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5.0 out of 5 stars It will take you to scenes you otherwise never would experience and glad that you didn’t have to
6 January 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is not only entertaining but informative.
Ms Delmater paints the atmosphere and character of the people of New York City with accuracy and humour in her roll as a certified safety engineer. She stumbles into this roll from the position of being a single mother looking for a way to support her three sons. She lands in a man’s world where she has to earn respect and use charm and wisdom to prevent danger and deflect misogyny. The book is filled with examples from the safety engineering field, names changed to protect those involved. It will take you to scenes you otherwise never would experience and glad that you didn’t have to.
The mood around and after the 9/11 attack and how that event affected her career and her life were heart-wrenching.
I especially admire this book because she shares the story of, as she calls it, an “accidental feminist” – a women work in a man’s world. This is a great book to be used to discuss not only safety but also equality at the workplace in mutual respectful admiration. I highly recommend this book for all, but especially for:
– single mothers who grope after hope,
– all those interested in pursuing a career within construction and
– those who want to discuss workplace equality
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