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DEKRA & TIC Council Occupational Health and Safety Webinar Series

In light of the Official Campaign Partners of EU-OSHA ‘Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load 2020-2022’, TIC Council and DEKRA are organizing a joint webinar series comprised of three webinars.

DEKRA and TIC Council are pleased to announce our ‘Occupational Health and Safety Webinar Series'. This series sets out to share best practices and raise awareness of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace. This topical issue is the focus of this year’s EU-OSHA Campaign ‘Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load 2020-2022’ of which TIC Council, DEKRA and our guest speakers are partners.

The updated European Industrial strategy seeks to drive the competitiveness of Europe's industry and deliver the twin transitions towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. However, if industry is to achieve these ambitions it is imperative that employers properly address MSDs as an integral part of company policy to improve the health of their workforce and thereby bring mutual benefits to both businesses and individuals.

3rd Webinar "Ergonomics and psychological related issues"

The virtual panel will bring together high-level speakers from the TIC industry (DEKRA), the private sector (Acciona) and associations (Euro Health Net) to provide a cross-sectoral perspective on the impact that pandemics can pose to the psychological health of the employees, lessons learnt and best practices from COVID-19 pandemics, as well as how to surpass such challenges and be prepared for such situations in the future.

Ergonomics and psychological related issues’

Details:

The webinar will take place on Monday, 18 October at 15:00 – 16:15 CET via Webex. The webinar will consist of a one-hour presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A where participants will be able to interact.

Following the general framework of the Health and Safety Campaign, the speakers will focus on ergonomic aspects in combination with other health and safety-related topics such as psychological health, work place wellbeing, and showing best practices.

Agenda outline (CET):

15:00 – 15:05 pm Welcome address and introductions – Laura Martin, TIC Council

15:05 – 15:15 pm Introduction of the topic – Sebastian Bartels, DEKRA

15:15 – 15:30 pm Remarks from Eloy Jauregui Martin - ACCIONA

15:30 – 15:45 pm Remarks from Dorota Sienkiewicz - EuroHealthNet

15:45 – 16:00 pm Remarks from Carlene Smith - DEKRA

16:00 – 16:15 pm Q&A

Biographies of Panellists:

Laura Martin is the TIC Council Communications Manager and has been working for the TIC sector since 2013. At the time she joined CEOC International, which later merged with IFIA to form TIC Council in 2018. Laura has a bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages and Translation from Bucharest University, alongside a Master degree in Communications Studies, from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Before joining the TIC sector she was a Blue Book Trainee at the European Commission - DG CONNECT. Within the TIC Council Secretariat, Laura is also the International Affairs Manager of EUROLAB, organisations which is jointly sharing offices with TIC Council and representing the laboratory sector.

Sebastian Bartels serves as SVP and Head of the global Business Line HSE & Sustainability at DEKRA. He is an experienced business leader, change manager, innovator, expert and consultant, who helps organizations to achieve their business, culture and HSE and sustainability related goals. Previously he has worked in several leading positions within the DEKRA Group and was Head of Quality and Safety Strategy at a global leading Mobility & Logistics corporation with over 300,000 employees. Sebastian was member of the ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 standardization bodies and Chairman of the Technical Commission Health & Safety at the Confédération Européenne des Organismes de Contrôle (CEOC). He represents the DEKRA vision and mission to be the global partner for safety, security and sustainability and works internationally towards organizations, industries, authorities, and other external stakeholders.

Eloy Jáuregui is the ACCIONA Energía Health and Safety Director. ACCIONA Energía is the first global energy operator to work exclusively in renewable energies. Eloy has 25 years of experience in Health and Safety Management in different industrial sectors as automobile, paper industry and renewable energies. He has been GWO Global Wind Organization Chairman. Eloy also collaborates with Navarra Public University by teaching Safety Management and Safety In Design concepts.

Dorota Sienkiewicz is a public health advocate with over 10 years of policy experience at European, national and global level with strong interest in health equity, poverty and social exclusion, vulnerable groups, mental health, gender policies, as well as food systems. At EuroHealthNet, she leads its Policy Platform as a Senior Policy Coordinator, being responsible for overall EU/European policy monitoring and analysis. Most recently, she has worked on the European Health Union, the EU funds framework (especially the ESF+ and EU4Health), including in a context of the European Semester and the Recovery and Resilience Facility. She follows a number of EU health and social policy files, including the new EU OSH framework and the European Health Data Space.

Before joining Euro Health Net, Dorota worked for a number of European civil society organisations in the field of public health and international development, and the WHO Europe Governance for Health and European Healthy Cities Network.

Dorota has an academic background in behavioural and health sciences, with a MSc in International Public Health from the Free University of Amsterdam, a MSc in Social Psychology from the University of Amsterdam and a MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Casimirus the Great (Poland).

Carlene Smith has a a MSc in Occupational Psychology (with Merit) while working full time at DEKRA since 2012. In her current role as Assessments Manager, she ensures that clients are provided with the right support regarding cultural assessment and development, she conducts and manages cultural assessments as well as developing new assessment solutions. More recently she has adopted a further role in which she us responsible for the development of solutions related to workplace health and wellbeing, including DEKRA’s workplace psychological risk assessment.

Please find herafter the information from the 2 previous webinars.

2nd Webinar "Tackling Ergonomic Challenges in the Manufacturing Industry”

TIC Council - DEKRA occupational health and safety webinar series

The main objective of the second webinar of the series was to build awareness and highlight how ergonomic risk in the industry can be effectively mitigated through the application of tangible and practical solutions. High-level speakers from the manufacturing industry, specifically Pirelli and Toyota Material Handling Europe shared challenges faced and proposed best practices.

We are happy to share the recording and selected highlights of the webinar:

1st Webinar "Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in times of COVID"

TIC Council - DEKRA occupational health and safety webinar series

The main objective of the first webinar of the series, featuring Siemens, was to draw attention to the health risks posed by work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and the wider-reaching impacts on businesses, economies and society in the context of the COVID pandemic. This prevalent issue which can result in disability, sick leave and early retirement, has only been aggravated by the pandemic and is thus highly topical.

We are happy to share the recording and selected highlights of the webinar:

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