The Future of EHS – How Digitalization is Redefining Workplace Safety

Executive Huddle


In today’s connected world, the application of digital is crucial to achieve cost effective and sustainable solutions that drive value for a company. Optimized data driven information management can provide efficiencies and future focused insights that will deliver improved outcomes for the business, as well as an enhanced reputation through transparent risk management and improved EHS, sustainability and social performance.


Sebastien Chaigneau
HSE Director

Ronny Briers
Fellow Safety Engineering

Christine Adeline
VP Product Management

Francois Germain
Head of Digital Innovation for Total Refining & Chemicals


Ronald Wissenburg
Sr Director Program Management Quality & EHS



8th June 2021
10.00 – 10.05
Chairperson Welcome and Introduction
10.05 – 10.30
Digital Transformation & Emerging Technologies in the Workplace
  • Innovations in technology are helping to better operationalize EHS management systems to drive continuous improvement.
  • Learning how to adopt and utilize emerging technologies through your workforce.
  • Which new technologies helping to shape the future of EHS through a variety of ways such as training, web-based platforms, wearable technology and changing metrics
  • Ergonomics to improving human and technology interaction

Ronny Briers, Fellow Safety Engineering, J&J

10.30 – 10.55 
Achieving High Performance Safety using Integrated Digital Innovations
  • Drivers for HSE Digitalization
  • Leveraging a Safety Scorecard to shift from lagging indicators to proactive metrics
  • Factory 4.0 and HSE 4.0 – enabling the connected worker and building safer workplaces

Sebastien Chaigneau, HSE Director, BIC
Christine Adeline, VP Product Management, SAI Global

10.55 – 11.20
Total’s Digital HSE Roadmap: Leveraging Existing and Emerging Technologies to Improve HSE Performance
  • What is digitalization for EHS?
  • The safe and enhanced operator concept and the digital tools to leverage
  • Utilizing data intelligence and robotics as key tools for safety improvement
  • Managing safety on site, business unit and global levels
  • Engaging the workforce and management in the HSE digital journey for improved results

Francois Germain, Head of Digital Innovation for Total Refining & Chemicals, TOTAL Refining & Chemicals

11.20 – 11.55
Panel Discussion – What is the impact of digitalisation on industrial safety?
  • How digital solutions can improve industrial safety
  • Why digitalisation is sometimes an obstacle
  • harness and incorporate new tech into safety management systems and take advantage of all industry 4.0 has to offer
  • How to manage operational risks by implementing digital tools and how to identify, quantify and solve manual handling movement issues in your workplace.
  • How you can use wearable tech to improve decision making around equipment selection and work practice.
  • Example of integrating industrial safety data in enterprise decision making
  • How are organizations digital tools to build engaging manual handling training and behaviour change programs.

Ronny Briers, Fellow Safety Engineering, J&J
Sebastien Chaigneau, HSE Director, BIC
Christine Adeline, VP Product Management, SAI Global
Francois Germain, Head of Digital Innovation for Total Refining & Chemicals, TOTAL Refining & Chemicals
Ron Wissenburg, Sr Director Program Management Quality & EHS, General Electric Gas Power

11.55 – 12.20
Reducing EHS incidents at customer and manufacturing sites by leveraging digital technology
  • The role of Data and Analytics for providing actionable insights
  • Prediction for work planning – leveraging historical data
  • How Digitalization can improve training
  • Detection of personal protective equipment at the site – emerging technologies
  • Driving EHS culture through Digitalization

Ron Wissenburg, Sr Director Program Management Quality & EHS, General Electric Gas Power

Chairperson Closing Comments
Huddle Close


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  • AstraZeneca Head of Safety, Health and Environment
  • Avery Dennison EHS Director Europe
  • Corbion Global EHS Platform Leader
  • Daetwyler Switzerland Inc. Head of EHS
  • F. Hoffmann – La Roche Product Owner IT & Data Management for the SHE Dept. Basel
  • FrieslandCampina Global Director Safety, Health & Environment
  • Hitachi ABB Power Grids Head of the Global HSE Center of Expertise Power Grids
  • Jacobs Douwe Egberts Global SHE Pillar Leader
  • JT International Global H&S Director, Corporate Sustainability
  • LafargeHolcim Corporate Health and Safety (Europe and APAC) Manager
  • Liebherr Machines Bulle SA Head EHS Dpt.
  • McBride SA Group Health & Safety Lead
  • MedtronicEHS Director for EMEA and Americas
  • Perfetti Van Melle SHER manager
  • Philips Global Head Health and Safety
  • Richemont Northern Europe GmbH Head of Security, Safety + BOS
  • SAI Global VP Sales DACH & MEA
  • SAI Global Enterprise Account Executive
  • SAI Global Lead Development Representative
  • Unilever Europe BV Europe Head of Safety & Health
  • Vesuvius Group SA VP HSE, Quality and Sustainability

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