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
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
The most recent documents available on this subject are:TUC Gender and Occupational Safety and Health ‘Gender-sensitivity' Checklist
Ready to use checklist : How gender-sensitive is your workplace?PDF version available for download
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 ever...
This briefing for safety representatives explains what their employers should do to ensure the protection of pregnant women and new mothers.
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