Podcast

08: Finding the Right Gear and Community with Constanza (Technically A Tech)

August 15, 2022

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I'm Aimee - CRSP CHSC and I'm here to guide, coach, debate, and help you take yourself to the next level in workplace health & safety.

Meet Aimee

Tune into today’s super fun episode, where Aimee hangs out with Constanza aka Technically a Tech, the Workwear Queen, and everyone’s worksite bestie.

If you’re a woman who works on-site like me (even if only occasionally), you know how hard it is to find field workwear and safety gear that is size-inclusive, actually comfortable, durable, and well-priced. Followed by the great challenge of finding community because sometimes you’re the only woman on the job site. 

Well, look no further because Constanza, an environmental technician is here to answer your questions, as we talk about her field of work, finding the right gear, building community for Women on Site, and much more.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to learn about the opportunities in your field and land your first job
  • The nitty-gritty of an Environmental Technician’s life on-site 
  • The importance and benefits of having the right gear for on-site work 
  • Some of Constanza’s latest tricks for finding workwear that works
  • A peek into Constanza’s workwear reviewing, her relationships with brands, and what’s to come
  • Women on Site: a community for women who work on-site
  • What to consider if you want to work as an Environmental Technician

The Transmit Safety Podcast is here to help health and safety practitioners achieve a holistic approach to workplace health and safety so they can become impactful leaders and put the value of safety into action.

Resources and links

Today’s episode was sponsored by Transmit Safety, a consulting business where I help streamline and simplify health and safety management systems through education, program development, audits, and coaching. 

If you’re a woman who does fieldwork and works on-site join Constanza’s Women on Site Community. You can learn more about and connect with the founders, here are their Instagram accounts: Tessa Ferzli (@tattedbrickie), Samara Sampson (@wingnutless), Darci Spiteri (@sparks_to_sparkles), and, of course, Constanza Maass (@technically.a.tech).

Looking for a good belt? Check out Aimee’s go-to work belts at Unbelts.

For more information about how to work with Aimee, go to transmitsafety.com/ways-to-work-together

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Quotes from this episode

“But it is very interesting, seeing how much my role impacts the health and safety of the people that are working in these locations, living in these locations. And I do take it very seriously because I think well if I mess up my sampling or if my results are inaccurate, then people living here could be in harm.” – Constanza Maass

“If we’re working in these environments that are posing risks to our health, we need to be in the appropriate gear. That’s the whole reason it’s there.” – Constanza Maass

“If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. And I’m not going to try and sell something that I don’t believe in. So I have done sponsored ads. And it’s usually gear that either I have already tried or that I was sent and tried for a long time.” – Constanza Maass

“I think a lot of us ladies that are in these environments where there aren’t a lot of us will go online to find others and to connect with others and to share those experiences. The bond is so much deeper for some reason when you know […] the experiences that they have at work…”  – Constanza Maass

Connect with Constanza Maass 

Constanza (@technically.a.tech on Instagram, YouTube, and Tiktok) is an environmental field technician and has built a following on social media sharing her day to day life at work, as well as reviewing women’s workwear. Constanza is passionate about getting women into workwear that actually fits, and she speaks candidly on the experience of women in STEM and construction, creating a community for women to feel heard and understood. Constanza is your jobsite bestie, she will also make sure you’re staying hydrated and UV protected during those long days on site!

Instagram: @technically.a.tech

TikTok: @technically.a.tech

YouTube: Technically A Tech

LinkedIn: Constanza Maass

Connect with Aimee Arsenault

Aimee Arsenault is a CRSP and CHSC. She is the founder of Transmit Safety, a business that helps you simplify and streamline health & safety management systems.

Linkedin: Aimee Arsenault

Instagram: @transmit.safety

Twitter: @transmitsafety

Website: transmitsafety.com