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Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts, Ph.D.

Senior Partner, Safety Performance Solutions, Inc.

Steve Roberts, PhD, is cofounder and senior partner at Safety Performance Solutions. He earned a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech with a focus in Organizational Behavior Management. For the past 30 years, his areas of expertise include the implementation and evaluation of behavior and people-based safety processes, assessment of organizational culture, management systems design, organizational leadership, and reducing human error.

Roberts taught the ASSE Seminarfest course People-Based Safety each year from 2005 to 2018 and again in 2021 when it transitioned to ASSP SafetyFOCUS. Roberts authored the book chapter “Actively Caring for Occupational Safety: Preventing Injuries with People Based Safety,” in Scott Geller’s 2013 book Actively Caring for People.

Roberts is also lead author for the book chapter “Principles of Behavior-Based Safety” in the Handbook of Safety Principles, edited by Niklas Möller in 2018. Roberts was named among the “50 Top Safety Leaders” by ISHN News, is a regular keynote speaker, and consults with clients across all industry types.