8th Annual Health and Behavioral Safety Excellence

7 - 9 October 2015

ERM is a sponsor of the 8th Annual Health and Behavioral Safety Excellence Conference being held in Amsterdam on the 7 – 9th October 2015. The aim of the conference is to help companies develop their safety culture and achieve optimised technical safety through increased engagement.

We are looking forward to participating in the conference, networking with industry leaders in safety and sharing perspectives about what it takes to deliver and sustain step changes in safety performance and culture.

ERM will be preparing a summary of the conference highlights and insights. If you are unable to attend, and would be interested in receiving a copy of this short summary, please fillout the form to the right let us know.

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ERM at the Conference

John Waters is ERM’s Global Managing Partner for Sustainable Safety. ERM is the world’s leading sustainability consultancy, providing support to multi-national companies on their most challenging sustainability issues, including how to breathe life into their personal and process safety management approaches. 

John is a member of ERM’s Executive Committee and has worked for the company for 18 years in a range of operational and client focused roles. His personal safety journey was heavily influenced by a serious incident on a petrochemical facility in the NW of England in 1988, where a fellow worker was seriously injured in an industrial fire. This incident demonstrated to John the importance of hazard recognition, active safety leadership, and learning from incidents.

His current role is supporting clients in delivering profound and sustainable improvements to their safety performance, particularly focused on the reduction of serious injuries and fatalities, and the elimination of high hazard catastrophic incidents.

John has supported clients in many sectors, including oil and gas, mining, chemicals and manufacturing, and in countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America.

Edna Besnaïnou is a Partner within the ERM Sustainable Safety Team and is based in the Germany, Frankfurt office. Having the lead on Safety Programs and Training Services for the Central Europe region she manages, develops and delivers programs for international clients around safety transformation, high impact EHS training programs, technical and occupational safety, and health & safety management systems.

Edna is an approved Health & Safety Engineer, graduated Environmental Engineer, and certified HSE Management System Auditor with nearly 20 years of professional EHS experience. She gained sound engineering, compliance assurance and EHS management knowledge by working over several years as an EHS Manager for an international manufacturing company. During her 13 years consulting experience at ERM, Edna has specialised on the development and implementation of client tailored safety culture, performance improvement and training programs including behavioural approaches. She has worked at both, the corporate level, to support the development and global roll-out design for programs and at the facility level to implement programs aligned with local specifics.  

During her career she has undertaken projects within different industries and sectors and has worked throughout Central Europe, Russia, the United States, and Brazil.


Bilderberg Garden Hotel
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Conference Highlights and Insights

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