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Prof Kenji Saito

Immediate Past President American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Professor Dr. Saito is immediate Past President of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Past-President of the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. As assistant clinical professor at Dartmouth College, University of New England and Adjunct faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Instructor at Harvard University, Kenji enjoys training the next generation of leaders in Occupational Health, Safety, Well-being, Leadership and Organizational Development, Digital health, Innovations, Data analytics, Entrepreneurship, Medico-legal consultation and Bioethics. Growing up as a sushi chef in a small family business kindled Kenji’s entrepreneurial spirit where he is currently involved with several startups in digital well-being, culinary and lifestyle medicine platforms in the Boston, Las Vegas and Los Angeles area and with environmental remediation technology in the Miami area. He is also a consultant, advisor for employee health and wellness to several national and global companies in the Consumer Products, Marketing, Transportation, Manufacturing, Nutraceutical/Pharmaceutical industries, and worked with various Government and Regulatory Agencies like State Licensing Board, OSHA, NIOSH, EPA, etc. As a physician, he continues to practice clinical occupational health, seeing pilots as a senior medical examiner for the FAA and as an attorney, he is barred in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. During his spare time, he enjoys serving as one of the founding board members for Kids’ Chance of Maine, Maine Medical Association and House of Delegate to the American Medical Association. Dr. Saito is also the Global Medical Director of Owens Corning and previously Sr. Director of Global Wellness at P&G.

PHOM 2024 Talk details

Global Occupational Health: challenges and opportunities of AI, Automation and Robotics

Come and explore the world of Global Occupational Health as Prof. Dr. Saito discusses and shares his experiences of travels around the world discussing our shared experiences of protecting workers, enhancing the future integrated built environment and how AI, robotics and automation will change the way we work and how occupational health professionals could support these new work paradigm. Learning objectives for the talk: Recognize the roles of Occupational Health in different regions of the world including, North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Describe how AI, robotics and automation will impact workplace dynamics between Safety, HR and OEM. Assess how to provide a global perspective to evaluate new OEM technologies using ethical frameworks established by global organizations.