The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has launched the Gender, Work and Health web portal to help bridge the gap between gender, sex, and health, and their impact on the workplace.
In order to create safe and healthy workplaces, we must understand how both the physical (sex) and socio-cultural (gender) differences between women, men and gender-diverse people influence work and health, and how to apply this knowledge to improve occupational health and safety activities. The Gender, Work and Health web portal is intended to provide users with links to credible information, tools, research, and resources on topics related to sex, gender, work, and health. These topics include sex and gender differences in workplace injury and illness, gaps in knowledge and improving risk prevention.
CCOHS created the web portal as a result of its knowledge translation partnership with the Institute of Gender and Health’s Gender, Work and Health Chair Program. The web portal may be of interest to occupational health and safety practitioners, professionals, researchers, human resources professionals, policy makers, students and anyone with an interest in the health and well-being of workers.
Gender, Work and Health can be accessed through the CCOHS website: http://www.ccohs.ca/genderhealth.