Visible Safety Leadership

Thursday • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM • Location: Ryman Studio F


Terry E. McSween, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Quality Safety Edge

Dr. McSween will review several studies on safety leadership and discuss the evolution of different strategies for building accountability. He will discuss the model that QSE uses in planning leadership support for safety improvement initiatives and the elements of that model that are often most important to successful outcomes. Finally, he will illustrate the use of the model in building accountability to create alignment of safety goals across all levels of an organization.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will learn three strategies for improving accountability for safety leadership
  2. Participants will understand the importance of visible safety leadership.
  3. Participants will know two sets of leadership practices that need improvement in many organizations.
Dr. McSween is a nationally recognized expert in the field of behavioral safety. He is CEO and cofounder of Quality Safety Edge, a company that helps organizations improve safety and leadership through behavioral psychology. Dr. McSween is author of the book, The Values-Based Safety Process, and numerous publications and research articles on behavioral safety. He has received numerous awards, including the 1993 ASSE’s Scrivener Award, the OBM Network’s 2001 Outstanding Contribution Award and its 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in behavioral safety. He is also founder of the annual Behavioral Safety NOW conference.