Something special for 28 April

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Effective health and safety professionals at the centre of successful, purposeful organisations, making an achievable but material dent in the world’s occupational injury and disease rates; that’s the vision of One Percent Safer movement. Enabling safety practitioners to fill that central role was the purpose of the One Percent Safer book that started it all – along with generating charitable funds to support professionals disadvantaged by the Covid crisis.

Now we are building on the book’s foundation with a day of insight and inspiration from its contributors and other thought leaders; welcome to One Percent Safer: Live and Direct. Block out 28 April in your diary for our one-day conference, organised in conjunction with Safeopedia. The event will amplify some of the book’s themes and to reflect the grassroots responses by health and safety specialists who have made pledges to help make a one percent reduction in workplace harm. Dr Andrew Sharman, who superintended the book, will explain the movement’s genesis and how it is evolving. Practitioners from major corporations hosting sessions at the event will include Dr Ralf Franke, global health and safety head at Siemens, whose book contribution was about the importance of drawing lessons from organisations’ first responses to the pandemic while the events were fresh in peoples’ minds. Funmi Adegbola, Chief Executive of CTS Globe, who works in the UK and Nigeria, will talk about how health and safety professionals can enhance their impact by teaming up with disciplines such as human resources to improve the safety and wellbeing of workers. There will be panel sessions with experts including Stuart Hughes, Head of Health & Safety at the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team and former ASSP President Kathy Seabrook who specialises in safety and health as a business driver and sustainability issue. They will discuss the issues and approaches that will help organisations and their workforces adapt to the post-Covid world. There will be other virtual conferences this year, but none of them will give you so much professional food for thought. See more about the programme and sign up to attend here . There is a bonus copy of the One Percent Safer book for early-bird delegates and all profits go to support the profession, so book your place and we’ll see you on 28 April.

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