AIHce EXP 2022
Join Apex Companies’ team at AIHce EXP 2022. This annual conference focuses on the important trends, needs, research, technologies, training, and connections that make occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals—all of whom are responsible for the safety, health, and environment of today’s workspaces—more efficient in their pursuit of protecting worker health.
Apex’s Erin Kane, Nicole Bouquet, and Peter Granholm will present an Education Session.
Erin Kane, MBA
Nicole Bouquet, MBA
Peter Granholm, CIH
Title: A Holistic Approach to Facility and Worker Health and Safety in a World of Rising Tides and Shifting Weather Patterns
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Time: 2:00–3:00 pm CDT
Location: Music City Center
Natural disasters are occurring more frequently and at a greater intensity than anytime in recorded history. According to The Institute for Economics & Peace’s (IEP) 2020 Ecological Threat Register, the frequency of natural disasters has increased tenfold since 1960, from 39 incidents (1960), to 396 (2019). Natural disasters are just one area of increased focus for risk and resilience with regard to climate change. Companies are facing these risks all across their business operations. For example, what happens when the energy flow required to operate a business is disrupted or becomes more expensive. As a result of unanticipated conditions, employees face unexpected health and safety hazards in the workplace. Business continuity planning has become essential to ensuring that people, planet and profit are equally considered and safeguarded. IHs and ESG practitioners can work together to: 1) address climate resilience in the workplace; 2) reimagine both job functions and their associated tasks; and 3) design the workplace to reduce overall risk. This session will use natural disasters as it relates to climate change and address specific considerations that a H&S professional should be prepared to address including the hazards posed by hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires.
Learn more about and register for AIHce EXP 2022.