Hardwired Inhibitions: Hidden Forces that Keep Us Silent in the Face of Disaster (C4C)

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A recent study has revealed that only 39 percent of people speak up when they witness something they consider to be unsafe. Why is it such a large percentage of workers remain silent when they or their coworkers are exposed to danger? The RAD Group's Phillip Ragain, uncovers the real reasons why many stay silent in the face of danger and provides some insight in what safety managers can do to improve safety intervention at their organization.


  • About real-world stories and situations that reveal the true motivations behind being silent when it comes to safety intervention.
  • Why stop work authority isn't enough to motivate workers to speak up.
  • How contexts such as production pressure, unit bias, deference to authority and the bystander effect have an impact on how employees prioritize safety.
  • How reactance, social incongruence and confirmation bias drive whether or not employees will speak up when dangerous situations arise.
  • Some tips and advice on how to motivate your employees to increase their safety intervention rate.



Phil RagainThe Rad Group

Phillip is a former instructor of ethics and logic at Texas Tech University, with a background in organizational behavior, applied ethics and behavioral safety.  As the Director of Research and Development at The RAD Group, Phillip conducts field-research with recent concentration in safety intervention. Phillip is also an organizational assessor, trainer and curriculum developer. He has both developed and co-developed a wide range of training programs that are presently used around the world. He is the author of numerous articles on Safety Culture, Business Ethics, Communication, Behavioral Safety and Safety Intervention.

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