Disney safety chief will give memorial lecture at IChemE’s Hazards 29 conference
6 Feb 2019
Worldwide safety and health manager at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Mike Bell, will deliver the Trevor Kletz Memorial Lecture at the Institution of Chemical Engineers’ Hazards 29 conference.
Responsible for 74,000 Disney cast members and 50 million guests each year, Bell’s presentation, ‘Applying Safety to Unconventional Risks’, will be a highlight of the leading European process safety event.
The conference runs from 22–24 May 2019 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham, in association with the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center in Texas.
Bell’s work has included supporting operational activities and areas including incident reduction, regulatory compliance, food safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomics and general safety. His current team provides design and construction safety support to Walt Disney World’s major expansion projects.
Bell said: “Those of us working in the safety and health industry are managing the safety of others day-in and day-out and often on such a vast scale. It’s absolutely critical that we identify the right risk priorities to focus on and work together to find ways to reduce risk for everyone’s benefit. To do this, we must talk about our experiences; sharing what’s worked well, and the challenges we’ve overcome.
“That is why the Hazards conferences are vital – they keep this dialogue and sharing of expertise at the forefront. I’m delighted to be delivering the Trevor Kletz Memorial Lecture at Hazards 29 to share my experience.”