Mr. Wolf Kirsten

Co-Director, Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces, United States of America

Wolf Kirsten is a social entrepreneur and Founder of International Health Consulting based in Tucson, Arizona and Hamburg, Germany ( His consulting portfolio is truly global, advising companies on health and well-being strategies such as Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Siemens and Saudi Aramco in many regions of the world. In addition, he has consulted the World Health Organization (WHO) on developing global guidelines for Healthy Workplaces. He also advised the governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Mongolia on the development of a national strategy for health promotion.

Mr. Kirsten is co-founder of the Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces (, which hosts the Global Healthy Workplace Awards each year and certifies enterprises as Healthy Workplaces.

Mr. Kirsten received his Master of Science in Health Promotion Management from American University in Washington, DC. He is a German native and lived many years abroad (United States, England and China).

SYM17 (Formerly S29) - Forget the old safety framework approach:  Go for a great place to work

Procedures, processes, and risk assessments are only one way to improve OSH. Beyond the old safety framework approach, what is crucial is to create a culture which translates OSH into something tangible, related to daily life of workers. The session will draw on practical experiences to demonstrate the potential of strong workplace OSH culture to support OSH performance and business success. 

Kris De Meester, Belgium  

John Beckett, Canada 
Wouter De Gier, Netherlands 
Wolf Kirsten, United States of America 
Karolien Van Nunen, Belgium

Live : 22/09/2021 - 13:45 EDT - 15:15 EDT
Rerun : 22/09/2021 - 23:45 EDT - 23/09/2021 - 01:15 EDT