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How ESG is Transforming the Future of the EHS Professional


11/30/23 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CST

Event Description

You’ve probably heard the term “environmental and social governance” and thought to yourself, “That’s for large corporations and all about pollution and the environment. I don’t need to worry about that.” But ESG is more than that. And it’s important for all types of businesses – small and large. ESG factors can impact whether other companies are willing to partner with yours, employee retention, attracting new hires and even your customer base.

As an environmental, health and safety professional, ask yourself: What does this mean for my job, and how can I be proactive and lead the way?

During this collaborative webinar, we’ll discuss:
  • What is ESG? We’ll define ESG from a practical perspective; current trends; what it looks like at an organization; and how it’s perceived by your workers, customers and community.
  • Implementing ESG. Tackling ESG doesn’t require you to take on a huge project and implement everything at once. We’ll discuss ideas to start implementation, including those attendees bring and share.

The work of an EHS pro falls squarely into the environmental and social elements of ESG initiatives. Bring your experiences, ideas, and concerns about ESG and how it impacts your world.More than 5,000 fatal work injuries were recorded by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2021, with 300+ preventable fatalities in the manufacturing industry alone. Serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) have devastating organizational impacts. They are often difficult to predict and prevent, because traditional safety metrics don't address important factors like hazardous workflows or malfunctioning equipment.


Jill James
HSI Chief Safety Officer

Jill focuses on product, thought leadership and regulatory trends. Her 29-year EHS career includes 12 years as an OSHA senior safety investigator, and several years in health care, education, biotech, life sciences and the poultry industry. Jill has hosted the “Accidental Safety Pro” podcast for five years. She received her master’s in industrial safety from University of Minnesota, Duluth and her undergraduate degree is in community health education.

Dr. Todd Loushine
Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

"Dr. Todd,” an award-winning professor, has been teaching students for more than 15 years and practicing safety for over 29 years. He started as a Certified Safety and Health Official with Minnesota OSHA, worked with the Department of Health and Family Services while attending grad school at UW-Madison. Todd is active with the American Society of Safety Professionals, serving as the Region 5 vice president. He recently started working part time as the safety manager at a manufacturing facility, getting back to his roots and staying connected to the real-world experiences in safety.


Alan Ferguson
Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine

Alan is an associate editor of Safety+Health and serves as co-host of the magazine’s “On the Safe Side” podcast.