New risks and trends in the safety and health of women at work - summary of a report

Inequality both inside and outside the workplace can have an effect on the
health and safety of women at work. This summary provides a policy perspective
to examining the specific challenges in terms of health and safety posed by the
more extensive integration of women in the labour market. It provides a
statistical overview of the trends in employment and working conditions, hazard
exposure and work-related accidents and health problems for women at work. It
explores combined exposures, occupational cancer, access to rehabilitation,
women and informal work, "emerging” female professions such as home care and
domestic work, issues faced by younger and older women, the growth of the
service sector, violence and harassment, and increasingly diversified working
time patterns as major risk factors.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work