March 23 Virtual Summit PPE for Women: Don´t ´shrink it and pink it´- real solutions to keep all workers safe

February 19th, 2023

Research from the CSA Group found just six per cent of Canadian women say the personal protective equipment (PPE) they wear is designed for them.

That has led them to make troubling modifications, using things like duct tape, to get through the day. This compromises the safety of the workers, as the modifications may be making the PPE less effective.

Join OHS Canada on March 23, 2023, as we bring together experts to address the issue head on and discuss solutions to ensure all workers are getting the proper equipment they need to stay safe on the job.

This half-day educational forum is an exclusive opportunity to position your organization as a leader in the design and implementation of inclusive PPE and to show support for women in the workplace as organizations pause to celebrate International Women’s Day.


1:30 p.m. to 1:35 p.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks

Todd Humber, senior editor, OHS Canada; and Silvana Maiolo, national brand sales manager, OHS Canada.

1:35 p.m. to 2 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Teague, CSA Group

Jennifer Teague, vice-president, research and planning, CSA Group. Jennifer will walk attendees through the findings of Canadian Women’s Experiences with Personal Protective Equipment in the Workplace.

2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Identifying the PPE issues facing women and understanding consequences

This expert panel will talk through some of the issues facing women on job sites.

2:45 p.m. – 3 p.m. Break

3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Practical PPE solutions for women

This expert panel will talk through some real and practical solutions to protect women on the job.

3:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. Closing Remarks