Tim Ludwig – Workplace Safety: The Futility of Blaming the Workers

1.0 Type II CE Credit

This presentation was recording at the 2014 Behavior Safety Now Conference in Buffalo, NY

About the presentation:

Want to turn the lights off on your safety culture? Then go and blame the worker. Call out the fact that injuries are their fault … and lose the chance to learn. Instead, approach the incident with a clear understanding of the cause and effect relationships between the behaviors that were related to the risk and the reasons why that person, knowingly or unknowingly, was put in the position to take that risk.

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About the presenter:

Tim Ludwig earned his Ph.D. at Virginia Tech researching the benefits of employee-driven behavior based safety programs under E. Scott Geller. His popular website Safety-Doc.com is a content rich resource of safety culture stories, blogs, research, videos, and services.Dr. Ludwig is a professor at Appalachian State University where he was named a Distinguished Graduate Faculty for his contributions to the nationally recognized Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Human Resources Management Masters program. Dr. Ludwig’s teaching has been recognized with the North Carolina University Board of Governors’ Excellence in Teaching award and he has been inducted into Appalachian State University’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers.  Dr. Ludwig is the chairperson of the Institutional Review Board at Appalachian State.  Dr. Ludwig is currently serving editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and is the past President of the Organizational Behavior Management Network.

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