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speaking, women's issues are absent from health and safety policies : the
hazards involved are either unknown or underestimated; and priorities are
defined in male-dominated sectors and occupations, and so on. This failure to
take account of women's health issues in the workplace constitutes a barrier to
effective policies on occupational health and equal opportunities.
For several years now, the TUTB and the ETUC have been trying to incorporate
gender into their workplace health and safety policy. In 2001, the TUTB and ETUC
decided to carry out a survey in the 15 EU countries aiming at assessing the
situation in two areas:
The inclusion of gender issues in health and
safety policies. The aim was to ascertain the extent to which issues to do with
women's health are taken into account when defining priorities, research
activities and statistical data, and also the extent to which they are taken on
board by the respective players and institutions.
Practical experiences involving health and
safety actions at the workplace that take account of gender issues.
This book reviews the key issues addressed by the research (developments,
policies and prospects) and case studies from different EU countries
illustrating research action in various sectors on different categories of