Health and safety professionals have a huge responsibility, and the challenges of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 heightened the awareness of the value of what health and safety professionals can bring to an organization.
The health and safety sector is not new to change, but is in a state of constant flux due to the ever-evolving nature of workplace dangers.
The profession has been primarily male-dominated, but that is starting to change. In March, Canadian Occupational Safety hosted its second annual 'Women in Safety' summit.
The recent virtual event introduced the "Top Women in Safety" for 2021. From hundreds of nominations across Canada, the list was pared down to the top 40, and includes women who are at the top of their game and leaders in their fields.
Belleville's own Lisa Hallsworth, CEO Rillea Technologies is on that list.
A proud member of the Belleville Chamber of Commerce, Rillea Technologies offers a fresh approach to the safe handling of hazardous chemicals. Check out their listing on the Chamber member directory.