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Making Safety and Health Relevant to the C-Suite

October 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Over the last decade, a number of organizations have been rocked by unforeseen supply chain disruptions and vulnerabilities. A break in the chain can occur from anywhere: it could be a human right violation in the sourcing location, poor workplace safety policies and unethical procurement practices, or incidents involving injuries or damage to property. The unfortunate reality is that as supply chains grow more globalized and complex, they become more prone to volatility.

With over three decades of experience working with more than 125,000 suppliers, Avetta has developed standard operating procedures to help companies make their supply chains safer and more reliable. We’re sharing these exclusive insights in this session.

Safety and Supply chain leaders will learn:

  • Critical success factors for their business
  • Insights into common areas of improvement backed by global data
  • Simple steps organizations can be taking today to improve their supplier management process



Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. | Partner | Fisher & Phillips LLP

Ed also serves as President of Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions LLC.  Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips,

Ed was the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.  Named by President George W. Bush to head OSHA, Ed served in that capacity from April 2006 to November 2008.  During his tenure at OSHA, workplace injury, illness, and fatality rates dropped to their lowest levels in recorded history.  For more than 30 years, Ed has worked in the labor and employment area, focusing on occupational safety and health issues.  He also served on the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in Washington, DC, chairing the Commission from March 1990 to February 1994.

Ed has been named one of the “50 Most Influential EHS Leaders” by EHS Today magazine for several years and named one of the “50 Most Influential EHS Leaders” in the United States by Occupational Hazards magazine. He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on occupational safety and health issues.

Tom Cecich | President | TFC & Associates

Tom Cecich is president of TFC & Associates a safety, health and environmental management consulting firm. He also serves as a strategic advisor for Avetta, LLC. He was previously vice president of EHS Global Business Support at the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline also held safety management positions at IBM and Allied Chemical Corporations.

He served as the 102nd president of the American Society of Safety Engineers and is an ASSE Fellow, the Society’s highest honor. He was also the past president of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

Mr. Cecich earned his BS degree from the University of Miami and a MS from North Carolina State University, both in Industrial Engineering. He is a certified safety professional (CSP) and a certified industrial hygienist (CIH).


October 18, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm




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