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This Gender, Work and Health web portal provides a single point of access to a clearinghouse of some of the most current and credible information, research and tools (resources) on topics related to gender, work and health. These topics include gender differences in workplace injury and illness, gaps in knowledge and improving risk prevention.

The World Health Organization refers to gender as the socially constructed characteristics of women and men - such as the norms, roles and relationships that exist between them. These characteristics can impact the mental and physical health and well-being of people including those whose gender identities do not fit into the binary male or female sex categories.

At work, physical differences and psychosocial factors influence rate of injury and illness for men and women working identical same jobs. In order to create safe and healthy workplaces, we must understand how gender and sex influence work and health, and integrate gender into occupational safety and health activities.

This web portal may be of interest to occupational health and safety practitioners, professionals, researchers, HR, policy makers, students and anyone with an interest in the health and well-being of workers.

This portal is maintained and hosted by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).