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Symposium Facilitator Profile

Dr. Ismail Mohamed Ahmed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
Ismail has over 18 years of experience in mechanical & marine engineering, training and health & safety management. Ismail led a number of safety and health projects including implementation of behavioral-based safety process, safety culture projects and maintaining sense of vulnerability research projects, implementation of safety solutions such as fire retardants clothing. He previously worked as a marine engineer a national company for several years, then joined one large training institute in Bahrain to head the health & safety training department.
Ismail has an undergraduate degree in marine engineering from Southampton Solent University in the UK and a Master degree in Environment, Health & Safety from Sunderland University in the UK. His doctorate degree which was obtained from Bradford Business School in the UK was in sensemaking in dynamic business environments and managerial practices in the oil and gas sector in Bahrain

Technical Introduction of Symposium

One of the biggest challenges in safety is getting people to do what they are supposed to do. There are many resources for keeping you up to date on the latest regulations and state-of-the-art safety equipment. However, none of that matters if the people in your organization don’t follow the regulations and/or don’t use the equipment properly. From skipping steps in a confined space entry procedure to failing to wear PPE at the appropriate time to not drinking enough water to prevent heat stress, getting people to do the right thing is often a challenge. These challenges led to the development of Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) over twenty years ago. Behavioral safety is the application of behavioral research on human performance to the problems of safety in the workplace. A behavior-based safety approach promotes interventions that are people-focused and often incorporates employee observations while performing routine work tasks, setting goals, providing timely feedback, coaching and mentoring.

Symposium Objectives

Develop a clear understanding of human factors

Understand the consequences of behavioral acts and omissions as prime causes of accidents and adverse events

Understand the key role of managers and supervisors in influencing safety performance

Develop skills for identifying, evaluating, and implementing cost-effective solutions for influencing behavioral change

Develop skills to successfully implement and sustain a behavioral change program

Who Should Attend

Safety practitioners

Safety committee members

Safety coordinators

Safety specialists


Supervisors and other operating managers who have management system responsibilities.

Loss control managers

Focus Topics

  • Introduction to behavioral based safety and Leadership
  • Safety Culture and Organisational Performance Management, Supervisor, Employees and Safety Committees Roles
  • Behaviour principles, Motivational Techniques and Workplace analysis
  • Human Factor and Transactional Analysis Accident Causation
  • Safety Intervention Strategies and their limitations
  • Core Elements of a successful Safety Programme
  • Consequence Analysis
  • Hazard Observation and Reporting / Positive Reinforcement

Expected Outcome & Benefits

The significant outcome of this workshop is that it would make an impact towards changing safety attitude and overall organisational culture. Our intervention with goal-setting and feedback measures would produce large scale improvement in safety performance. Though it is a gradual process in foreseeing positive outcome, but leads to average reduction in injury frequency. This results in increase in efficiency, productivity, morale, and profitability.


08.00 AM
08.30 AM


08.30 AM
10:00 AM

Session 1

  • * Introduction to behavioral-based safety & leadership
  • * Safety culture principles & roles of all stakeholders
10:00 AM
10:15 AM

Tea/coffee break

10:15 AM
11:45 AM

Session 2

  • * Behavior principles, motivational techniques and workplace analysis
  • * Human factors and analysis of incident causation
11:45 AM
12:45 PM

Prayer & Lunch

12:45 PM
14:30 PM

Session 3

  • * Behavior intervention strategies and their limitation
  • * Hazard observation and reporting/positive reinforcement
14:30 PM
14:45 PM

Tea/coffee break

14:45 PM
15:30 PM

Session 4

  • * Core elements of a successful behavioral-based safety process
15:30 PM
15:35 PM

Closing remarks

8.00 AM
10.00 AM
Tripp Mckay

Social Profit from Venture (SROI) Gathering

10:00 am
11:00 am
Milana Myles
Art Critic

Marine and Oceanic Government Workers

10:00 am
11:00 am
Gabrielle Winn
Insurance consultant

Home Life Open Entryway Open Occasion of 21

12:00 pm
01:00 pm
Rene Wells
Art Critic

Developing Force Legislative issues of Arctics Motivation

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