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On the Safe Side podcast episode 6: The value of soft skills

How strong soft skills can benefit your career, and a chat with safety guru Linda Martin
In Episode 6, the Safety+Health team examines soft skills, including what they are, how they differ from other job-related skills and how they can benefit a safety professional’s career. Also, Linda Martin, a recipient of the National Safety Council’s Marion Martin Award, discusses her work as an educator, earning a doctorate and sharing positivity on social media.
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COVID-19 and working women

The pandemic is creating some unique challenges
In women-dominated industries such as health care, as well as those in which women aren’t well represented, including construction and the trades, female workers are facing unique challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A hard look at soft skills

Sharpening these competencies can propel your safety career
No matter how they’re defined, soft skills are vital to a safety professional’s career growth and development. “Technical knowledge will only get you so far,” one expert says.
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