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Women and occupational health

Practical tools and guidance

Women and occupational health
  • Spain
Provider: 
Andalusian Union Confederation of Workers Commissions - CCOO
Available in languages: 
Spanish
Description: 

Gender inequalities exist in work life, but little is known about their presence in relation to factors examined in occupation health settings. Also if men and women carry out the same task and are exposed to dangerous substances to the same degree the impact on health may be different for example due to the different hormonal systems. The aim of this report is to raise awareness on occupational risks for women. Chapter 3 look at occupational risks from chemicals from a gender perspective.

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Tasks covered: 
Miscellaneous
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Fibres
Gases
Liquids
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Solids
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Asthmagens
Carcinogens
Mutagens
Reprotoxic substances
Neurotoxic substances
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Sharps and cuts
Skin absorption
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Type
Type: 
MS information
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Policy makers
Workers
Workers representatives
Year of publication: 
2008