Behavioral Based Safety & Positive Reinforcement - A VALUE PROPOSITION!

Thursday • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM • Location: Ryman Studio G

Don Kernan
Key Behavioral Objectives

"Why management must/should buy-in to BBS!" We'll discuss several topics that will elevate senior management support of a behavioral based safety system.

As a senior distribution logistics leader of a Fortune 100 company my team and I developed a World Class BBS system. Not only were our results accredited by the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, we produced financial savings that management had not previously recognized as associated with employee injuries. 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to "sell" your leadership on BBS.
  2. Calculate the savings you can offer by reducing injuries.
  3. Discover how to use science to reduce injuries.

Don Kernan, President and Managing Consultant, Key Behavioral Objectives. KBO is a step by step behavioral based safety system whose results have been accredited by the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. He also serves the Cambridge Center as an advisor and as a safety accreditation commissioner.

Don has a diverse blend of leadership experience in distribution operations, category management, merchandising, marketing, customer relations, and leading teams through large-scale changes. He provides strong leadership in a broad range of complex business issues with a strong focus on cost effective solutions, workplace culture improvement and behavioral based safety and operational initiatives.

Don was Regional Vice President of Logistics at SUPERVALU, then the U.S.’s third largest traditional supermarket firm. During his 32-year career he served in various operations, merchandising and executive leadership roles.

He began his career with the Wetterau Corporation of Hazelwood Missouri where he managed the company’s most profitable distribution operation. Notable accomplishments include:

  • Leading two distribution centers to national acclaim in a revolutionary behavioral based safety and operational improvement system
  • Led the successful consolidation of $1.9 billion annual sales into a regional distribution center
  • Successfully led multiple consolidation projects capturing millions in ongoing expense reduction
  • Led an enterprise-wide, cross functional team charged with creating a supervisor training curriculum and establishing an intern program for graduates majoring in supply chain services.