10 Keys for gender sensitive OSH practice – Guidelines for gender mainstreaming in occupational safety and health

Explains how to integrate gender issues into the analyses, formulation and monitoring of policies, programmes and preventive measures in order to reduce inequalities between men and women in occupational safety and health (OSH).

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

This publication was produced under the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) project “Linking safety and health at work to sustainable economic development: From theory and platitudes to conviction and action” (2009–2012).