As a consultant I always look for a knowledge or skill to set myself apart from the pack and secure work where others can’t. That’s why I have been building up my capabilities to help organizations address EHS issues for workers who are pregnant, may be pregnant, or are breastfeeding. You may also want to beef up your skills in this area to make yourself more valuable to your current employer or more marketable in your next job. Here are a dozen reasons why this is a good idea.
A growing number of EHS pros have bought into this new skill set. We are beginning to call ourselves “maternity health protectors” and “maternity protection risk assessors,” titles derived from the International Labour Organization’s Maternity Protection conventions.
A beta website helps funnel our interests. Initially we are self-declaring competency in maternity health protection because no existing organizations or credentials meet our needs. As a measure of competency, we have developed a 50-question quiz that anyone interested may take at www.imaginemediaco.com/mpra/quiz/. The quiz has no passing score and answers are found at the end. Take the quiz and test your knowledge.