Articles by Judith Erickson Ph.D.

Psychologically safe: Address conditions & states of mind

A company’s culture can be simplistically described as what an organization says it values and how it acts on these values.
By Judith Erickson Ph.D.
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During the past 20 years there has been increasing evidence of the role that corporate, or organizational, culture plays in determining safety performance.


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Safety Culture: The need for evidence-based interventions

EHS professionals must understand the scientific and empirical foundation on which any safety intervention is based.
By Judith Erickson Ph.D.
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A three-year nationwide study explored the effects of corporate culture on the level of safety performance (Erick¬son, 1994).


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Has “culture” become an empty buzzword?

By Judith Erickson Ph.D.
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It seems that no matter what we read or hear these days, the word “culture” is present. 


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What was Heinrich thinking?

New research refutes old assumptions
By Judith Erickson Ph.D.
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For many years safety and health professionals, and the companies that employ them, have been diligently seeking the most effective means of achieving and sustaining high safety performance.


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Challenging Heinrich's focus on behaviors

By Judith Erickson Ph.D.
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Judith A. Erickson, Ph.D., writes that Heinrich’s conclusions about worker injury causes were based on thousands of accident reports completed by supervisors who usually blamed employees for causing their accident.
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