
  2. The need to get buy in from ALL of management.
  3. How the program was revamped and the importance of getting a committed steering committee.
Chris Cosgrave has been a Safety Manager at both underground and surface mines. He recently transferred to Colstrip Montana to become Safety Manager at Westmoreland Rosebud Mining. In the fall of 2019 Rosebud Mine revamped the existing behavior based safety program, Chris will share his insights on the revamp with all of you that attend this presentation.