Recorded at Virtual AIHce EXP 2020
Forces of change are affecting three major dimensions of work: the work itself, who does the work, and where work is done. To create business value from these changes, organizations should take a broader perspective of the future of work. Much discussion focuses on artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and whether or not robots will replace existing jobs, but cognitive technologies are only one aspect of the massive shift that is under way. To understand what's going on and what industrial hygiene and occupational health professionals can do about it, it's important to consider multiple converging trends and how they are already fundamentally changing all aspects of work with implications for individuals, businesses, and society. This presentation looks at the forces of change that are driving the evolution of work, workforces, and workplaces, and offer a perspective on how organizations should begin to respond to the new challenges unfolding. Industrial hygienists need to understand these driving forces and how it will transform the future of their industry and how to protect the workforce, public and the environment from risk. It will help shape how professionals collaborate among themselves and other global stakeholders beyond traditional educational boundaries. Organizations today have an unprecedented window of opportunity to position themselves in order to plan, manage, and shape what ultimately becomes the future of work.
Upon completion, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the fourth industrial revolution and how it's shaping the future of work.
- Use technology to improve connectivity and collaboration with business metrics and human performance.
- Leverage IH skills to support research and develop new products and services.
- Incorporate new skills, learning opportunities,and better communication to interact with workers and the public.
Mr. Bernard Fontaine Jr., CIH, CSP, FAIHA
The Windsor Consulting Group, Inc.
South River, NJ United States of America