ASSP’s Women and Safety Report
Diversity and inclusion are top-of-mind social and human capital issues for now and the foreseeable future. ASSP 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.
Our new report, “Women and Safety in the Modern Workplace: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace Can Boost Safety, Productivity and Profitability,” explores the current gender gap in the safety profession and identifies the need to collect better data to determine solutions. The small percentage of women in the profession likely contributes to the relatively limited number of women who hold safety leadership positions, another area in which data are needed so that targeted initiatives can be developed to drive change.
In addition, the report, which was sponsored by Amazon, addresses two issues that affect working women — ill-fitting PPE, which put them at higher risk on the job, and violence, which is a leading cause of workplace fatalities among women — and offers some steps employers and other stakeholders can take to tackle these concerns.
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