ERM Partner Caleb Wall has joined the advisory board for the Work to Zero initiative.
Launched by the National Safety Council (NSC) in 2019 and supported by a grant from the McElhattan Foundation, the program aims to eliminate death in the workplace through the adoption of emerging technology. The Advisory Council is comprised of industry, academic, government, solutions and thoughts leaders in the fast-moving EHS technology space and will advise on their work.
Since 1913, NSC has used data, expertise and innovation to solve some of the toughest workplace safety problems. Work to Zero will accelerate the development of technologies that hold the highest potential, by using decades of insight, the latest available data, and the knowledge of an unparalleled network of safety leaders and practitioners. This initiative will pilot and evaluate promising technology and training programs such as wearables, robotics, virtual and augmented reality, automation and artificial intelligence that could eliminate workplace fatalities in our lifetime.
ERM is active in this arena, most recently through our ‘Connected Safety’ approach to digitization of EHS. This approach focuses on connecting people, process and technology to ensure the presence of safeguards - rather than the absence of incidents - as the best vector to achieve Goal Zero. Caleb specializes in driving improved business performance through risk management. By focusing on data and technology, he helps companies understand their operations and the opportunities and risks as they exist on the ground, in the hands of operators and front-line leaders.
Speaking about the role, “I am honored to represent ERM with this inspiring group of technology and safety leaders. This is an area of personal passion for me, and I am looking forward to sharing ERM’s collective experience and thought leadership with the other innovators at the table. This is an opportunity to learn, and to share, focused on a crucial goal – eliminating workplace deaths through technology,” says Caleb.
John Dony, Director, Campbell Institute at National Safety Council added:
We are thrilled to have Caleb join the Work to Zero Advisory Council. His depth of knowledge and expertise will be a great benefit to this critical group, and we look forward to his contributions to this important initiative going forward.
The Council is currently researching the current ‘state of play’ and will meet as a group during the Annual NSC Congress & Expo in September, where ERM will be represented by our experts, including Group CEO Keryn James. The Work to Zero Initiative will be hosting a landmark summit on digital transformation in February 2020.
About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact.