Conversation Based Safety

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


Joe Melton, CSHO, SSH
Director of Consulting
DEKRA Safety Management Systems

Taking your culture beyond a form and a behavioral audit that may be lacking meaningful interactions amongst team members. This session will display the science, research and results experienced from a BBS program focusing informal safety conversations with more genuine enforcement. We will display how an organization can shift from their current program with ease and show what results they expect by doing so. The power in the BBS observation is in the positive consequences of a conversation.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Evaluating current BBS programs and Gaps
  2. Strength and results from informal observation programs
  3. Best practices learned from other BBS programs
Joe Melton has eleven years of experience practicing in safety related fields and nine years specializing as a safety professional focusing primarily in Regulatory Compliance, Behavioral Safety, Safety Culture, Safety Management System analysis, leadership development and auditing safety systems. Joe has received a Bachelor degrees in both Political Science and History. Joe also has safety declarations as a Specialist in Safety and Health (SSH) - General Industry, Specialist in Safety and Health (SSH) – Construction and Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) - General industry.