Leaders2Leaders: Health & Safety Leaders Are Changing Business for Good

Health and Safety Leaders Improving Business

Episode 7 of the Leaders2Leaders video series focuses on how health and safety leaders can get other parts of the business on-side and encourages them to be vocal evangelists of the HSE message. 

Health & Safety is changing. It is now more complex and dynamic than ever. In addition to traditional concerns over safety, today’s professionals must deal with everything from pandemic planning to employee mental health to global environmental citizenship. An important part of the role of HSE professionals is breaking down siloes to build bridges from the business to employees and from HSE to other operating units of the business. 

“For me, it’s about teamwork and having representatives of teams from different areas of functions, regions, countries. That’s how we break the barriers,” said Ratna Morjaria, Global ESH Director, Evonik.  

“We have to open their eyes to understand what the organization is trying to do [to] understand the risk and the nature of the risk,” added Grazyna Momot, Group HSE Manager and MIS Lead, ABB. 

Episode 7 of the Leaders2Leaders video series focuses on how health and safety leaders can get other parts of the business on-side and encourage them to be vocal evangelists of the HSE message. As Wim Koster, Head of Global Safety, KONE, points out in the video, “Do you realize the standard you set in the organization is the highest standard for the organization?” 

In this episode, our experts, who also include Paul Darby, Global Head of Health & Safety – DHL Global Forwarding, and James Pomeroy, Group Health, Safety, Environment and Security Director, Lloyd’s Register, explain: 

  • Why it’s so important to actively involve different parts of the business in thinking around Health and Safety. 
  • How being visibly independent is critical to Health & Safety teams lifting initiatives out of individual silos. 
  • How HSE’s cross-business perspective can help facilitate conversations between departments. 
  • Why keeping the message simple is key to effectively communicating across departments. 

Watch Episode 7 – How Can Health & Safety Bridge Organisational Silos now.

New Video Series: Leaders2Leaders 

This programme brings together some of the smartest, most forward-looking professionals in the industry to discuss the key issues facing health and safety today. Lessons from Leaders is a companion eBook that highlights health and safety: where we are and where we’re going. 

Health and safety today is more complex and dynamic than ever. The world is experiencing significant changes in how, when and where work happens. Today, employees are just as likely to be contractors as they are to be permanent staff, and workers are placing greater emphasis on their wider mental and physical wellbeing. 

Watch all seven episodes and download the companion guide: Lessons from Leaders

Previous Blog Posts:

Safe+Sound Week and Leaders2Leaders: What Should Today’s Health & Safety Professionals Prioritize?  
L2L Episode 2: What Are the Key Barriers to Gaining Better Visibility in Health & Safety Today?  
L2L Episode 3: How Are You Tracking and Managing all the Compliance Issues You Face Day-to-Day?  
L2L Episode 4: How Do You Get Executives on Board with Health & Safety Initiatives?  
L2L Episode 5: What Impact Are the Advances in Technology Having on Health & Safety Today? 
L2L Episode 6: How Can You Maintain a Safety Culture Over the Long Term? 

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About Sandy Smith

Sandy Smith is the Global EHSQ Content Lead for Intelex Technologies. Formerly the Content Director for EHS Today, she has been writing about occupational safety and health and environmental issues since 1990. Her work as a journalist and editor has been recognized with national and international awards. She has been interviewed about occupational safety and health for national business publications, documentaries and television programs; has served as a panelist on roundtables; and has provided the keynote address for occupational safety and health conferences.

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