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Online Webinar on Workplace in The New Norm

1pm - 3pm | Thursday, 11 Nov 2021 | Online

Topic: Short, Medium and Long-term implications of COVID-19

As we learn to live with COVID-19, we need to start considering the implications over time. There is a three-way contest between Vaccines, Variants and Testing in the short term; thereafter, co-infections, super-infections and secondary infections will be major determinants of public health in the medium to long term. Health is directly related to the economy and the future will be determined by human behavior, investments in public health and preparedness to handle zoonotic infections into the future in community and workplaces. COVID-19 is unlikely to be the last of the pandemics, hence building resilient public health system and effective BCPs is imperative to economic recovery and sustenance. This topic provides an overview of the key learnings from the past and paints an outlook for the plausible future beyond 2021.


Dr. Mohan Ravuru
Dr. Mohan Ravuru
Director of Clinical and Medical Affairs, Asia Pacific Region
Location: India

Mohan Ravuru is a physician researcher with over 15 years’ experience in In-Vitro diagnostics and biopharma industry. He has performed basic, clinical and translational research in Immunology, Infectious diseases and Molecular biology in academia and industry. As director of medical and scientific affairs for Abbott Rapid Diagnostics in Asia Pacific region he oversees the Infectious Diseases portfolio for Emerging Markets. Previously, he managed the donor blood screening portfolio for HIV, Hepatitis as well as emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases for Grifols. Earlier he served in a global medical affairs role with GSK Biologicals to support clinical development, launch and post-launch activities of vaccines for invasive pneumococcal and meningococcal infections worldwide. His first foray into industry was with Becton Dickinson research and development under Immunization division. Prior to that, he served as clinical research fellow at National University Hospital and Changi General Hospital in Singapore.

Beyond his MD degree, he has a Masters’ degree in cancer immunotherapy from National University of Singapore and a technology management degree from University of Queensland, Australia.

Proposed Topic: Adjusting to the New Norm

Scope of presentation:
  • What are the Workplace Challenges in the new Norm at workplace?
  • What is the foreseen disruption to stay post COVID-19?
  • How are workplace impacted during the pandemic?
  • What is role of Safety Professionals in managing occupational health and wellbeing as transitions towards managing Covid-19 as an endemic
  • Moving forward, what are the skillset that required by Safety Professionals required


Prof. Jim Shaw, CSP, CIT, AOT(OSHA)
Prof. Jim Shaw, CSP, CIT, AOT(OSHA)
Columbia Southern University
Location: USA

James is a Fulltime Professor for Columbia Southern Education Group instructing as part of the undergraduate programs with Columbia Southern University and Adjunct with Waldorf University in the Emergency Management undergraduate program.

James is a Certified Safety Professional, Certified Instructional Trainer, and has additional training in Psychological First Aid. He has been active as a part of the Emergency Operations Center for several Natural Disasters and volunteers to instruct in Incident Command Classes.

James served as a Cryptologist in the United States Navy during Operation Desert Shield & Desert Storm. He also served as an Intelligence Analyst in the Georgia Army National Guard. Shaw has had the opportunity to work in many different fields and has worked as a Deputy Sheriff, Low-Voltage Contractor and Line Operator on a Bounty production line. He worked as the Environmental Health & Safety Manager for Georgia-Pacific and helped lead a team of Auditor's to review and inspect eleven facilities. He managed three facilities in different parts of the southeast and worked as the Environmental Health & Safety Manager for a private chemical contracting facility. James worked with Tyson Foods for four years and managed eight facilities with approximately 2000 employees. He currently works as the North American EHS Lead for Angelini Pharma an Italian Pharmaceutical Company.

James spends time at Dabbler Designs art studio specializing in calligraphy, letterpress, and glasswork. James is actively involved in Volunteer & Rescue with the Civil Air Patrol (21 years) and the Coast Guard Auxiliary (3 Years). He is a member of the National Safety Team. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys. He is currently working on safety culture book through his discussion groups and speaking opportunities. Strategic Organizational Safety.


S Damodaran
S Damodaran
Singapore Institution of Safety Officers
Location: Singapore

Mr. Damodaran has been conducting safety related training with various organizations since 1993. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from NUS and a BSc. in Safety Science from the University of New South Wales. He has more than 24 years of experience in passionately providing safety solutions, towards reaching safety excellence to organizations in industries such as Manufacturing, Chemical, Shipbuilding, Construction, Hospitality and Oil & Gas.

His work has taken him places in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, and China. His other qualifications include Fire Safety Manager from the SCDF , Environmental Control Officer with the National Environment Agency. He also holds Certification in the Principles & Practices of Biohazard Containment (BSL3) by American Biological Safety Assn and the National Education Board of Occupational Safety & Health (NEBOSH) International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety from UK.