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    Mentorship programme to help women ‘break down barriers’ into health and safety careers

    The women's safety group, SOWSHEA, has initiated a new career development programme to equip African young women with safety and leadership skills with the support of British Safety Council.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 August 2023

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    A journey to safe and sustainable workplaces

    Just 21 per cent of health and safety professionals are women. Showcasing the critical part they play in driving our sector forward is central to attracting more diversity into the profession. Rachel Rawlings is the Regulatory Affairs and Quality Manager for UK & Ireland & Norway at Air Products. Here she explains how she has driven forward ISO 45001 standards across the business, and why she believes diversity in occupational health and safety is so important.

    By Rachel Rawlings, UK & Ireland & Norway at Air Products. on 31 July 2023

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    We need more women in safety leadership roles – so let’s #EmbraceEquity

    Currently, approximately 21 per cent of health and safety professionals are women, which means the profession is not representative of the workplace. Translate this into leadership roles and we have even more work to do.

    By Louise Hosking, OneWISH Coalition on 11 May 2023

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    Menopause at work: government failing to grasp benefits of providing more support to female staff

    Many employers are waking up to the realities of menopause, and the benefits of providing a supportive environment for women at work.

    By Caroline Nokes MP on 28 April 2023

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    'If you empower women into top roles in health and safety, you transform the future of work'

    Funmi Adegbola is founder of the Society of Women in Safety Health and Environment-Africa (SOWSHE-A) which gives support to female professionals in safety, health and environment (SHE) through mentorship and training. Safety Management catches up with Funmi for International Women’s Day which is all about how we #EmbraceEquity.

    By Safety Management on 07 March 2023

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    Health and safety: still a man’s world?

    More women are joining the health and safety industry. But is change happening fast enough?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 March 2023

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    Why it’s important to be a menopause friendly employer

    Creating an environment at work where everyone feels comfortable talking about menopause can make it easier for employees struggling with the symptoms to seek help and support from their managers.

    By Deborah Garlick, CEO and founder, Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace on 28 February 2023

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    Why domestic abuse is a workplace safety issue

    Employers can play a vital role in supporting victims of domestic abuse, through steps like creating a culture where employees feel comfortable asking for help.

    By Lucy Horitz, Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse on 23 May 2022

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    Employers must challenge stigma of menopause, says new report

    Just 30 per cent of women who took time off to deal with the menopause shared the real reason with their employer or line manager, a study by the Fawcett Society has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 May 2022

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    Clearing the air on asbestos dangers to women

    Asbestos is killing more and more women every year. But evidence shows many still aren’t aware of the disease and how it can be acquired at work. This indicates they are more at risk.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 April 2022