Timothy Ludwig Ph.D.

Timothy Ludwig Ph.D.

Timothy Ludwig’s website is Safety-Doc.com where you can read more safety culture stories and contribute your own. Dr. Ludwig is a senior consultant with Safety Performance Solutions (SPS: safetyperformance.com), serves as a commissioner for Behavioral Safety Accreditation at the non-profit Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS: behavior.org) and teaches behavioral psychology at Appalachian State University, in Boone, NC. If you want Tim to share his stories at your next safety event you can contact him at TimLudwig@Safety-Doc.com.

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How to give feedback

It should be a conversation, not a lecture
We’ve all heard about the “feedback sandwich” where it’s recommended that critical feedback should be sandwiched by positive feedback on both sides.


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Don’t let your exhortations ring hollow

Be disciplined when using words to create action
With more experience traveling around in the real world seeing safety programs in action (or inaction) I realize that words matter.


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A People Based Safety (PBS) program

One of my clients in South Africa (ZA) instituted a People Based Safety (PBS) program about four years back. As you recall this was the time the Football (soccer) World Cup was hosted by ZA in 2010.


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Checklist success: You don't want a pile of identical photocompies

The simple checklist has gotten a lot of press recently.


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Trolling for rule-breaking behavior

But are you missing root causes beneath the surface?
Once my sons and I went fishing with a guide on a chilly day in Florida. The fish were not biting because it was so cold, so the guide threw some “chum” into the water (something like candy for fish), to draw them in, so my young sons could score some catches.


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Be the Change - Nelson Mandela

I had been warmly welcomed to South Africa. We were there to work with a mining construction company who wanted to solve their safety challenge. The immensity of this challenge hit us on our day off while we dealt with our jet lag.


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Who runs the rule mill?

The best bet is when workers create the rules
Rules are designed to keep us safe and are made by well-meaning folks thinking through potential risks in the face of hazards.


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The fear “work-around” to get better reporting

The most effective individual in your company may be the employee safety committee member who has gained not only your trust but has done the miraculous job of bringing together the often-bickering functions of your organization. They can bring together union and management like my dear friend Tim Meier at Marathon Refining.


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Dangers of driving on autopilot

Snap out of it — develop your situational awareness
Autopilot is a nice little nuance of cognitive processing that allows us animals, especially humans, to plan, solve problems, or otherwise daydream while performing routine tasks.


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Thank someone for working safe?

“Absolutely!” says the Safety-Doc
I was in an industrial facility speaking with a mix of workers and managers trying to figure out why personal injuries kept cropping up with some regularity.


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