Research & Innovation Summit

Shaping the Future of EHS, together.

The Research & Innovation Summit is your forum as a leader, practitioner, researcher, and student. Together, we can share essential research with practical implications and ask the questions that will shape the future of safety practices.

This biennial event provides a unique forum for individuals and organizations dedicated to the advancement of EHS. Topics covered at last year’s Summit include:

  • Environmental, Social, and Governance
  • Culture of Safety
  • Mental Health and Safety at Work
  • Public Health
  • Risk/Hazard Analysis

Browse below to learn more about past events, and follow us on social media for the latest information on the 2025 R&I Summit!

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2023 Summit Highlights

The 2023 Summit included more than 30 general sessions, panels, roundtables and breakout sessions. Research posters were also presented by students and can be further explored on SHIFT — the academic research journal created in partnership with BCSP and The BCSP Foundation. View highlighted outcomes from the 2023 Summit below or visit Learning on Demand to find additional content and opportunities for continued education.

2021 Summit Highlights

The Summit provided an opportunity for participants to actively shape the future of safety by examining current issues in the industry. The outcomes from the sessions will determine the areas of focus for the BCSP Foundation’s Research and Innovation grants, SHIFT journal, and Summit 2023. The attendees focused on the accomplishments of current research, future opportunities, barriers, and needs.

2019 Summit Highlights

The Inaugural 2019 R&I Summit established the BCSP Foundation’s commitment to the advancement of the body of knowledge that contributes to the practice and profession of EHS. Providing space for the free exchange of ideas and opportunity for collective exploration of questions that demand further investigation. Actionable items to shape investment, collaboration and communication, defined by colleagues, for the benefit of the collective good.