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Top Three Trends for Women and PPE in Safety
When women—and their specific safety needs—are considered, workplace safety increases.
Women play a key role in the workforce today. That’s a fact that we take for granted now, however, as recently as 20 years ago that was not necessarily true. As a matter of fact, women’s workforce participation increased from just 43 percent in 1972 to 57 percent today, while men’s workforce participation declined from 77 percent in 1972
to 67 percent today.1 This bodes well for industries with an aging workforce that were predominately male in the past—where women entering these fields can help fill the worker gap, bringing additional benefits to the workforce, as aging baby boomers retire.
The purposeful work of a safety manager—helping to ensure workers make it home safely to their families at night—is real.
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