Angelica Grindle, Ph.D.


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



Angelica C. Grindle, Ph.D. is a Senior Vice President for Quality Safety Edge (QSE).  Angelica has successfully designed, implemented, and evaluated behavioral and process improvement systems in a wide variety of organizational settings

Her industry/field experience includes health care, food processing, automotive, paper, education, IT, and utilities, working with such clients as Archer Daniels Midland, Kaiser Permanente, Georgia Pacific, Menasha Corporation, and Lear Seating. She is the co-developer of BBS Essentials®, a product which enables small companies to reduce the time and manpower required to design and implement a behavioral safety process.

Angelica’s approach to gaining commitment for employee-led safety initiatives is to designate support behaviors of both formal and informal leaders that reinforce employee involvement, thus maintaining the integrity of behavior-based safety processes.  She specializes in the application of employee-driven safety and quality improvements and is a regular speaker at international forums including presentations at the annual Behavioral Safety Now (BSN) Conference, the International Behavior Based Safety Congress in Bogota, Colombia, SafetyFestMT sponsored by Worksafe Montana, and workshops for the Minnesota Safety Council Annual Health and Safety Conference. She recently received accolades from business and industry representatives in Anchorage, Alaska, for her discussion of “Taking Behavior-Based Safety to the Next Level” and was featured in an online interview on that subject by the president of the Minnesota Safety Council.

Angelica has published articles in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 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.

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