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The Global Safety Podcast explores how engineers and scientists are making the world a safer place.

We face colossal challenges today; challenges that threaten the lives of millions of people. Each day 6,300 people die in workplace accidents and 420,000 people a year die from foodborne diseases. Many of these deaths are avoidable.

The Global Safety Podcast investigates the biggest safety issues facing the planet and looks at the latest science and innovations being developed to safeguard our future in an unpredictable world. How can we feed a growing population, whilst still ensuring that food is safe to eat? And how can we keep people safe with more and more robots in the workplace and driverless cars soon to become a reality?

The Global Safety Podcast is brought to you by Lloyd’s Register Foundation an independent global charity that is engineering a safer world. Subscribe today so that you don’t miss an episode.

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The Global Safety Podcast explores how engineers and scientists are making the world a safer place.

We face colossal challenges today; challenges that threaten the lives of millions of people. Each day 6,300 people die in workplace accidents and 420,000 people a year die from foodborne diseases. Many of these deaths are avoidable.

The Global Safety Podcast investigates the biggest safety issues facing the planet and looks at the latest science and innovations being developed to safeguard our future in an unpredictable world. How can we feed a growing population, whilst still ensuring that food is safe to eat? And how can we keep people safe with more and more robots in the workplace and driverless cars soon to become a reality?

The Global Safety Podcast is brought to you by Lloyd’s Register Foundation an independent global charity that is engineering a safer world. Subscribe today so that you don’t miss an episode.

    The Future of Safety at Sea

    The Future of Safety at Sea

     

    Professor Danielle George explores the world's most hazardous workplace - the ocean. By 2030 the oceans will provide direct employment for 40 million jobs. But those who work at sea have some of the most dangerous professions on the planet. With the help of a panel of experts, Danielle explores what’s needed to keep people who risk their lives at sea every day, safer.
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    • 38 min
    The Future of Business

    The Future of Business

    Professor Danielle George explores the rise of social purpose businesses and asks whether profit and social purpose can go hand in hand.

    She’s joined by a panel of experts who will put forward the business case as well as the moral case for an economy based on positive societal impact putting people before profits, and discuss what the future holds for businesses in light of impending global challenges. 
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    • 44 min
    The Future of Risk Post-Covid

    The Future of Risk Post-Covid

    Covid-19 has changed the world in many ways - crucially, it’s heightened our awareness of the unpredictability of life on this planet and the risks we face. But how much do we – the public – understand about risk? Are risks explained to us by Governments and scientists in a way that we all understand? 

    In this episode of The Global Safety Podcast, our host Professor Danielle George explores how risk is communicated, what we've learnt from the pandemic, and how to ensure those learnings make the world a safer and more resilient place.
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    • 44 min
    The Global Safety Podcast Series 3 Trailer

    The Global Safety Podcast Series 3 Trailer

    We live in a world full of risks. From extreme weather events, pandemics and conflict, to workplace accidents on land and at sea, car crashes and food-borne illness, it feels like threats to our safety are everywhere. But how much do we really know about how safe we are, and how safe do we actually feel?  In this series of The Global Safety Podcast, brought to you by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, Professor Danielle George is joined by global thought leaders to discuss how we can engineer a safer world for future generations. Together they'll tackle some of the biggest safety challenges facing the planet today and explore cutting edge innovations being developed to safeguard us all.  Follow or subscribe today to make sure you don’t miss an episode. 
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    Artificial Intelligence and Safety

    Artificial Intelligence and Safety

    Artificial Intelligence is all around us: it’s in our phones, our cars and our computers. Police departments, governments and hospitals use it, as do marketing companies, recruitment agencies, news sites and social media. The development and adoption of artificial intelligence is accelerating significantly, but the big question now is how do we maximise it’s benefits while avoiding its biggest risks? From robotic surgery to prevention of modern slavery, this episode of The Global Safety Podcast will be exploring ways in which AI is making the world a safer place,and the challenges and dangers faced in an era defined by rapid technological change.
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    • 46 min
    Sustainable Future: Climate Change, Coastal Communities and COP 26

    Sustainable Future: Climate Change, Coastal Communities and COP 26

    The impact of climate change is already being felt, causing more extreme and more frequent weather events all over the world, and particularly vulnerable are those communities living in coastal towns, cities and villages. With sea level rise inevitable and in fact already happening at an alarming rate, many coastal communities are already facing the impossible choice: relocate or lose their homes.

    In episode 6 of the Global Safety Podcast, Tom Heap and the panel discuss how coastal communities can build resilience and what the rest of the world can learn from them. Joining Tom are Suzanne Johnson, a Senior Advisor to the UN Global Compact's Sustainable Ocean Business platform, and head of the Lloyd's Register Foundation's Sustainability Program; Dr Michael Bruno, Provost at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Rocky Sanchez Tirona, Managing Director of Rare’s global Fish Forever coastal fisheries program and Professor Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development and Professor at the Independent University Bangladesh.  
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    • 43 min

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