Introduction to BBS: Using behavioral technology to achieve a world-class safety culture.

Wednesday • Carson 1 • 1:30 PM


Angelica Grindle, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
Quality Safety Edge

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

The last century has brought amazing breakthroughs in how organizations manage safety and reduce incidents. However, despite more training, signs, job-aids, and policies, people are still getting hurt. When we analyze why, it is often clear that someone could have done something to prevent the incident. This is our opportunity! Organizations can reduce their incidents by using behavioral technology to increase the consistency of safe practices. Join this session to learn about the fundamentals and key features of a successful and sustainable BBS process.

Angelica C. Grindle, Ph.D. is a Senior Vice President for Quality Safety Edge. Dr. Grindle has successfully designed, implemented, and evaluated behavioral and process improvement systems in a wide variety of organizational settings. Her industry experience includes construction, mining, manufacturing, utilities, oil and gas, automotive, paper, and health care.

As a Ph.D. level behavior analyst, Dr. Grindle specializes in the application of behavioral science technology to improving workplace safety and other key organizational objectives. She focuses on ensuring strategic initiatives align with key processes, are customized to work with unique organizational needs, and are supported by key stakeholders. She is also the co-developer of BBS Essentials®, a product which enables small companies to reduce the time and manpower required to design and implement behavioral safety processes.

Angelica enjoys ongoing affiliation with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), The Risk Management Society (RIMS), The National Safety Council and various state Safety Councils. Dr. Grindle is a sought after speaker at domestic and international forums and has published articles in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and other publications. She also contributed to the book The Values-Based Safety Process: Improving Your Safety Culture with Behavior-Based Safety by Terry McSween, founder and president of QSE.

Angelica received her master’s in Industrial Psychology and her doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University.

When you apply science to preventing injuries, that’s behavior-based safety. —Angelica C. Grindle