Exploring the gender dimension of telework: implications for occupational safety and health


The increasing shift to telework and hybrid work since the COVID-19 pandemic has strongly impacted women. This discussion paper explores the gender dimension of telework and occupational safety and health (OSH) and reviews developments in related legislation.

Identified research gaps include the gender dimension of cyberbullying, gender and company-level OSH policies in the field, and absence of gender aspects in OSH-focused regulation of telework. The paper highlights that gender-sensitive provisions in the area of telework and hybrid work can contribute to women’s work–life balance and labour market integration.

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