Women make up 42% of the employed population in the EU. Men and women are not
the same and the jobs they do, their working conditions and how they are
treated by society are not the same. These factors can affect the hazards they
face at work and the approach that needs to be taken to assess and control them.
Factors to take into account include:
It is therefore important to recognise these differences and take a 'gender
sensitive' approach to health and safety at work.
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work