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ASSP’s McNelly Hosts Women and Safety Podcast Series

May 22, 2019
CEO Jennifer McNelly

PARK RIDGE, Illinois — The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has partnered with The WAM Podcast on a new six-episode series about the impacts of gender on workplace safety and health. The 30-minute podcasts are hosted by ASSP CEO Jennifer McNelly and presented by Jacket Media Co.

Each podcast will feature McNelly and a safety leader or subject-matter expert discussing an issue specific to women in safety.

In the first episode, McNelly speaks to Dr. Cori Wong, assistant vice president for gender equity at Colorado State University. They discuss how prioritizing gender diversity and inclusion can improve occupational safety and health. The concepts shared can help safety professionals reframe their thinking about gender in the workplace.

“Through these conversations, I hope to better understand the barriers and challenges that women and other marginalized groups face in the workplace,” McNelly said. “These experiences can affect a wide range of outcomes, including their safety on the job.”

ASSP’s women and safety podcast is the second podcast series introduced by the Society in the past year. The biweekly Standards and Tech Pubs Podcast debuted in October to help occupational safety and health professionals stay informed of industry consensus standards and technical publications.

“The WAM Podcast is where accomplished women empower accomplished women, so ASSP’s new series fits nicely within that structure,” said producer Linda Hopler at Jacket Media Co. “Our podcasts delve into the diverse experiences of women in manufacturing and business to discuss their many challenges and inspirational success stories from the shop floor to the C-suite.”

The WAM Podcast was created by Jacket Media Co., broadcasters of five podcasts available on iTunes, Podbean and Google Play that also include Manufacturing Talk Radio, Manufacturing Matters with Cliff Waldman, Full Time with Amy Nicklaus, and soon to launch, Where’s Willie with Willie Miller. The podcasts feature weekly shows with breaking news, technological innovations, business trends, economic developments and entrepreneurial stories for manufacturers and people in business.

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Media contact: Blaine Krage, 847.768.3416,


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