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Risk, ‘psychic numbing’, and wellbeing take centre stage at Lloyd’s Register Foundation International Conference 2019

The Global Safety Podcast, Episode 4 - COVID-19

When an unknown illness appeared in China at the end of 2019, little did we know that in just a few weeks we’d be facing a global pandemic and the biggest threat to human health in centuries. Much of the world ground to a halt, and across the globe the fight against COVID-19 continues. Livelihoods have been interrupted, projects put on hold, careers ended, infrastructure disrupted.

And so in this edition of The Global Safety Podcast, brought to you by Lloyds Register Foundation, Tom Heap is joined by a panel of experts with unique insights into ways in which we could engineer ways to safeguard against future pandemics and protect workers around the world when faced with the threat of a virus that doesn’t respect global boundaries.

This edition of The Global Safety Podcast features insights from:

  • Professor Richard Clegg, Managing Director of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation
  • Dr Juliet Mian, Technical Director of The Resilience Shift
  • Dr Neil Dhir from The Alan Turing Institute
  • Dr Claire Pekcan, Director at Safe Marine

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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.

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