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1% Safer through Investing in People and Our Working Environment
27th February 2021 • Safeopedia Podcasts • Safeopedia Podcast
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Join as we have an in-depth discussion with Kathy A. Seabrook, Dr Theo Compernolle  and Dr. Ralf Franke about learning teams, valuing our people, de-digitizing and using "block working" to become more productive, and investing in our organizations to improve workplace safety to become 1% safer each day! We also share more about One Percent Safer, the book AND details on our LIVE & DIRECT Conference coming April 28, 2021. Register here!

In Partnership with One Percent Safer.

Our Guests

Dr. med. Ralf Franke, Head of Environmental Protection, Health Management and Safety, Siemens AG

Since February 2009 Head of Corporate Human Resources Health Management and since August 2009 Head of HR EHS – Environmental Protection, Health Manage­ment and Safety.

Dr. Ralf Franke was born August 24, 1964. He is married and has two daughters.

He was a professional soldier and had officer training at the German Federal Armed Forces from 1983 to 1999. He studied Medicine at the University Mainz and had his training at the German Federal Armed Forces Hospital in Ulm. He did his doctorate in 1992, finished his specialist training for general medicine in 1996 and for occupational medicine in 2000. Since 2009 he has been a specialist for occupational safety.

Dr. Franke has worked in executive positions in occupational health management and occupational safety with MTU Aero Engines GmbH and Daimler AG before joining Siemens AG in 2009.

Prof Dr Theo Compernolle MD. PhD, Neuropsychiatrist, Brussels Area

He is an independent international consultant, executive (team)coach, trainer and key-note speaker.

He teaches and coaches in Dutch, English and French, in the executive programs of business schools mainly in Belgium, France and the Netherlands and in a wide range of (multi)national organizations on three continents..

Formerly he was the Suez Chair in Leadership and Personal Development at the Solvay Business School (BE), Adjunct Professor at INSEAD and CEDEP (FR), Visiting Professor at the Vlerick School for Management (BE) and TIAS (NL) and Professor at the Free University of Amsterdam (NL).

He is the author of three bestsellers/longsellers. ao. "STRESS: FRIEND AND FOE" (fourth total revision expected for the summer) and “'BRAINCHAINS. Discover your brain to unleash your performance in a hyperconnected multitasking world.” ( and its concise version “How to unchain your brain” (

His thinking about safety is based on his research and expertise in the area of stress (starting in the eighties) and the impact of multitasking on the functioning of our brain (starting with the introduction of the Blackberry).

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Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP (US), CFIOSH (UK), EurOSHM, FASSP, CEO of Global Solutions, Inc.

Kathy is a futurist and influencer, working with companies across industry sector, who are focused on their people (a company’s human capital) and leveraging the value of workplace safety and health impacts on operational, commercial and safety/health excellence, creating value and sustainable, resilient corporate performance. She is an advisor to the Capitals Coalition, the former chair of the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability, published author on global environmental, safety and health management and sustainability, global leader in ISO 45001, past president and fellow of the American Society of Safety Professionals, fellow of the British Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, member of the GRI 403:2018 Occupational Safety and Health standard project working group and appointed to the US National Academy of Science, Gulf Research Program Risk Committee. Kathy holds a BSc in Chemistry and certifications in the US, UK and Europe. She is the founder and CEO of Global Solutions, Inc