Articles by Timothy Ludwig Ph.D.

Build a culture of everyday heroes

September 19, 2012
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
September 5, 2012

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?

July 11, 2012

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
June 6, 2012
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

May 9, 2012

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

April 5, 2012

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?

March 2, 2012

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?
February 2, 2012
One key to an ideal safety culture that drastically reduces injuries is for everyone to take responsibility for safety.”


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Coach first, then discipline

January 25, 2012

What would you prefer: The carrot or the stick? Punishment works and is frequently used in less mature safety programs as a reaction to some incident that hurt someone. 


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Lessons from mowing the lawn

Modeling safe behavior for your kids
January 11, 2012

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. According to…SAFETY DATA.


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