In Europe, despite equal treatment laws that mainly concern wages and non-discrimination between individuals, the gendered division of labour is still present: men and women do not work in the same professions and, when they work in similar occupations, their work activity, work experience, opportunities for professional promotion and remuneration are not the same. One of the justifications given for the collective inequalities observed between men and women in the workplace is the stereotype that women are generally assigned to less dangerous and less strenuous tasks. Occupational health policies and prevention practices also continue to be built on a model of gender neutrality of "workers" whose implicit referent is the male worker.

This is why it is useful to analyse the obstacles and resistances to taking into account the gender dimension in occupational health, to produce data and studies to enrich knowledge on the differences in working conditions between men and women and their impacts on their health, and to propose interesting examples and alternatives. These are the objectives of this book.

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Table of contents

Gender, working conditions and health-What has changed_2021.pdf

TOC_Gender, working conditions and health-What has changed.pdf

Introduction_Men and women at work facing occupational hazards.pdf

1_Gender, working conditions and health_Headlines from the European Working Conditions Survey.pdf

2_Gender inequalities in working time and health in Europe.pdf

3_The effects of work organisation on the gender division of labour and MSD in the agricultural sector.pdf

4_Are part-time teachers discriminated against in French secondary schools.pdf

5_Sexist or sexual discrimination and harassment in masculinised occupations in Spain.pdf

6_Women in the Building Sector.pdf

7_Gender in agriculture-requirements for operating forces on agricultural machinery.pdf

8_Gender, age and working conditions.pdf

9_Shedding light on the occupational illnesses of female workers-two steps forward, one step back.pdf

10_Occupational mental health and gender.pdf

11_Inequalities related to gender and immigrant status in Italy.pdf

12_Women in the agrifood industry and musculoskeletal disorders.pdf

13_The experience of the Anact-Aract network in France.pdf

14_Violence against health-care workers- the picture in Canada.pdf

15_Breast cancer and work- the urgency of international social mobilisation.pdf

16_Hairdressers- forgotten victims of cosmetic products with every reason to get grey hair.pdf

Conclusion- The health of female workers- is science still one-eyed.pdf