Why Safety Programs Fail: The Keys to Creating and Sustaining BBS Processes

Wednesday • Crystal 1 • 2:45 PM


Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D.
Process Change Leader
Predictive Solutions

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

Many managers face the difficult task of creating and maintaining a safety culture. There are many methods of initiating culture change, however, many struggle to maintain the momentum of new programs. One of the reasons many programs fail is because they are viewed as programs – short-term initiatives. What is lacking is a cohesive vision and the accompanying strategies to achieve those visions. This session will discuss a step-by-step change management process to lead your organization through change, sustain momentum and ultimately eliminate injuries.

Chuck Pettinger has over 20 years’ experience designing, implementing and evaluating culture step-change initiatives. His major interests include developing large-scale corporate behavior change processes, assessing industrial safety cultures, using advanced predictive analytics to develop leading indicators and conducting organizational Leadership Workshops.

Chuck earned his Bachelors from the University of Florida, his Masters from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his Doctorate from Virginia Tech under Dr. E. Scott Geller. Before joining Predictive Solutions, Chuck was a Senior Project Manager with the Safety Performance Solutions and a Grant Project Manager with Virginia Tech’s CABS, a research and development organization led by Dr. E. Scott Geller.