Chief Executive Officer,
Lloyd's Register Foundation
Chief Information Officer, Director, Digital Health and Innovation,
World Health Organisation
Safeguarding consumer and workforce health is of the highest priority amongst businesses and governments. What COVID-19 identified, regardless of its severity, is that it is imperative for companies to plan and prepare for future large-scale outbreaks as they have the potential to be more disruptive to the ongoing operations of an organization than cyber-intrusion.
Witnessed across all sectors and industries, institutions have put in place basic protections for their employees and customers, and companies have activated ‘no-travel’ and ‘work-from-home’ policies including physical-distancing-at-work.
The industry is adapting by changing working norms – making remote work practical and simple, when possible – and developing new norms to the physical workplace, such as positive hygiene practices, personal protective
equipment and amended policies. The regulation of industrial safety and health needs constant adoption of innovative approaches to improve effectiveness and enhance monitoring capabilities.