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UL’s Integrated Health & Safety Institute Announces Creation of Advisory Board to Steer Research Agenda

June 7, 2016

CHICAGO, Ill., June 7, 2016 – UL’s Integrated Health & Safety Institute (IHSI) today announced the formation of an external advisory board.

The IHSI board includes industry and academic leaders with extensive expertise in the integration of health and safety. Board members will provide key market transformation insights, assist with developing strategic partnerships, and help identify opportunities in the IHSI strategy.

Members of IHSI’s advisory board:

  • Brad Barber, MSPH, CSP, Corporate Vice President of Safety, Health, and Environment, Parsons Corporation
  • Todd Conklin, PhD, Senior Advisor for Organizational and Safety Culture, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Dee Eddington, PhD, Professor Emeritus, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan and Founder and Director Emeritus, Health Management Research Center
  • Trish Ennis, MS, CSP, ARM, CRIS, Senior Loss Control Consultant, Holmes Murphy & Associates
  • Warner Hudson, MD, Medical Director, Occupational Health, UCLA
  • Ron Loeppke, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, President and Vice Chairman, US Preventive Medicine, and Co-chair, USPM International Advisory Board
  • Ranga Ramanujam, PhD, PGDM, Professor, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
  • Mark Roberts, MD, PhD, FACOEM, Past Member President, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Jeanne Sherwood, RN, CWWS, President and Founder, WellAdvantage
  • Nick Stavropoulos, MBA, President, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Joe Wallace, CSP, RRE, Assistant Vice President, Risk Control, CNA Insurance

“UL’s IHSI is honored to have such breadth and depth of expertise in our inaugural advisory board,” said Todd Hohn, IHSI’s global director. “Our strong advisory board, combined with the research backing of UL and our founding partner, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, puts IHSI on track to serve as the guiding force for truly integrating employer health and safety programs around the world.”

In its first year, IHSI has already made great strides in providing organizations with evidence to support the benefits of integrating health and safety in the workplace and begun the development of educational guidance and measurement tools. IHSI sponsored a study published in the January 2016 issue of JOEM, which found a correlation between a healthy and safe workforce and a company’s stock market performance. The Institute published a standard offering organizations a set of components that should be considered as part of integrated health and safety programming. To help organizations measure the effectiveness of their integrated strategies, IHSI has also developed an index allowing companies to translate the impact of employer health and safety programs in three core dimensions: economic, environmental and social. Most recently, the Institute published a report ranking state’s prevalence of health conditions and workplace safety rates compared to the national average.

View more information and biographies for members of IHSI’s advisory board at