The Critical Role of Frontline Supervisors in BBS and Safety Culture Change

Wednesday • Crystal 2 • 1:30 PM


Judy Agnew, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
Aubrey Daniels International

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

Frontline supervisors have a crucial role in safety. They are the execution point of safety vision, values, strategies, processes, policies and procedures. Yet they are often the least experienced leaders and are given little training in safety leadership.  This session will explore concrete steps frontline supervisors can take to develop the safety leadership skills they need to increase their effectiveness. 

Dr. Judy Agnew is Senior Vice President of Safety Solutions at Aubrey Daniels International (ADI). With over 25 years of experience and a Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis, Judy consults with businesses to create behavior-based interventions that use positive, practical approaches to improve human performance. Judy has worked in a variety of industries including railroad, oil and gas, industrial chemical, mining, forest products, utilities, food and non-food manufacturing, distribution, transportation and retail. Her work spans diverse employee populations and organizational issues including organizational culture change, reducing occupational injuries, improving sales performance, ensuring food safety, and improving employee engagement. Judy is a recognized writer and speaker in the field of behavioral safety and safety leadership, authoring articles for a variety of publications and presenting at major safety conferences. Judy is the author of three books Removing Obstacles to Safety (with Gail Snyder) and Safe by Accident? (with Aubrey Daniels) and A Supervisor’s Guide to Safety Leadership. She earned her Ph.D.in psychology from the University of Victoria (Canada) in 1991.