Safety is an emerging profession and although the number of women entering is rising, we are still underrepresented.
The safety profession can be very challenging for women because it is a male-dominated industry, she says. For example, personal protective equipment is usually tailored to men, so finding equipment that fits properly is a challenge. Additionally, there can be concerns around personal safety when working at remote camps.
To achieve its goal of increasing female presence, development and leadership in the health and safety profession, Association of Nigerian Women Safety Professionals will be providing members with networking sessions, workshops and a speaker series.