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Renate NOVAK, GM-Representative, Franz JÄGER The Austrian Labour Inspections approach to gender mainstreaming into OSH, strategy, actions and campaigns.

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1 Renate NOVAK, GM-Representative, Franz JÄGER The Austrian Labour Inspections approach to gender mainstreaming into OSH, strategy, actions and campaigns Women at work – Brussels 2010

2 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 2 Implementing GM in the Labour Inspection /2004 GM-project group (TQM) -> concept for implementation of GM in the labour inspection GM-working group LI, GM-Experts, contact persons (TQM) GM-network ( LI - internal) (since Diversity) external GM-networking – embedded in the Austrian OSH-strategy

3 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 3 labour inspection – BMASK 2003 / regional labour inspectorates are directly responsible to the Central Labour Inspectorate. Altogether some 415 persons are employed in labour inspection. Approx. 300 field service colleagues (221M/76W) care for some workplaces and supervise compliance with the provisions for the protection of approx. 2.4 mio employees. Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection Total head count

4 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 4 Labour Inspection – OSH framework strategy Core principles: Fulfilling its legal mandate labour inspection ensures the protection of life and health of employees. It thus contributes towards the prevention of accidents and work-related illness,…... encouraging the balancing of interests of men and women at work Image: The labour inspection staff act....considering the different situation of women and men in a working enviroment and.. regarding to the fact, that OSH measures should be gender-sensitive TQM Projekt ( ): Development and introduction of a comprehensive quality management system in the 20 regional labour inspectorates, including full coverage of interfaces to the Central Labour Inspectorate. This (especially for a federal authority) outstanding project triggered a lot of tools and projects like: Mission Statement, framework-strategy, performance indicators, intranet, homepage….

5 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 5 GM – Starting Position labour inspection 2003 Internal Mission Statement labour inspection - Equal opportunities by encouragement (of women) Action plan to promote women - GM-Strategy in all working-fields of the ministry Three Decisions of the Council of Ministers – Duty of Releasing a report concerning womens policy Legal Duty: § 3 ArbIG – The labour inspection has to contribute towards enhancing OSH at work, EU-Common-Strategy for OSH at work ( ) (OSHA fact sheets 42, 43)

6 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 6 6 Gender–Facts OSHA: Gender-Report, risk assessment

7 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 7 Phase 1: 2003/ GM-Project labour inspection (TQM-task) * General Director´s Request: Prepare a concept for implementation of GM in the labour inspectorate GM-Definition - labour inspectorate/OSH -> framework-strategy Offer of GM-informations - eg. Infotrail (= intranet, end 2003), GM-Information for multiplicators Status Quo survey about GM – including all interfaces Tools – How to create indicators, GM in checklists, GM in project proposals Good Practice – GM-criteria (what about good GM?) Cooperation with selected actual projects – eg. nursing homes, Good Practice, guideline for internal documents, KoLMUS (noise/investigation on female musicians), SHMS -> Results: draft for implementation with five focal points -> Realisation from 2005 on

8 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 8 GM-Corner im AI-Infotrail 2004

9 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 9 Phase 2: GM-Implemention in labour inspection 1 Trainig for the inspectors GM in LI-basic-training (all new LI) GM-training for managers, teaching LIs, experts, GM-standards for internal training 2 Public relations – Awareness-raising, Marketing Infotrail-Corner/know-how exchange GM-Folder, GM-LI-Logo OSH-Award/GM since 2006: AI-Website including GM 3 Reports / Statistics M/F-data collection (generally and in projects) Annual report with GM-Inputs (eg. cleaning project) 4 Extending the organisations- structure towards GM permanent GM working group (accompanying the realisation) GM-experts in the organisation, contact persons in the local LIs linking multiplicators (managers, quality officers, ) since 2007: GM-network (mailing list, annual-meetings) 5 GM-benchmarking, controling GM in LI-strategy GM involved in LIs annual workplans GM reports LI/ZLI benchmarking with other organisations (OSH-strategy) accompanied by the permanent GM working group

10 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA Structure of the GM working group, GM- Arbeits- gruppe AION 1 GM-B AION ZAI GM-E ZAI GM- ASP AI 5 GM-ASP AI 10 GM- ASP AI 16 GM-E AI 16 GM-E AI 17 GM- ASP AI 13 PV GM-E AI 9 GM-E AI 2 GM-AG = GM-Experts GM-Ansprech- personen in einzelnen AI New hope GM contact- persons in the local LIs

11 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 11 AWP Cleaning Occupational accidents W/M

12 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 12 Guideline: residential care (for elder people)

13 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 13 first effects (2005) oMainstream gender into daily work of inspectors Increasing awareness (supported by checklists) with whom do I speak (W/M), does my advice cover both women and men? Will men and women equally benefit from my advice? GM lead better focus on OSH problems and improved external efficiency oMainstream gender into the labour inspectorate by Mixed teams in the preparation of campaigns and for special inspections Improving the cooperation and communication between the field service colleagues and the office colleagues oGender training for LI-managers and OSH-multiplicators helped to bring gender experts to most of the LI-projects

14 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 14

15 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 15 Poster-series Community of Vienna

16 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA inspectorate.gv.at/AI/Arbeitsschutz/gender/

17 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 17 European Week 2007: Webfeature MSD M/F in different branches – different risks / exposures different health complaints W/M industrial design: genderproof design of working equipment coincidence of risks – multifactorial strains eg. psychosocial strains with back pains consideration of gender aspects while doing assessment of MSD

18 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 18 Phase 3: labour inspection GM-network Linz, Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt 2011 Wien

19 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 19 from 2007: network-development GeM – Vernetzungstreffen labour inspectorate bis 30. November AI Linz TeilnehmerInnen: Harald Frimmel, Heidi Fritz, Dr. Margarete Grünberger, Ing. Ferdinand Hauer, Dr.in Elsbeth Huber, DI Walter Hutterer, DI Franz Jäger, DI Josef Kurzthaler, Elisabeth Martin, Dr.in Renate Novak, Ing. Klaus Rosenberger, Dr. Friederike Sachornig-Tumlirz, DI.in Heike Seifried-Weber, Franziska Simma, DI Günter Schinkovits, Dr.in Ingrid Theuermann-Weikinger, Ingrid Voraberger, Ing.in Susanne Wieshofer Kick-Off with external Coaching (Linz)

20 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 20 labour inspection´s GM/D-network – in the BMASK GMD- Netzwerk AION (43) GM-AG AION (6) AG GM BMASK (2 VB=4) GM-B (3) AI-GM- Experts, ASP (13) 1 GM-B Arbeitsrecht GM-NW AION

21 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 21 GM/D – network activities 2007/2010 NW: Active inputs for … -Gender sensitive graphics (eg. in MLH, screen work) -LI-projects (like annual working plans, campaigns (e.g. working time) -Austrian OSH strategy (WG 3) -GM/Diversity-training handicaped workers (This time focus on deafness) -2011: labour migration AI-Website Gender + Diversity GM-network-platform Infotrail -new: NW-platform (access for each LI, inter- active, topics colour coded) -Events -GM-good practice + tools -Gender + Diversity -Links -Archive GM and Diversity in -OSH management systems -risk assesment Outlook-Mailing-List AION

22 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 22 Arbeitssicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz im Reinigungsgewerbe unter Einbeziehung of Genderaspekten mit Genderzielen + Leaflet: Gender & Diversity in the cleaning industry

23 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 23 In the Austrian Occupational Safety and Health Strategy representatives of institutions directly or indirectly involved in occupational safety and health, such as ministries, state governments, accident insurance companies, social partners, stakeholder groups, safety engineering and occupational health centres, research centres, universities, regulatory agencies, companies, associations etc. commit themselves to cooperate to improve OSH conditions sustainable and under special consideration of Gender and ageing aspects 5 working groups: Risk assessment and hazard awareness Accident prevention Prevention of work-related and occupational diseases Instruction and advanced training and information concerning OSH, Improving the activities of preventive services Raising awareness of occupational safety and health.

24 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 24 Phase 4: from 2008 – Austrian OSH strategy

25 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 25 Working group 3 - Austrian OSH strategy MSD + Skin disease Combined effects: physical and psychosocial strain + working environment Sector Age Sex Migration background Prevention of work-related and occupational diseases

26 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA WG 5 Good / Best Practice inspectorate.gv.at/AI/Arbeitsschutz /gender/gender_in_projekten_und _practices.htm LOAD-TIME-LIMITS (LTL-TABLE)

27 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 27 Sonnenschutz Nackenschutz Austrian social insurance for occupational risks (AUVA) Skin-care

28 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 28 GM in LI-projects and annual campaigns website, intranet noise/investigations on female musicians annual campaigns: nursing homes safety representatives OSH-organisation-check (SiGeO-check) manual handling of loads (European Week campaign) manual handling assessment tables (OSH strategy, WG 5) age based working annual campaigns: cleaning (2008, 2010) campaign working time limits (retail trade – food/electronics) risk assesment – psychosocial risks planned 2011: ergonomic and psychosocial risks in the hotel and restaurant industry since 2008 increasing external cooperation based on the OSH strategy eg. concerning skin protection, MSD, risk assessment, statistics …

29 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 29 Thank you for your attention!

30 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 30 GM - Sucess factors clear mandate from the top management Mixed teams (W/M, manager, field service, office, regional, GM-experts) Choose the right topics for campaigns, projects.. Set language standards and check them Good cooperation with TQM – using synergies promote the use of networks create GM-standards for projects (data collection, team members, project leaders, reporting,..) Gender-trainings for different peer-groups offer GM-information and discussion platforms holistic approach

31 Women at Work 2010 F. Jäger, Labour Inspectorate AUSTRIA 31 gender-sensitive OSH - IF... criteria is gender – not the average male worker avoid gender stereotyping (categorization according to f/m attributes) representative participation of women/men in OSH (planning – realisation, ressources ) risk assessment: ALL, REAL strains, employees, work- places, nonresidence working-places, building sites, … Information, instructions: according the target group (knowledge, language, who instructs whom,..) check understanding Personal protection equipment : W+M, individual, suitable Preventive services: MSD, psych. strains, violence Safety representatives: W+M for ALL representatives (safety experts, occupational physician, fire-fighter, first aid..)


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