For decades, safety and health leaders made it their mission to keep everyone – regardless of backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and orientations – free from harm. Over this time, the long-standing approach of “color blindness,” or treating everyone the same, served as a mantra of sorts for those seeking to ensure that their workforce was fairly protected.
Yet as thinking in diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) evolves and our understanding of bias and the need for equity, not just equality, becomes more apparent, many safety leaders struggle to understand why or how they may need to adjust their mindsets and strategies. Some push back at the notion that DE&I is a safety issue at all, and the increasing politicization surrounding virtually any social issue adds fuel to an already fiery conversation.
In this webinar, representatives from the National Safety Council, WMFDP | FDP Global and corporate EHS leaders will share their perspectives on whether DE&I belongs in the safety and health conversation, what they’ve learned about in-field application of DE&I principles and what organizations can do to meet the needs of the workforce of the future.