Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kent McElhattan, Chairman & CEO
Making Innovation Accessible
When it comes to safety innovation, how ready is your organization? Maybe you’ve identified safety technologies to reduce the risk of hazardous outcomes, but don’t have an implementation plan or understand the benefits. The Work to Zero initiative is focused on making innovation accessible to employers to eliminate workplace fatalities. This session will focus on the suite of resources developed to aid in this journey to zero by leveraging new and existing technologies.
Dr. Lori Guasta, Research Manager, Work to Zero, National Safety Council
Panel: Addressing Workplace Violence
Workplace violence is currently the third leading cause of non-roadway fatalities on-the-job in the U.S. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020). In this session, a panel of safety and security professionals will join us to shed light on this issue and to discuss the strategies being used to address violence in the workplace.
Moderator: Kenna Carlsen, Research Associate, Work to Zero, National Safety Council
Panel: Technology in Action Case Study Discussion
Identifying promising technology can be difficult. Creating a digital strategy is an even tougher task when attempting to navigate from concepts to results. This session highlights examples from organizations who have approached safety challenges head on, including discussions on implementation, barriers and effectiveness.
Evan Neale, Environmental, Health, & Safety Manager, Service Center Metals
Keith Bowers, President, Bowers Management Analytics
The Future of SIF Prevention
The power of technology to identify potential significant injuries and fatalities (pSIFs) is a breakthrough in narrowing the scope of incidents to those that could lead to more serious occupational injuries or fatalities. Experts will discuss how applying technology for a more focused approach can help organizations gain greater insights into their safety practices to reduce risks that could lead to workplace fatalities.
Elif Erkal, Predictive Analytics Project Graduate Lead, Construction Safety Research Alliance
Donavan Hornsby, Chief Market Strategy Officer, Benchmark ESG
Safetytech Accelerator Technology Showcase
Safetytech Accelerator and Work to Zero have partnered to feature a safety technology sprint to solve for one of the nation’s leading workplace fatality risks. This culminating event will showcase technology startups competing to be involved in a pilot program focused on the challenge of working at height. Interested employers will also have the opportunity to apply to be a part of this cutting-edge pilot program.
Emily Whitcomb, Director, Work to Zero, National Safety Council
Steve Price, Head of Partnerships, Safetytech Accelerator
Note: All speakers and sessions are subject to change. This page will continue to be updated.