Women and men usually perform different tasks and work in different sectors. Women are the majority of health care workers, where the risk of infections, violence, musculoskeletal injuries and burnout is high. Exposure to chemicals during pregnancy can also lead to abnormalities.
On one hand, paid employment is good for one’s health, yet at the same time some working conditions are not good for one’s health. Each year an estimate of 2.2 million people die from work-related injuries and diseases, according to International Labour Organization (ILO). WHO estimates that in some areas, only 1 to 4% of work related diseases are reported. Women’s work related injuries and diseases are less accurately reported, as women’s work is usually considered to be safe. Furthermore, many women’s work-related accidents and diseases are not recorded as occupational and not compensated by work insurance systems.
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