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2018 Safety Strategies Fail to Address Future Trends


With recent Labor Day celebrations of the American workforce still top of mind, it is critical that employers focus not only on safety basics, but on addressing emerging risks emanating from new ways of working, technology deployments, and changing workforce demographics. A recent Marsh survey of 68 senior safety leaders from a variety of industries showed that a multitude of emerging risks are rarely included in corporate employee health and safety (EHS) strategies.

Laurence Pearlman, Senior Vice President for Marsh Risk Consulting’s Workforce Strategies Practice, examines the survey findings and provides insights into several top emerging risks, including ergonomics and wearables, workplace violence, robotics and drones, and temporary workers. Organizations can use this information to develop forward-thinking strategies that protect their business operations and the safety of their employees.