Are We Still Safe by Accident?

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


Judy Agnew 180

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

It has been almost 10 years since the Deepwater Horizon and Upper Big Branch Mine disasters, and ADI’s subsequent publication of the book Safe by Accident?. Despite on-going efforts, safety improvement is slow. Outdated management strategies have undermined some promising safety initiatives of the last decade including sensor technology and the focus on SIFs. Dr. Agnew will demonstrate how embedding behavioral science into management strategy will lead to a step change in safety performance.

Dr. Judy Agnew is Senior Vice President of Safety Solutions at Aubrey Daniels International. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis and has been a consultant with ADI for 27 years. Judy has worked in a variety of industries ranging from mining and transportation to food manufacturing. She has authored many articles for a variety of publications, presented at major safety conferences internationally, and is the author of three books including Safe by Accident? (with Aubrey Daniels).