Occupational Health Hazards of Women: An Overview

Jeanne M. Stellman

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Abstract

There is a dearth of evidence available on the occupational health hazards that may be encountered by women working in traditionally female jobs. In this overview, demographic data on the distribution of women in major employment areas are given and particular hazards such as stress and a variety of chemical and physical agents are discussed. Stress is considered in relation both to the nature of women's work and to the dual role of employment at home and in the paid workplace. Ergonomics, infections, and injuries on the job are considered. A review of this Forum is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-293
Number of pages13
JournalPreventive Medicine
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1978
Externally publishedYes

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