Women’s Health and Safety at Work Toolkit
Working women’s health and safety at work is a major priority for the STUC Women’s Committee. In workplaces where mainly or only women work, hazards are often unrecognized or under-researched.
In workplaces where mainly men work, women are often expected to wear inappropriate safety clothes and differences between workplace health issues for men and women are insufficiently addressed.
Health issues that only affect women need to be central to the agenda alongside those that only affect men. Above all prevention is better than cure – we want healthy, safe workplaces and working lives for all.
We have produced this guide with the help of the STUC affiliates. A special thank you to Unite the Union who supplied the majority of the source material for this project. It is designed for trade union reps, shop stewards and officers to help you negotiate with employers, represent members and to make a real difference.