Factsheet 42 - Gender issues in safety and health at work


There are substantial differences in the working lives of women and men and this affects their occupational safety and health (OSH). ‘The Community strategy on health and safety at work’ has ‘mainstreaming’, or integrating, gender into occupational safety and health activities as an objective. To support this, the Agency has produced a report examining gender differences in workplace injury and illness, gaps in knowledge and the implications for improving risk prevention.

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