Here’s the Thing – ep21 – Val Ratsch

Val Ratsch is a health and safety inspector in the construction industry. As a female inspector she has worked in the construction industry for over 18 years, and throughout this time, her focus has always been to ensure that all workers abide by provincial health and safety legislation in order to reduce the number of accidents that occur in the workplace.

She will share with us a small sampling of her experiences in this field that is usually dominated by men…her experiences of being a young Latin American woman in an industry dominated by tough males and her early difficulties and how she dealt with them.

Ms. Ratsch will explain the construction health and safety industry from a female perspective.