A top executive at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) will play a lead role in an autumn webinar series that looks to explore inclusive approaches to occupational safety and health (OSH).
Greg Ward, Head of Commercial Development at IOSH, is one of three speakers for the opening webinar in the four-part series, Building on Traditional OSH Perspectives (Wednesday 13 September 2023, 14:00-15:30 BST), which focuses on the business and social benefits of prioritising inclusion when developing occupational health and safety policies and programmes.
The webinar series is being presented by the UK Network of the United Nations Global Compact, the global platform for business and non-business entities to network and collaborate on areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. IOSH joined the UN Global Compact, as well as its UK Network, in 2021, recognising the pressing need to strengthen business sustainability, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and other environmental, social and business challenges, not just in the UK but around the world.
Presenting on ‘IOSH Models of Safety’ with an emphasis on equality, diversity and inclusion, Greg will be joined on the speaker platform by John Dony, Vice-President, Workplace Strategy at the National Safety Council and Chris Sibley, Head of Safety Operations at facilities management company EMCOR.
Other webinars to be featured in the autumn 2023 series are:
- Mental Health & Wellbeing at Work – Tuesday 10 October, 13:30-15:00 BST
- Mainstreaming Gender into Work – Wednesday 15 November, 14:00-15:30 GMT
- Disabilities, Neurodiversity & OSH – Tuesday 12 December, 10:00-11:30 GMT.
Greg, who chairs the IOSH Business Leader Forum, says: “Companies and their workforces thrive when diversity, equity and inclusion are considered in their OSH agendas.
“Yet diversity puts the onus on employers to tailor support to ensure all workers – not just some workers – are safe and happy,” he added.
“But the benefits of higher levels of employee satisfaction throughout the workplace are clear to see: improved productivity, performance and profitability. In other words, OSH adds value - not only is it good for social sustainability, it drives business success.”
Attendance at all the webinars is free and open to all who register. To register, go to the Inclusion and Occupational Safety & Health: New Approaches for Business page on the UN Global Compact's UK Network website.