LRD Booklets March 2004

Women's health and safety - a trade unionist's guide

Introduction (885 words)

Women make up nearly half the workforce (44%), yet the labour market remains effectively segregated and women suffer systematic discrimination at work. ...

1. Women, work and ill health (1646 words)

Women make up nearly half the workforce, yet the labour market remains effectively segregated and women suffer systematic discrimination at work. This has a ...

2. Health and safety law (3512 words)

This chapter sets out the framework of health and safety law affecting all workers. It also gives details of regulations that refer specifically to ...

3. The hazards facing women at work (5241 words)

Women face a range of hazards at work, whatever the kind of job they do. But because of the industries and occupations they work ...

4. Specific issues for women at work (4416 words)

There are a number of workplace health and safety issues that only affect women. These include the menopause, breast and cervical cancer, pre-menstrual syndrome, ...

Checklist on women's health and safety (493 words)

This list is not exhaustive, but covers some key issues. In all cases employers should consult with workers and safety representatives. ...

Further advice and information (765 words)

Kiln House, 210 New Kings Road, London, SW6 4NZ; tel: 020 7384 2984; e-mail: inf@breastcancercare.org.uk; web: www.breastcancercare.org.uk. ...