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.
June 7, 2013
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.
May 3, 2013
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?

August 17, 2011
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
August 2, 2011
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

February 8, 2011
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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