Behavioral Safety is More than BBS

Wednesday • Crystal 2 • 2:45 PM


Cloyd Hyten, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant
Aubrey Daniels International

Track: Advanced
One BACB® Type II CE is available for this session.

BBS Systems have been a cornerstone of behavioral approaches to safety for many years, but behavioral methods encompass more than BBS. This presentation looks at two applications of behavioral tools outside of frontline peer-to-peer BBS systems. The first is applying behavioral tools to improve management practices as part of safety culture change efforts. The second is using a behavioral lens to see how organizational systems promote or interfere with safety in order to re-design them as needed.

Cloyd Hyten brings a systems perspective to organizational safety. Cloyd has been in the field of performance improvement for over 25 years, with experience in training and consulting in a variety of settings experiencing performance problems or opportunities. Cloyd has a Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis, and co-founded one of the nation’s best behavior analysis graduate programs at the University of North Texas. While in this academic position, Cloyd started a consulting group that specialized in systemic solutions to help organizations ranging from professional service firms to manufacturing companies to medical clinics improve their performance. In addition to consulting work, Cloyd has been a thought leader in the field, presenting papers at national conferences, serving as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, past President of the OBM Network, and co-authoring a book on improving performance in work teams.