Publication date : 2003
Number of pages : 389
Generally speaking, women's issues are absent from health and safety policies: the hazards involved are either unknown or underestimated; and priorities are defined in male-dominated sectors and occupations, and so on. This failure to take account of women's health issues in the workplace constitutes a barrier to effective policies on occupational health and equal opportunities.
For several years now, the ETUI Health and Safety department and the ETUC have been trying to incorporate gender into their workplace health and safety policy. In 2001, the ETUI Health and Safety department and ETUC decided to carry out a survey in the 15 EU countries aiming at assessing the situation in two areas:
This book reviews the key issues addressed by the research (developments, policies and prospects) and case studies from different EU countries illustrating research action in various sectors on different categories of risks.
ETUI, Brussels, ISBN
Karen Messing (CINBIOSE, University of Quebec)
Patricia Vendramin et Gérard Valenduc
Laurent Vogel (ETUI)
Daniela Tieves (Guest researcher, ETUI)