Articles by Timothy Ludwig Ph.D.

After you've picked the low-hanging fruit...

Improving safety becomes more difficult

What are two practices that characterize companies with the best safety records?


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Labor Day reflection

In my first safety blog I’m going to reflect on Labor Day. This Labor Day I watched Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero about the group of workers racing to complete the September 11 Memorial by the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 (this weekend).


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Correcting misconceptions about behavior-based safety

I'd like to correct some common misconceptions about behavior-based safety (BBS) that I saw in a recent ISHN web exclusive article.


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It's all about ownership

I get asked to visit companies and “diagnose” why their behavioral safety program has “lost steam” or never got off the ground to begin with. Inevitably I find the whole shebang is being run by the safety department and a few anointed safety enthusiasts who do all the observations.
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What you learn from falling on your butt

You know you’re a safety geek when you slip and land on your butt on the bathroom floor in a factory’s front office thinking, “What at-risk behavior did I do to earn this bruise?”


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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

12/2/14 2:00 pm EST

The Cause and Cure for Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a serious issue. This webinar will explore the types and sources of driver distraction, human factors that lead to distraction and the effect current laws have on the problem.

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2014 November

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