What Research Tells us About Behavioral Safety

Wednesday, October 10, 2022 • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m • Location: Reno Ballroom

Jim Spigener
Senior Vice President

University of Cambridge, Judge Business School completed a detailed research project on a very large sample of DEKRA (BST) sites. The findings both confirm the efficacy of the methodology but break many paradigms about how to implement and resource. This talk will present those findings and conclusions.

Jim Spigener has helped hundreds of companies worldwide to design, prepare, and implement successful safety solutions at every organizational level, from senior leaders to shop floor personnel.

Jim is a seasoned executive coach who helps senior leaders in companies worldwide demonstrably improve their individual impact on organizational safety. He’s coached more than 50 C-suite executives from Fortune 500 companies, developing their leadership skills and working with them to create custom strategies for safety excellence and culture change.

Among his notable successes, Jim trained and coached one global manufacturing company’s top 300 executives. His work helped their executive teams develop strategies that made a step change in safety performance and developed a high-performing culture. The result was a significant drop in fatalities and recordable lost-time injuries.

In addition to working with client leadership, Jim is active in the development of BST seminars. He has participated in the development of “Leading with Safety,” “Enhancing Supervisor Effectiveness in Safety,” and many others.

Jim is a highly regarded speaker who has presented at hundreds of conferences on topics that include, “How to Develop a High-Performing Culture,” “The Role of the C- Level Executive in Safety,” and “Fatality Prevention” among others. He has authored texts, as well as articles that have been published in a variety of industry and trade journals.

Prior to joining BST, Jim worked as superintendent of fire, security, and safety for a Fortune 500 chemical firm where he developed, implemented, and coordinated its behavior-based safety process. Additionally, Jim developed operator and supervisory training programs, and was the company’s internal organizational development resource for self-directed work teams.

Jim is a former steward of the United Steelworkers of America.