Join James as he chats with Maribeth Anderson, MPA, CSP in a two-part series. In the first part, Maribeth and James discuss business continuity and the lessons she learned from 9/11 when she was the Safety Manager for O’Hare International Airport. Maribeth discusses how they responded on the fly, and how they pivoted for the future from the lessons learned that day. Maribeth is a Global Safety Director and the first ASSP Council on Regional Affairs Vice President, and she has a great wealth of experience in safety leadership during crises.
In our 3rd and last Client Side Chat series, James chats with Sondra Lavoie, CSP, ASP, CHST, on Women in Safety: the barriers and how to overcome them. In this episode, Sondra discusses some of the biases uniquely faced by women in safety, setting up boundaries, and saying “yes and” as a way of saying no. Sondra discusses her success such as getting out into the field to overcome perceptions and being viewed as a safety professional: fair and as an equal. Sondra also discusses the workforce and organizational cultures and how they need to change. Check out this episode to learn about the challenges women in safety face and how everyone can help make the workplace fair.