Our annual White Paper research has indicated some differences in how male and female professionals approach their jobs. Our readers responded on using different tools and tactics, if they do, and how they feel attitudes and philosophies between male and females differ, if at all.
I think males and females approach their jobs in safety and health differently; just as they approach life differently. I have been told some employees feel more comfortable reporting accidents and workplace hazards to female safety and health pros because they tend to have a more sympathetic ear. This may be due to female S&H pros using their "soft" skills a little better than their male counterparts. Males may have the skills also, but may be more reluctant to use them in the workplace.