Articles by Timothy Ludwig Ph.D.

Don’t shrink from building a caring culture

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I had been warmly welcomed to South Africa. We were there to work with a mining construction company that wanted to solve their safety challenge. The challenge was immense.


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Wyoming is growing carrots

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Representative Tom Lubnau sponsored a bill, HB 89, which strengthened Wyoming OSHA’s “Courtesy Inspection” program.


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Build a culture of everyday heroes

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It’s a story we hear too often in our world – “terrorists attack.”


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Don’t outsource the humans

We need their attentive eyes
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Something went wrong…people got hurt. This sounds like the midnight call that all safety managers hate to get. A call that indicates an injury occurred and a whole litany of steps need to be taken: Comfort the victim and family, shut down the area, and deal with the paperwork.


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Built to last: Certifying Behavior-Based Safety?

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On a recent trip to Rome for a conference my sightseeing partner noted: “These people know how to build things that last.” My colleague Mark Alavosius and I were there for an exciting reason, but one that has me perplexed. This will take some explaining.


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Saved by rock and roll

Dad gets a safety lesson from his son
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Mowing the lawn can be a real chore. It is certainly not something I look forward to. It’s also a chore that can be quite hazardous.


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Tackling injury reporting

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He was an NFL player who dominated offenses during his 20-year career. Junior Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot to his chest.


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We're so safe we're losing our momentum

By Timothy Ludwig Ph.D.

Question: “At many of our manufacturing sites we are reaching a point in our safety journey that they are struggling to understand.


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EMPLOYMENT UP! Is your Mentor Program Ready?

By Timothy Ludwig Ph.D.

Today’s good news is that U.S. companies added 243,000 in the past month dropping the unemployment rate to 8.3%.


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Tumbling down the stairs

Who takes responsibility for an injured intern?
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One key to an ideal safety culture that drastically reduces injuries is for everyone to take responsibility for safety.”


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