Safety Culture 2019 Speakers

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

Judy Agnew is a recognized thought leader in the field of behavior-based safety, safety leadership, safety culture and performance management. As Senior Vice President of Safety Solutions at Aubrey Daniels International (ADI), Judy partners with clients to create behavior-based interventions that use positive, practical approaches grounded in the science of behavior and engineered to ensure long-term sustainability. Judy has presented at major safety conferences, including the American Society of Safety Professionals, National Safety Council and Behavioral Safety Now, as well as other key corporate events. She is frequently interviewed for national and trade publications and published in Professional Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, and Industrial Hygiene News to name a few. She is the author of three highly regarded safety books, Removing Obstacles to Safety (with Gail Snyder), Safe by Accident? Take the Luck out of Safety (with Aubrey Daniels) and her latest release, A Supervisor’s Guide to [Safety] Leadership. Judy is also the recipient of 2011 Outstanding Contribution Award from The Organizational Behavior Management Network, which recognizes her significant contributions to the field of behavior analysis.

Calvin Benchimol
Director of Corporate Development

During his time as director of corporate development for eCompliance, Calvin Benchimol has been instrumental in defining our customers’ journey to a high-participation safety culture. Using big data and deep empirical research, he has helped us look beyond the numbers to understand the human side of safety. Prior to working with eCompliance, Benchimol received his MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona and helped transform the safety culture of a mining and manufacturing environment, as a front-line operations manager.

Carol Cambridge
The Stay Safe Project

Carol Cambridge, the CEO of The Stay Safe Project, is an international conference speaker and recognized authority on workplace violence. She is on a mission to help people and organizations stay safe by being prepared and taking action from a place of strength not from a place of fear. Her career began as a communication specialist in emergency services and disaster preparedness with a Canadian Law Enforcement Agency. Today, 25 years later, Carol has taught over a quarter of a million people how to make good decisions. Through years of studying adult learning, she is able to reach and connect with any audience. She is a trusted source by associations and corporations for delivering a powerful message that inspires immediate action, and her experience through numerous crisis has shown that prevention and early intervention are necessary and non-negotiable, to ensure a safe workplace. No one understands more than she that in these times, it is not if but when an emergency arises. In her words “preparation is what will be the difference in those outcomes.” Highly profiled for her expertise, she is constantly sought by media for comments when workplace shootings and tragedies occur. Ms. Cambridge has been interviewed by: ABC, NBC, USA Today, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation & News Channel Asia In Singapore.

L. Casey Chosewood, MD MPH
Total Worker Health® at NIOSH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

L. Casey Chosewood MD MPH is currently the Director of the Office for Total Worker Health® at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this role, he promotes the protection and improvement of the safety, health and well-being of workers around the world. From 2004 to 2009, he served as the Director of the CDC Office of Health and Safety safeguarding the 15,000 members of the CDC workforce as they faced the new challenges of the modern public health era, including emerging infectious diseases, bioterrorism and other global health challenges. His Office led numerous CDC workforce protection programs, including all occupational health services, laboratory and biosafety programs, environmental and compliance activities, and workplace well-being and prevention initiatives. He has served as the Medical Director of CDC’s three occupational health clinics. His team has overseen a multi-faceted workplace health program providing more than 200,000 encounters, screenings, and health opportunities annually. He has presented extensively on worker safety and occupational health, biological and laboratory safety, international travel medicine, and workplace well-being.

Shawn M. Galloway
President and COO
ProAct Safety, Inc.

Shawn Galloway, president and chief operating officer of ProAct Safety, is an internationally recognized safety excellence expert who has helped hundreds of organizations within every major industry achieve and sustain excellence in performance and culture. He is the coauthor of several bestselling strategy/value creation and safety excellence books and has been recognized as a thought leader and safety excellence expert by many organizations, including the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), and the National Safety Council. As one of the most prolific contributors in the safety industry, he has authored over 400 podcasts, 200 articles, and 100 videos on the subject of safety excellence in culture and performance and is the host of the highly acclaimed weekly podcast series, Safety Culture Excellence®.

Patrick J. Karol, CSP, ARM, SMS
Karol Safety Consulting, LLC

Patrick J. Karol CSP, ARM, SMS, the president of Karol Safety Consulting, LLC, began his safety career as a front-line supervisor with safety as a collateral duty and now involves advising senior leaders on strategies to reduce injury risk. His career as a full-time safety professional includes over 20 years in the corporate safety departments of two Fortune 200 companies and the Federal government.

Dave Lieber
Yankee Cowboy Publishing

Dave Lieber is one of America’s top storytelling experts who specializes in showing businesses and industries how to share the power of their stories. He’s also a columnist for the largest newspaper in Texas, where he has worked as a storytelling columnist for 26 years. A certified professional speaker (one of only a thousand in the world), Dave works with groups like ours to share tips learned from more than 40 years as a daily newspaperman about ways to excite your listeners with your important messages. Stories, properly told, are acted upon and remembered. In Dave’s newspaper column, called “The Watchdog,” he uses stories to expose wrongdoing and right doing in businesses and governments. The author of eight books, Dave launched a charity 20 years ago–Summer Santa–that each year sends hundreds of children to summer camps and helps them with school clothing, books, sports league scholarships and more. For this, he won the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award as the U.S. newspaper columnist who made positive contributions to his community.

Camille Oakes, CSP, SMS, MEng
President and CEO
Better Safety

Camille Oakes, CSP, MEng, SMS is a safety professional with 13 years of experience in a multitude of industries including logistics and supply chain, government and military. As the founder of Better Safety, she consults with companies to employ better training, better culture and better business practices by developing their safety professionals and improving their safety performance. She teaches safety and operations managers to partner with each other so they can figure out a way to do what operations wants, yet still be safe. Oakes conducts leadership training for operations leaders on how to manage with safety in mind. She also works to develop safety professionals through speaking engagements and workshops that include sales techniques, presentational skills, preparation and communicating with non-safety professionals. She holds a Master’s Degree in Advanced Safety and Engineering Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Bachelor’s degree in Safety Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She is a skilled trainer, facilitator and content creator. She is a Past President of the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). She is passionate about communication and engagement of all levels of an organization to enhance their safety management system.


Sherry Perdue, Ph.D.
Senior Partner
Safety Performance Solutions, Inc.

Sherry Perdue is co-founder and senior partner at Safety Performance Solutions, Inc. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. from Virginia Tech in industrial and systems engineering with a concentration in human factors engineering and ergonomics.

In her more than 25 years of experience with Safety Performance Solutions, she has helped hundreds of organizations from nearly every industrial sector improve their safety performance by managing the human dynamics of safety. Her work involves evaluating the safety performance/culture of an organization and then working with the organization to create and implement customized culture change efforts including leadership development, employee engagement efforts, and safety management systems improvements. In addition to work in the area of safety culture change, she also leads other safety-improvement projects such as the modification of work and work environments to improvement human performance and reduce human error (HOP), the redesign of incident investigation procedures to better uncover the root causes of human performance issues, and the design of performance-based gain sharing and incentive programs.

Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D.
Process Improvement Leader
Predictive Solutions

Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., process improvement leader at Predictive Solutions, has twice been named to the list of Top 50 Thought Leaders for Today and Tomorrow by ISHN Magazine. He was recognized for his extensive work with predictive analytics and cultural change methodologies. He and his colleagues at Predictive Solutions specialize in improving safety cultures by using “big data” to predict where future incidents will occur. Throughout his 30 years of experience, he has influenced many safety cultures from around the world and continues uncovering leading indicators to eliminate death on the job, in this century. He is responsible for leading all aspects of cultural change for clients of Predictive Solutions—a fully owned subsidiary of Industrial Scientific Corporation.

Steve Roberts, Ph.D
Senior Partner
Safety Performance Solutions, Inc.

Steve Roberts is co-founder and senior partner at Safety Performance Solutions, Inc. He earned an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from West Chester University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied/Experimental Psychology with a focus in Organizational Behavior Management from Virginia Tech. His specific areas of expertise include the design, implementation, and evaluation of behavior and people-based safety processes, the assessment of organizational culture to guide safety interventions, increasing employee involvement in safety activities, organizational management systems design, organizational leadership development, and understanding and reducing human error in the workplace.

Chris Ross, CSP, CPLP
Implementation Consultant

Chris Ross, CSP, CPLP, an implementation consultant with SafeStart, has been a performance consultant, trainer, lecturer and presenter for over 35 years. He specializes in helping organizations to enhance and change their culture. He captivates audiences with his energy, humor and enthusiasm. He is a frequent lecturer, presenter and keynote speaker for audiences throughout the United States and Canada and has authored over 100 articles. He is one of the most highly rated presenters at the annual ASSP National Conference and has presented workshops and keynote speeches at dozens of national, regional and local conventions.

Where & When

September 18-20, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown Denver Convention Center
1420 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80203

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