The future of safety

How will the COVID-19 pandemic change the field of occupational safety and health?


As the COVID-19 pandemic advances, safety professionals across the country have felt the effects. But are the various changes here to stay?

Safety+Health gathered perspectives from prominent voices in safety on the question: Do you believe the COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on occupational safety and health and, if so, how?

Browse their responses on the following pages by selecting a photo below or by using the navigation arrows at the top of each page.

  • L. MartinLorraine M. Martin, president and CEO, National Safety Council
  • StegallDiana Stegall, president, American Society of Safety Professionals
  • HowardJohn Howard, director, NIOSH
  • SloanLarry Sloan, CEO, American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • CainChris Cain, executive director, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training
  • FoulkeEdwin Foulke Jr., attorney and former OSHA administrator
  • SchlekewayTodd Schlekeway, president and CEO, NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association
  • D. MartinDon Martin, senior vice president, DEKRA
  • GallowayShawn M. Galloway, president, ProAct Safety Inc.
  • PitzerCorrie Pitzer, CEO, SAFEmap International
  • BidermanDavid Biderman, executive director and CEO, Solid Waste Association of North America
  • Page-BottorffTim Page-Bottorff, senior safety consultant, SafeStart
  • JohnsonChuck Johnson, president, International Safety Equipment Association
  • HeinleinCarl Heinlein, senior safety consultant, American Contractors Insurance Group
  • NewquistJohn Newquist, former OSHA area director
  • McMichaelRegina McMichael, president, The Learning Factory Inc.

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