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Document ID (ISN)103529
CIS number 04-619
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Facts 43
Title Including gender issues in risk assessment
Original title Inddragelse af křnsaspekter i risikovurderinger [in Danish]
Die Berücksichtigung des Geschlechteraspekts bei der Risikoanalyse [in German]
Éntaxē tēs diástasēs tou fúlou stēn ektímēsē kindúnōn [in Greek]
La inclusión de los aspectos de género en la evaluación de riesgos [in Spanish]
Sooliste aspektide lülitamine riskianalüüsi [in Estonian]
Att inbegripa könsrollsfrĺgorna i riskbedömningen [in Swedish]
Inserire le problematiche legate al genere nella valutazione dei rischi [in Italian]
Genderdimensie in de risicoanalyse [in Dutch]
Płeć pracowników a ocena zagrożeń [in Polish]
Integrar a dimensăo do género na avaliaçăo dos riscos [in Portuguese]
Zahrnutie otázok rodovej rovnosti do posudzovania rizika [in Slovak]
Intégrer les questions de genre dans l'évaluation des risques [in French]
Bibliographic information European Agency for Safety and Health at Work,, 2003. 2p. Illus. 4 ref.
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Abstract Continuous efforts are needed to improve the working conditions of both women and men. However, taking a "gender-neutral" approach to risk assessment and prevention can result in risks to female workers being underestimated or even ignored altogether. When one considers hazards at work, one is more likely to think of men working in high-accident risk areas such as a building site or a fishing vessel than of women working in health and social care or in new areas such as call centres. A careful examination of real work circumstances shows that both women and men can face significant risks at work. It is therefore important to include gender issues in workplace risk assessments, and the mainstreaming of gender issues into risk prevention is now an objective of the European Community. This fact sheet contains a table showing examples of hazards and risks found in female-dominated work areas, and presents an approach for making hazard evaluations more gender-sensitive.
Descriptors (primary) European Union; hazard evaluation; plant safety and health organization; sex-linked differences; women
Descriptors (secondary) psychology and sociology; chemical hazards; data sheet; risk factors; physical hazards; biological hazards
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation