It’s A Wrap! The Future of EHS – Campbell Institute Symposium

The National Safety Council and the Campbell Institute were glad to safely bring together attendees in person in Louisville, Kentucky, in this hybrid event in April 2022! Read some presentation highlights and get a preview of The Future of EHS.

Day 1 Highlights

Leading Indicators: One Size Does Not Fit All

  • A big future goal is prevention. Some of the gaps that make this a challenge are gaps in analytical thinking, data management, and the fact that the next big event is rare, so it is difficult to predict. Organizations need to define their vision, strategize, plan and expect process changes. People are the nucleus. Nick Goodell, Intelex
  • When measuring the effectiveness of an EHS program, look at how performance is going for projects in the program over a year. We see differences in rates of injury rates based on this. Tom Loughman, Amentum

Environment, Social and Corporate Governance: What’s Next?

  • Where EHS considers risk, ESG considers impacts. Everything in ESG comes down to stakeholder decision-making. Essential elements are impacts (e.g., change due to activity) and dependencies. Stakeholders are looking for a level of assurance. How well is your organization identifying, managing and assessing risks or impacts? What opportunities are out there? People want transparency – external, internal reporting – to inform decision-making. Kathy Seabrook, Capitals Coalition and Global Solutions, Inc.
  • Organizations have built out a lot of ESG considerations (e.g., supply chain components). It’s Important to go through the process because companies can get booted out for not meeting their own standards. Value reporting, GRI, ISO – these are global standards trying to measure different pieces of ESG programs. It’s Important to find the right fit for your organization. Katie Martin, Avetta

A Practical Approach to Human and Organizational Performance (HOP)

  • Resilient systems don’t rely on perfect humans. We need to create systems in our equipment, in our programs, in our work processes that are designed and able to absorb that error variability within that system and still manage to a successful outcome. An outcome that we can accept and that sends people home healthy and delivers a quality product to customers, and enables businesses to continue being successful. Kat Bond, Chevron and Cristin Speedy, Carpenter Technology

Keynote – The Bright S.I.D.E. of Leadership: The Complexity of Managing People in the New Normal

  • Organizations must navigate complacency and change avoidance. Organizations can fully capsize if the rate of change outside exceeds their ability to keep up with it. Other things that hinder organizational success are routines and dogmas. A reinvention of leadership and focus on changing friendliness, values-driven, and people-centric will counter these hindrances. Hamza Khan, Future of Work Expert and Author of Leadership, Reinvented

Day 2 Highlights

Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention (SIF): How Commonalities Among Different Industries Can Bring Solutions

  • If a project has SIF potential, the organization needs to know about it before employees go into the field. Then look at data accuracy – do we have the self-imposed data gap issue? After all that – did your SIF incidents reduce? If not, you need to restart the process again; something is broken. This is a continuous process. Patty Carrig, Ameren and Devon Molitor, AECOM

Leaders in EHS: When Opportunity Becomes Success

  • In this panel discussion, EHS leaders described their journey in finding success through unconventional opportunities.
    • Share an attribute that makes you a better EHS leader.
      • Tara Richeson, Allegion: Empathy – connecting with people. I meet people where they are and learn their stories.
      • Susan Lewis, Susan Lewis Consulting: One of the attributes we all have is we like to ask questions. I think it’s essential to ask the right questions and ask many questions.
      • Guillermo Castillo, Corning, Inc.: Be data-driven. Have data on the table, the decision-making process is more accurate. 

Psychological Safety and DE&I at Work

  • Boeing defines psychological safety as the ability to be yourself and contribute to the organization’s greater good. In a psychologically safe environment, employee voice is welcomed, and rigorous debate is needed and healthy. Mark A. Rodriguez, The Boeing Company

  • ISO 45003 was released in June of 2021. It follows the high-level ISO structure and builds upon ISO 45001. It also gives practical advice on how to implement the standard requirements themselves. The standards ask specific questions that should give the organization a pulse on where their employee’s psychosocial health currently sits. Kelli Smith, Cummins, Inc.

Keynote – The Future of Safety and Health: Three Trends Shaping What’s Next for our Profession

  • When leaders model healthy living habits and practices, the organization is 7x more likely to be considered a great place to work, 3x more likely to innovate effectively, and 4x more likely to engage and retain employees. Jason Kunz, CIH, CSP – 3M, Saint Paul, MN


The Future of EHS – Campbell Institute and Work to Zero will be in Long Beach, CA, from January 31 – February 3 in 2023! Join fellow thought leaders, EHS professionals and decision-makers to advance your EHS excellence.

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