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Don't Forget the Humans

Dr. Grindle Events
Date: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 10:30 AM

Venue: Appalachian Safety Summit

We live in exciting times! We are constantly bombarded with the newest technology, gadgets, and thought pieces on revolutionary new ways to reach our goals. Like business and many other areas, the safety field is not immune and often gravitates towards the shiny new thing that will revolutionize the field. While innovative technologies can help reduce the risk of exposures thus reducing the risk of incidents or injuries,people are still people. As such, the fundamental components of behavioral technology still apply when we want to reduce injuries and incidents.

What must change, however, is ensuring our behavioral change efforts focus on true organizational needs and goals. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. Each organization must systematically assess their true needs and then identify the key systems and practices needed to reliably achieve the organizations goals. Only then can we strategically utilize proven behavioral technology to create effective and sustainable solutions.

During this presentation, Dr. Grindle will discuss the fundamental features of a behavioral approach and how it can be targeted to improve key safety goals such as employee engagement, serious incident prevention, hazard recognition, safety leadership, and more.


Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Angelica Grindle, Ph.D.