January 22 - January 26, 2018

OSHA recently renewed its alliance with the National Association of Women in Construction, aiming to safeguard women in the building trades. In your experience, are women at special risk for workplace injury in the construction industry?


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No. 75%
Yes. 16%
Other (please explain in the comments section). 8%


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Tagged categories: Health & Safety; Health and safety; OSHA

Comment from Amber Lounsbery , (1/22/2018, 8:26 AM)

Why would we be at risk? The only risk I would see is Sexual Harassment. As a women picking a career in the construction industry, we know what were in for, just the same as a man.


Comment from Janet Mazeau, (1/23/2018, 7:50 AM)

Only if their vanity gets in the way of using PPE and conducting themselves using good safety practices. Glad to hear that NAWIC is still going strong.


Comment from Regina Montgomery, (1/23/2018, 10:36 AM)

I spent 30 plus years in industry as a marine engineer and haven't met anyone, male or female, who lets vanity get in the way of safety..even the make-up loving, black-belt, concert pianist oiler.


Comment from Michael Halliwell, (1/23/2018, 11:23 AM)

The only time I see it as being a potential issue is if "the boys" try to "burn in" a lady like they do a newbie/greenie. Difference is, I think the ladies get "burned in" a lot more (longer or on more jobs) than the newbies/greenies do. Otherwise, I don't see it as an issue...if everyone works safe, everyone goes home safe.


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