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10 Keys for Gender Sensitive OSH Practice - Guidelines for Mainstreaming in Occupational Health and Safety

International Labour Office
These guidelines help organizations take a gender-sensitive approach to mainstreaming gender into occupational safety and health policies and practices to provide a safer workplace for both women and men. The resource helps integrate gender issues into analyses, formulation, and monitoring of policies, programs, and preventive measures to reduce inequalities between women and men.

  1. Taking a gender mainstreaming approach to reviewing and developing OSH legislation
  2. Developing OSH policies to address gender inequalities in OSH practice
  3. Ensuring consideration of gender differences in risk management
  4. OSH research should properly take into account gender differences
  5. Developing gender-sensitive OSH indicators based on sex-disaggregated data
  6. Promoting equal access to occupational health services and health care for all workers
  7. Ensuring the participation of both women and men workers and their representatives in OSH measures, health promotion, and decision making
  8. Developing gender-sensitive OSH information, education, and training about the differences in the way women and men may be exposed to risks at work
  9. Designing work equipment, tools, and personal protective equipment for both men and women
  10. Working time arrangements and work-life balance

To read the full guidelines, click here.