150 women deaths attributed each year to performing work activities in ill-fitting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Houston, Texas – January 4, 2018 – SeeHerWork, a company that designs, manufactures and sells workwear, safety equipment, and other job-specific products for women, today announced the #SeeHerWork event series, taking place in Houston, San Francisco, Detroit and Washington, D.C. The events will not only bring together trade workers, community members and local politicians to share stories about the barriers to entry, inclusion and retention women face in the workforce due to ill-fitting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), but will also raise awareness to the unfair trade practices in the safety industry by major manufacturers that are suppressing innovations like SeeHerWork and putting employees at greater risk to retain market share. The first #SeeHerWork awareness event will take place on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in Houston, Texas.
The #SeeHerWork event series will provide a safe space for the first public dialogue about the current workwear Fit Compliance standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and call on Congress for stricter penalties towards unfair trade practices by major manufacturers that are suppressing safety innovations like SeeHerWork through some of these standards. “Working alongside other women to help rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, I saw first-hand how dangerous and difficult it is for them to perform daily jobs due to ill-fitting gear,” said Jane Harvey, CEO, SeeHerWork. “Women have gone decades without the right clothing and equipment to perform their jobs, and addressing this is the first step to fill empty labor positions today.”
“SeeHerWork is correct. There aren’t solutions for women, and this isn’t the only area that has had suppressed innovation. Being a global distributor, we can say that this change for women is absolutely doable,” said Anna Page, AMECO, Global PPE Manager. “The way of the future is customized PPE programs to help employers who want easy, cost-effective purchasing, but not at the risk of negatively impacting safety and performance. Proactive planning of innovation and inclusion is saving lives and increasing productivity; unlike the current status quo that is placing employers at risk.”
“SeeHerWork is highlighting the hurdles that are a challenge to innovation in the safety industry,” said Forrest Hester, ANSI/SAIA A92.24 Sub-Committee – Secretary, Tutus Solutions, LLC – Founder/CSH. “Today, major manufacturers suppress innovation in a variety of ways to keep their market share. SeeHerWork is filling a need in the industry that is actively being ignored. We look forward to working with SeeHerWork to improve safety in the industry and bring awareness to unfair trade practices that are putting lives at risk.”
Share your story using the hashtag #SeeHerWork. For information on future #SeeHerWork awareness events, visit: https://seeherwork.com/pages/get-involved
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Elects SeeHerWork CEO Jane Harvey to Board of Directors
Jane Henry, CEO of SeeHerWork, has been named to the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Board of Directors, with a three-year term beginning in January 2019. WBENC is the nation’s largest certifier of women-owned businesses and leader in women’s business development.
The election recognizes name’s active commitment to WBENC as a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and a member of the Women’s Enterprise Forum, which serves in an advisory capacity to the WBENC Board, providing input and feedback on WBENC programs and other matters.
“Jane has been a tremendous partner to WBENC over the years,” says Pamela Prince-Eason, WBENC President & CEO. “We are proud and honored that she will be bringing her talent and expertise to the WBENC Board of Directors.