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The new world of construction - Live Webinar

Prioritizing People - Best practice for resilient health, safety, and wellbeing programs


Date: June 29, 2021

Time: 1:00PM EDT

In the race to protect their workers from today’s evolving risks and hazards, and to enhance their operational agility, organizations across the globe are taking steps to create a safer, more people-centric construction industry. Leading organizations have begun to do this by connecting their health, safety and wellbeing (HSW) initiatives with wider business strategies. Not only are these strategies helping them safeguard and prioritize their workers, but it is unlocking new commercial opportunities – and this is just the beginning.

Health, safety and wellbeing, HR and business leaders in construction are invited to join BSI expert speaker, Kate Field as she explores three core principles professionals need to transform their organization’s HSW program:

  • Culture of change: How a mindset of prevention and proactiveness paired with a standards-based approach to HSW can boost organizational resilience and competitiveness.
  • Prioritizing people: How prioritizing the wellbeing and equality of workers can improve workforce productivity, agility and brand trust.
  • Strategic digitalization: How investing in the right technology will not only protect workers, but will deliver long-term commercial success.

Kate will also introduce BSI’s new best practice model on Prioritizing People, which provide a framework for unlocking the potential of individuals and the organization they work for.

Kate Field:
Kate Field (CMIOSH)- Global Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing at BSI

Kate Field drives BSI’s global strategy for creating a safer and healthier workplace. An ambassador for cultural change, that puts wellbeing, equality, safety, and health at the forefront, Kate inspires colleagues and stakeholders globally to make a difference.

With over 20 years’ industry experience in occupational health, safety and wellbeing, Kate is a recognized consultant, trainer, lecturer, and speaker. Prior to joining BSI, Kate was Head of Information and Intelligence at the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, leading on H&S research strategy and technical content globally.

Kate started her career with the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) in the UK, first as a regulatory Inspector, and then into policy where she led initiatives to tackle workplace health risks. Kate has several years of consultancy experience in securing, developing, and delivering health and safety programmes for several international clients.

Xavier Alcaraz
Xavier Alcaraz (CIH, CSP) - Managing Principal, National Safety Practice Director 

Mr. Xavier Alcaraz has over 20 years of professional experience in industrial hygiene, safety, and building science disciplines. Mr. Alcaraz is the National Safety Practice Director and supports both regional and global clients. He provides strategic leadership to develop and grow the Safety consulting practice area. He has a long track record of partnering with clients to develop proactive and cost-effective management solutions that improve EHS performance, exceed compliance, and integrate safety management systems into their business culture.

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