Benchmarking Best Practices in Behavioral Safety Programs: Verified Effective

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS) has been accrediting the best-in-practice behavioral safety programs in the world since 2003. Over the past dozen years we have had access to 25 programs that have shown significant decreases in injuries associated with their accredited behavioral safety processes. Because of this exposure to this level of excellence, we can provide data you can take back to your decision makers related to the best behavioral safety practices among companies who are accredited. 

The Accreditation program has allowed us to gather and document the very best practices to share with workshop participants.  Join our CCBS Commissioner scientists, experts and Accredited Program representatives who will share their best practices in practical, transferrable terms.  This panel of experts will provide you with the unique opportunity to discuss a variety of issues common to maturing behavioral safety programs. You will have opportunities to:

  • Discuss your behavioral safety program,
  • Receive guidance on how to improve your program
  • Learn training practices for maximum impact,
  • Discuss the tactics to build and manage employee and contractor teams,
  • Discover the specifics of influential measurement systems, and
  • Discuss variations of behavioral safety in a variety of industries across large and small companies.

Participants will then break out with panelists in small groups to discuss specific issues specific to their behavioral safety efforts.

Attendees will also learn the value of CCBS Accreditation for your program and learn how to apply.  We will ask participants to join the Cambridge Center community in its mission to apply scientific study of behavior toward the prevention and relief of human suffering. Membership in the community will provide continual discussion around new best practices with accredited sites and access to CCBS Commissioners’ latest research and views on behavioral safety. 

Timothy Ludgwig, Ph.D.     

Dr. Ludwig is a Distinguished Graduate Professor at Appalachian State University where he founded and directs the Appalachian Safety Summit which allows safety professionals the opportunity to engage internationally renowned behavioral safety experts in an intimate mountain setting. The next Safety Summit will be held April 2-3 rd in Boone, NC.

Dr. Ludwig has over 25 years experience in behavioral safety research and consulting working with over 50 companies. Dr. Ludwig serves on the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies’ Behavioral Safety Accreditation Commission that reviews best-in-industry safety practices and offers independent, objective feedback on safety programs.

Dr. Ludwig loves to write to get ideas out of his head, he does this through his website, books, magazine articles, blogs, and scholarly articles about his research. His popular website is a content-rich resource of safety culture stories, blogs, research, videos, and services. Dr. Ludwig was cited for the second time in Industrial Safety and Hygiene News (ISHN) “50 Leaders for Today and Tomorrow”. In addition to dozens of scholarly articles that empirically document the successes of behavior-based solutions, Dr. Ludwig is the author of four books. His newest book Dysfunctional Practices that Kill your Safety Culture (and What to Do about it) draws on his experience working internationally with safety programs seeing the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Sigurdur Oli Sigurdsson, Ph.D.

Dr. Sigurdur Oli Sigurdsson obtained his Ph.D. in behavior analysis in 2006 from Western Michigan University. He is currently the Manager of the Quality Board for Higher Education in Iceland. Dr. Sigurdsson is also an Associate Commissioner for the Behavior-Based Safety Accreditation Commission of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. He has provided organizational consultation to hospitals, autism treatment centers, and various other businesses and industries. He has published research in the Journal of Safety Research, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. Sigurdsson's research interests are in the areas of safety-related decision-making and maintenance of behavioral safety processes.