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Dr. Ludwig on Safety Culture Change, Bogota, Columbia

Dr. Ludwig is a dynamic and an award-winning inspirational speaker with a career of workshops and keynote speeches all over the world.  

Have the Safety-Doc speak at your safety event. He specializes in engaging your audience with provocotive safety stories based on a lifetime visiting worksites around the globe and developing fun instructional content based on his 25 years of research in behavioral science.

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See for yourself … 

Video Clips on Strategic Safety  

Video Clips on Learning Safety from my Kids

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Dr. Ludwig  can speak on many Safety topics depending on your audience's interest.


Below Zero

That “Zero Harm” goal on all the posters may seem insurmountable. A more fruitful path is to get to the numbers behind the number… a path to get you Below Zero. Let’s learn how some companies achieve Below Zero.

The Checklist Manifested

The Checklist Manifested:  Building integrity in Process Safety

If checklists are to be effective as behavior-management tools, you must manage the behavior of using checklists! Learn how to increase the Integrity of Procedure Use and Checklists.

Safety Teaching From Kidz

All I know about Safety I Learned from my Kids.  How a discipline culture should be replaced by a reinforcing culture that facilitates Actively Caring for others.

NASA Newsletter article on Kidz Speech

Video Clips on Learning about Reinforcing Safety from my Kids


Its not my car: Employee participation in Safety

Its Not My Car:  The Participation Factor.  Ownership must be facilitated in any Safety Culture Change.  Through stories and real-world examples, we'll take a journey though ownership, self-determination, and discretionary behaviors

Cant fix stupid

You Can't Fix Stupid:  Turn the Lights Back On

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.  


“Perfect for Managers!!"

"Thank you again for your presentation last week.  Just this morning, I actually applied the key points that I learned from your presentation on the damaging effects of labeling and will hopefully generate an insightful, “reflective” conversation."



Strategic Leadership of Safety Cultures: Forward on all Fronts.

Understanding variance around risk, managing the fronts to implement a successful BBS program, and how Behavior-Based Safety leads to positive culture change  (also available as a workshop)...and maybe I'll throw a bomb in the middle of the room

Video Clips on Strategic Safety 

Lone Worker-Autopilot

Driving Lone Workers toward Situational Awareness

This fluency training can result in the development of new driving-related behaviors and situational awareness that can drastically reduce vehicle incidents.  But, the little secret here is that fluency training can be successfully used on any high-risk task … lone worker or not.


Assessing Safety Culture: How to Know What You May Not Know 

You can’t manage what you can’t measure. Reaching a world-class safety culture requires reliable tools to gauge your current strengths and weaknesses, direct your improvement efforts, and measure results. This presentation will present modern definitions of safety culture and provide examples of how to use safety culture surveys, employee interviews, management systems assessments, and behavioral assessments. Assessment techniques will focus on all levels of the organization, including hourly employees, safety committee members, supervisors, and senior leaders. Empirical research will be presented to point out which Safety Management Systems, employee behaviors, and management behaviors exert the most influence in safety cultures.  Case studies will be presented to illustrate the use of these assessment techniques for identifying improvement opportunities and the development of interventions to build the safety culture.

Train and Hope

Stop “Train and Hope": Instructional Design to Shape Behavior

Performance-based instruction (PBI) enables trainees to achieve high levels of performance quickly. It directly links training to business results by focusing on desired job results and leading performance, then working backward to engineer training to enable learners to achieve these results. SHOW: Learners are oriented through guided observation (why worth doing, what it accomplishes, how to do it.  DO: They learn to do what they have observed by guided practice.  APPLY: They demonstrate mastery before being turned loose on the job

Research behind Behavioral Safety

Research Behind Behavioral Safety:Reviewing the foundational research studies and key case studies  that built modern Behavior Based Safety.


Behavioral Safety 101. An Evidence-Based Practice.   

Behavioral Safety has been used effectively for over 40 years to reduce injury and human suffering in a multitude of industries all around the world.  Behavioral Safety evolved from the findings of Behavioral Science whose research has supported innovations in the field over the decades.  Additionally, The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies has been documenting the best practices in Behavioral Safety for the past 10 years and has Accredited over 25 companies for their demonstrated effectiveness in reducing injuries using the principles of behavioral science.  This presentation will present the science behind behavioral safety as well as how to design, implement and evaluate an employee-based observation and feedback process.  Best practices from the Cambridge Center Accreditation program will also be presented.  Who knows, we may even see some cars get crushed. 


Dr. Ludwig’s recent Keynote Speeches

Enform Petroleum Safety Conference.  Banff, Alberta, Canada.

5th and 6th European Conference on Behavior Based Safety and Applied Behavior Analysis. Rome, Italy (5th); Verona, Italy (6th).

Union Pacific Total Safety Culture Meetings, Houston, TX, USA

Marathon Petroleum Safety Awards, Robinson, IL, USA

FMC Corporataion, HSE Summit, Miami, FL, USA

Fairbanks Morse Engine Annual HSE Summit

Schlumberger HSE Meetings, Dubai, UAE

Safety Week Keynote, Langley Research Center, NASA, Langley, VA, USA  NASA Newsletter article on Kidz Speech

Newell-Rubbermaid, Safety Strategy Week, Atlanta, GA, USA

HSE Transformational Leadership, Abuja, Nigeria

HSE Transformational Leadership for the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry, Abuja, Nigeria


My Dear Tim, It may interest you to know that as an Organization, the Safety Culture you helped us raised has steadily improved significantly from where you left us. Our sincere appreciations again and again. Rabiu Suleiman (FNSChE, FISPoN)

Chinese Safety Culture Conference

5th Annual Safety Culture Forum at Beijing, China

 International Symposium on Behavior-based Safety and Safety Management, Beijing, China;

Dr. Ludwig speaking on Safety Culture

Occupational Health & Safety Management Summit, Bogota, Columbia;  

People-Based Safety in Africa Conference, Johanassburg, South Africa.

International Conference on Occupational Risk Prevention, A Coruna, Spain;

AmCham's Health Safety and Environment Conference & Exhibition, Trinidad and Tobego;

Behavioral Safety Now (multiple years);

Behavior Management Training Leadership Conference, Darington, United Kingdom;

People-Based Safety Conference (multiple years);

and at Behavior Analysis conferences throughout the United States.

NASA Newletter Article on "Kidz"
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