Diversity-sensitive risk assessment aims at a holistic approach to occupational safety and health (OSH) taking account of group specific risks and interventions, in particular regarding age and gender-related issues. The working group for emerging risks (WG EMEX) of the Senior Labour Inspectors’ Committee (SLIC) presents a guideline for labour inspectors and gives recommendations on how to develop inspection procedures and to enhance the effectiveness of labour inspectors’ workplace interventions with regards to diversity issues.
The publication can also help employers and OSH experts who want to know more about diversity and risk assessment at the workplace level. In four chapters the publication explains why a holistic approach to occupational safety and health is needed when carrying out a risk assessment and when dealing with new and emerging risks. It also clarifies why an age perspective on OSH helps to cope with the demographic challenge and introduces a gender perspective on OSH and risk assessment.
The guide is available in all official EU languages.