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Webinar: Achieving Digital Transformation of the Workforce for Better Safety & Productivity

An On-Demand EHS Today-hosted webinar, sponsored by Corvex Connected Safety and MCR Safety

Date: This webinar is available on-demand.
Originally Broadcast: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. EST (GMT -5, New York)
Duration: 1 Hour
Event Type: On-Demand Webinar
Cost: Free

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Join us for a Panel Discussion with:
Ted Smith, Co-founder, President Corvex Connected Safety
Abby Ferri, Vice President, National Construction Practice, Hays Companies
Paul Harris. Vice President of Product Strategy and Innovations, MCR Safety

Connected technology provides more opportunity than ever before to obtain real-time data that can help safety become more predictive and proactive. However, digital transformation has stalled where it is needed most – at the worker level. This webinar will discuss the concept of “worker-powered” safety including ways that IoT technology can advance real-time safety practices and metrics while engaging and empowering workers.

The panel will address topics including:

  • How Smart PPE, data management and IoT work together to create possibilities for safety
  • Examples of worker-powered safety using connected devices, safety zones, and real-time bi-directional data
  • How current mindsets need to change to further digital transformation where safety is concerned
  • Ways in which both new collar and traditional workers can benefit from connected safety practices
  • Next steps in moving toward a connected safety environment that engages and empowers workers, and provides management with the ability to run predictive, proactive safety programs.



Ted Smith, CEO, Co-founder and President, Corvex Connected Safety

For nearly two decades Ted Smith has been deeply involved in the application of emerging technologies to solve problems surrounding supply chain, risk, workplace safety and other business issues.  At Corvex, Smith and his team are dedicated to developing worker-powered safety solutions based on the most advanced technology and sophisticated behavioral techniques. This combination of tools and motivation gives workers a voice, helping create more productive, engaged and safer work cultures.  

Throughout his career Smith has worked in executive leadership roles including sales, marketing and operations management for global organizations as well as successful startup ventures. As VP of Global Sales & Marketing, Partners for Thomson Reuters, Smith expanded the company’s channel reach significantly, helping to significantly grow the media company’s already considerable footprint.  Prior to this experience, Smith provided sales leadership and management for of leading edge technology companies in roles of increasing responsibility.

Abby Ferri, CSP, Vice President, National Construction Practice, Hays Companies

Abby Ferri, CSP is the Vice President of National Construction Practice with Hays Companies and was formerly the President of The Ferri Group LLC. She holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Health and Safety, is an OSHA Outreach Trainer for Construction, and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Abby is responsible for risk control, program development, training, and regulatory compliance for her clients in the construction, manufacturing, energy, beverage, hospitality, and retail industries throughout the United States and Canada.

In addition to providing services for clients, Abby is an Adjunct Instructor in the Construction Management Program at Dunwoody College of Technology, President-Elect of the Northwest Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), and Administrator of the Women in Safety Excellence common interest group of the ASSP.

Paul Harris, Vice President of Product Strategy and Innovations, MCR Safety

Mr. Harris has worked as the Director of Product Development and Strategic Branding at MCR Safety, and has many years of experience in sales and purchasing, including working with customers, end users, and vendors. Mr. Harris identifies new product opportunities by working with all levels in distribution channels and drives the process from development to market launch. He also works to identify strategic branding and licensing opportunities for MCR Safety. Mr. Harris is a graduate of the University of Memphis.

Mr. Harris has been a part of the industrial safety community for over 20 years, with many of those spent in product development and design while assisting the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) in writing safety standards adopted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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