Webinar – Shaping The Future of Sustainable Safety For A Human-Centric Workplace

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM EST
Duration: 60 minutes

Each year, millions of workers worldwide are injured on the job. In the U.S. and Canada, the direct and indirect cost of musculoskeletal (MSD) injuries exceed $250 billion. As data science and digital technology have evolved, companies sought to master machines. Sensors and real-time data optimization now identify the prospects for a malfunction before disruptions occur or they cause real harm. The logical next step in sustainability and the future of work is digitizing the worker – using leading data indicators to prevent injury, to improve performance, and to optimize the worker experience. But workers are not machines. They come in all shapes and sizes, and they aren’t exposed to risk uniformly. How do we apply leaps in technological innovation to make worker safety sustainable and effective?

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The business lead in smart apparel from materials science expert W. L. Gore & Associates and the CEO of wearable IoT and risk analytics pioneer LifeBooster will present on this important topic in a webinar on June 2, 2022 starting at 11am EST.

Learn how the latest advances in material science, wearable technology and risk analytics come together to achieve outstanding safety results in a human-centric workplace. Sustainability as a practice is no longer consigned solely to environmental issues. As a concept sustainability has rightfully made inroads into every aspect of our lives. Safety is no different. In fact, sustainability is at the heart of safety and when done correctly safety is also an integral part of good governance.

The journey toward a sustainable, connected, data-driven future of work begins now.

Speaker Bios
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Bryan Statham
LifeBooster, Inc.
CEO & Co-Founder
Speaker

Bryan has been dedicated to improving the lives of people globally. He has focused on issues of health, safety and wellness for nearly 20 years; first as the organizer of Best Buddies, an international service that matches university students with adults with disabilities to foster a supportive community, then as an international paramedical volunteer supervising frontline teams advancing the cause of community health in the EU and across Asia Pacific, then as an operational leader overseeing health and safety within warehousing and hospitality industries, and later as the co-founder of LifeBooster in 2012. Bryan ascended to the CEO post in 2016, guiding the growth and reorientation of LifeBooster from corporate wellness to digital health and safety. Today, LifeBooster is a market leading data analytics company serving intermediate to large enterprise customers across all sectors of the industrial economy on a mission to ensure every worker gets home safe, every day.

Bryan’s scholastic career includes study at the University of Toronto and the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Bryan holds a BSc. in Human Biology, including emphases in Medical Anthropology and Biochemistry. Bryan takes pride in his emerging talent as a craft distiller, while living in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

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David Dillon
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Smart Apparel Business Lead
Speaker

David C. Dillon heads the smart apparel division of W. L. Gore & Associates, a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. His more than 30 years of experience supporting venture start-ups and early high growth businesses brings to Gore unique insights into successful advancement of cutting-edge ideas. Among Dillon’s accomplishments are providing strategic direction and leading growth initiatives for groups developing supercomputer technology, commercial and military aircraft sealants and consumer outdoor apparel. In addition to leading Gore’s smart apparel venture, Dillon serves as a Board Director for LifeBooster.

Dillon earned a Bachelor of Art in History from DePaw University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University. He lives on the coast of North Carolina with his wife and two children.

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Donna Leinwand Leger
Senior Advisor
Stanton Communications
Moderator

Donna Leinwand Leger is the president and founder of DC Media Strategies LLC and a senior advisor to Stanton Communications.

She previously served as managing editor of USA TODAY, the nation’s largest circulation daily newspaper and a top distributor of digital news.

Before becoming managing editor, she worked in various roles at USA Today, including managing editor for breaking news and as a reporter covering breaking news, national and international crime, terrorism and disasters. Her reporting assignments have taken her to Europe in the path of the 9/11 terrorists, Jerusalem in the wake of suicide bombings, Iraq to cover the war, Indonesia and Thailand after the tsunami, and Haiti after the massive earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince. She has covered more than 20 hurricanes.

Leinwand Leger is a past president of the National Press Club and has previously served as chairman of the Board of Governors. She is vice chair of the National Press Foundation and a proud graduate of its Paul Miller Fellowship. She also serves on the Board of Advisers for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism. She has completed Journalist Law School at Loyola University Los Angeles, the Senior Journalist Seminar at the East West Center at the University of Hawaii and the Casey Fellowship at University of Maryland. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Bill Pennington
Research Director, Environment, Health & Safety
Verdantix
Guest Speaker

Bill leads the Verdantix Environment, Health & Safety research practice. His current agenda focuses on EHS and sustainability services, product stewardship as well as benchmarking EHS technology buyer’s budgets, priorities and preferences globally. Bill comes from a background of corporate EHS roles in the manufacturing and logistics industries. He holds an MBS degree in sustainability from Rutgers University.