How to Help a BBS Steering Committee Own and Operate BBS Effectively

Thursday • Carson 1 • 2:45 PM


Tom Werner
Senior Consultant
Quality Safety Edge

Track: Implementing BBS

Employee-led Steering Committees are a critical success factor in making Behavior Based Safety a peer-to-peer process. BBS Steering Committees are asked to own and operate BBS by seeking voluntary observers, modeling feedback skills, analyzing observation data, communicating progress, recognizing participation, developing improvement plans, and coaching observers. Serving on a BBS Steering Committee is often a satisfying, rewarding experience, but it is not easy. BBS is never-ending and so requires perpetual steering.

Tom Werner is a Senior Consultant at Quality Safety Edge with over 30 years’ experience in applying behavioral practices in work. Tom’s recent projects include the implementation of Behavior Based Safety processes in FirstEnergy nuclear power plants and in Cargill cocoa and chocolate plants. Tom also assisted CB&I in improving the nuclear safety culture of a nuclear fabrication plant.