The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) @ASSPSafety and the Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) @WISEconnects Special Interest group published a fantastic article about the state of Women in Safety, and NO, not just because it quotes me 🙂 This article was sponsored by Amazon.
The focus of this report is based on the facts that, “Today, women in the U.S. are more educated than ever before and make up nearly 50 percent of the U.S. workforce. However, they continue to be underrepresented in leadership roles, and they typically make less money than their male colleagues
The safety industry is no exception to this trend. In fact, women make up far less than half of the safety profession, and they perhaps struggle even more than women in other industries to attain leadership roles.
Such gaps are not only problematic for women safety professionals wanting to advance their careers, but they also can make organizations and their workforces less safe — not to mention less profitable. When women aren’t adequately embedded in every level of an organization, blind spots ensue and risks affecting a large portion of the working population are often overlooked.
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), a global association for occupational safety and health professionals, is committed to diversity and inclusion across the safety industry— not only to serve our members and their professional goals, but also because we believe a diverse and inclusive workplace is safer, more productive and more profitable.”
You can access the report here: assp_women_and_safety_report_0419