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Ready to use checklist : How gender-sensitive is your workplace?

The TUC has reconvened its Women’s Health and Safety Working Group. The Group is focussing on a gender-sensitive approach to occupational health and safety and ensuring equal rights to protection for all workers. A Network has been set up so that safety reps can post

  • details of recent research on GOSH
  • information about what is happening in the UK, Europe and other countries
  • requests for information on particular topics
  • experience of dealing with gender and health and safety issues
  • debates about the best way to develop a gender sensitive approach.

Links

Barefoot research   http://www.tuc.org.uk/h_and_s/index.cfm?mins=493

DIY Research http://www.hazards.org/diyresearch/

Women’s health and safety http://www.hazards.org/women/understrain.htm

Labour Research Department http://www.lrd.org.uk

The Age and Employment Network (TAEN) http://www.taen.org.uk

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - HSE New and expectant mothers www.hse.gov.uk/mothers

Pregnancy and Work.  What you need to know as an employee http://www.berr.gov.uk/files/file34285.pdf

Ready to use checklist : How gender-sensitive is your workplace?
10 January 2008
The Equal Opportunities Commission recently found that the majority of employers failed to undertake the legally required risk assessments to protect new or expectant mothers at work. Around 350,000 women continue to work during their pregnancy every year and of those, 69% return to work after giving birth.
20 May 2005
This briefing for safety representatives explains what their employers should do to ensure the protection of pregnant women and new mothers.
15 April 2005