Labour Research February 2016

Health & Safety Matters

Women’s health
 and safety

A special report on women and health and safety in the Autumn/Winter issue of HesaMag, the journal of the European Trade Union Institute, calls for unions to do more to link equality to the fight for occupational health. 

Women at work: in search of recognition describes a number of initiatives across Europe, including the French “gender-based approach to support prevention”. 

In France, legislation passed in 2014 requires companies with over 50 employees to produce gender-based occupational health and safety indicators and “take into account the gender-differentiated impact of exposure to risks during risk assessments”.