Strategic Focus: Protecting Workers From Climate Risk
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The impacts of climate change on our environment are undeniable – and are increasing in scale and frequency. One of the most noticeable of these is the rise in dangerous weather occurrences that present a danger to health, in acute and chronic forms. To combat this, EHS operations will have to pre-emptively invest, and alter preparations, to protect employees from harm. This report will assist EHS managers and directors in defining new threat profiles. Our analysis presents several options that can provide context for the future of worker safety in a new climate.
Table of contentsThe Changing Climate Presents New Challenges To Worker Safety
The Changing Climate Will Impact Industries In Both Predictable And Unique Ways
How Can Firms Protect Workers Against The Increasing Risks Of Climate Change?
EHS Functions Must Broaden Their Purviews To Encompass The Full Range Of Risk
Table of figuresFigure 1. Industry Risk And Example Threat
Figure 2. Climate-Related Risk Linkages
Figure 3. Firms’ Per Cent Change In Spend On PPE
Figure 4. Rollout Of Digital Technologies In 2023