WIS Show: The Progression of Women in Safety Panel

By Tamara Parris
Published: April 4, 2022 | Last updated: November 22, 2023


Join our last discussion in a series of four where hosts Tamara Parris and Amandeep Beesla have candid conversations with industry guests about what it really means to be a woman in a male-dominated industry. In our final episode of this series we speak bring everyone back! Come listen in as our special guests, Candice Brown, Stacey Glanville and Janice Stanley join us once again for a group discussion of what was it like entering into a male-dominated industry, how do they believe those experiences helped them develop to who they are today and what they think the future holds. Did you miss the previous session? Check them out here! One, Two and Three.

We dive deep into:

  • How did women's issues and the movement at the time you started working, impact your work experiences?
  • How have women influenced the progression of our current modern working landscape?
  • How is having more women working in the same field, health and safety, impacting heir experience differently now?
  • Where could we potentially take women in safety, and how can we influence the future direction?

Our Guest :

Candice Brown has over 15 years of experience in health and safety across the BC construction industry, Candice is passionate about improving the physical and mental health and safety of all workers in the industry. She has spent her career working to move the conversation of safety away from hazard elimination and behaviour modification to a more holistic approach of listening to workers in the field and finding solutions that stem directly from their needs. She is a mental health advocate and has successfully headed various collaborations that bring awareness to mental health in the industry. As a mother, a community member, and a volunteer, Candice is kind-hearted and dedicated in her approach to all things in or outside of work.


Stacey Glanville has over 9 years experience mostly in BC, working in the construction industry as a safety professional. She has gained her experience through a variety of construction industries such as oilfield, residential and commercial construction. Her positions have ranged from being a Medic to a First Aid Instructor, Safety officer to a Field Supervisor and a Construction Site Supervisor. When Stacey isn’t busy coordinating health and safety, she can be found on her motorcycle or a on beach in Mexico if it isn’t riding season!

Janice Stanley is the Safety Coordinator with New York Painting for the past 5 years, before which she was the HSE Analyst at Atco Electric Transmission. Janice started her Occupational Health and Safety Professional career in 2013 with her roots in the Construction industry up-north. Janice has been in the trades industry for decades having to navigate degrading mindsets, different concepts of what is safe by workers from various backgrounds and all within a Male dominated field. It took time to build credibility and having workers listen to safety insights and recommendations. Today she enjoys a worker place where she collaborates with team members, Management and Clients to achieve improved safety behaviors and company culture. Her passion is to identify root causes and offer creative solutions to work towards non recurrence and a zero injury culture.

Your Hosts:

Amandeep Beesla is the Director of Safety Insight and Innovation at Salus.

She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her, having worked over 20 years in heavy industrial construction, civil earthworks, pipeline, mining, and oil and gas industry. Amandeep has her NCSO designation in both Alberta and BC and CSS designation in BC, as well as an OHS and NEBOSH accreditation and both her Associate of Arts Degree and Bachelor of Arts Degree. She is an active member of the CSSE, ASSP, BCTWS, and sits on various other committees and boards. Amandeep is currently working towards her CRSP.

BetweenTwoCranes Podcast:

Tamara Parris the V.P of Community and Business Development at Safeopedia.

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Written by Tamara Parris

Tamara Parris

Tamara Parris is the VP of Community and Business Development at Safeopedia, and owner of EHS Professionals Group on LinkedIn. Her passion is working with other EHS Professionals to collaborate in thought leadership, networking and connecting our industry peers to resources that will increase profitability and safety practices within their workplaces. Tamara has been in the Health and Safety field for over 20 years, her industry experiences include the Construction sector, CCTV and Security, and Commercial Retail industries.

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