Women’s Safety and Health Issues

January 21, 2019 No Comments

America’s work force has changed quite a lot in the last 50 years.  Though there are still more men in the workforce, the percent of women working has steadily increased from 34% in 1950’s to 60% today.

Women often face different workplace safety and health challenges than men do; partly because men and women tend to have different kinds of jobs.   Because of this, men and women experience different job-related problems. In terms of health, women generally have more work-related cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, respiratory diseases, infectious and parasitic diseases, and anxiety and stress disorders compared to men.  Topics that need to be considered include:

  • reproductive health
  • bloodborne diseases
  • cancer
  • ergonomics and muscle/bone disorders
  • personal protective equipment
  • respiratory diseases
  • serious injuries
  • workplace stress

Here are a few other links on interesting gender related workplace safety and health issues:

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