Introduction to BBS: Using Behavioral Technology to Achieve a World-Class Safety Culture

Workshop 2

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA

Angelica C. Grindle, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
Quality Safety Edge


The last century has brought amazing breakthroughs in how organizations manage safety and reduce incidents. However, despite more training programs, signs, job-aids, procedures, and policies, people are still getting hurt. When we analyze these incidents, it is often clear that someone could have done something to prevent or lessen the severity of the incident. This is our opportunity! Organizations can significantly reduce their incidents by using behavioral technology to implement systems that increase the consistency of safe practices. 

Please join Dr. Angelica Grindle, Senior Vice President of Quality Safety Edge for this special event that will answer questions such as: 

  1. How does a behavioral approach to safety differ from traditional safety programs?
  2. What are the main components and key features of a behavioral approach?
  3. What kind of results can such a process achieve?
  4. What are the critical components of behavioral approach to safety?
  5. What are the steps to designing and implementing a behavioral process?
  6. How do you achieve strong employee engagement and ownership?
  7. What is the role of leadership in an employee driven process? 

This workshop is designed for individuals interested in implementing behavioral safety processes in their organizations. Providers of consulting services may not attend.

Angelica C. Grindle, Ph.D. is a Senior Vice President for Quality Safety Edge. Dr. Grindle has successfully designed, implemented, and evaluated behavioral and process improvement systems in a wide variety of organizational settings. Her industry experience includes construction, mining, manufacturing, utilities, oil and gas, automotive, paper, and health care.

As a Ph.D. level behavior analyst, Dr. Grindle specializes in the application of behavioral science technology to improving workplace safety and other key organizational objectives. She focuses on ensuring strategic initiatives align with key processes, are customized to work with unique organizational needs, and are supported by key stakeholders. She is also the co-developer of BBS Essentials®, a product which enables small companies to reduce the time and manpower required to design and implement behavioral safety processes.

Angelica enjoys ongoing affiliation with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), The Risk Management Society (RIMS), The National Safety Council and various state Safety Councils. Dr. Grindle is a sought after speaker at domestic and international forums and has published articles in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and other publications. She also contributed to the book The Values-Based Safety Process: Improving Your Safety Culture with Behavior-Based Safety by Terry McSween, founder and president of QSE.

Angelica received her master’s in Industrial Psychology and her doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University.

When you apply science to preventing injuries, that’s behavior-based safety. —Angelica C. Grindle