Unequal working conditions in female and male ...

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11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2014) CPH Conference

Unequal working conditions in female and male dominated operations in Swedish municipalities
Author:Christina JONSSON (Department of Regulation, Swedish Work Environment Authority, Sweden)
Date: 2014-08-19     Track: C - Special sessions & technical sessions     Session: C6 - What are the Scandinavian inspection authorities preoccupied with at the moment?

The Swedish Work Environment Authority has been assigned by the Swedish government to develop and implement directed initiatives aiming at preventing the exclusion of women from working life due to factors in the work environment. Increased equality at workplaces is an important issue. In 2013 we inspected female and maledominated operations in 56 municipalities from a gender perspective, home care services and technical management. Working environment deficiencies were found in both operations, but we put more demands on the home care services.