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Slovenia - Occupational safety and health in the context of gender equality

Congress centre BrdoKranjSlovenia

This international conference discusses occupational safety and health (OSH) in the context of equal opportunities. It addresses occupational diseases and psychological risks in the workplace from a gender perspective.

Speakers, such as EU-OSHA’s senior project manager Elke Schneider, focus on work-related health issues facing women caused by dangerous substances, such as occupational cancer. They discuss rehabilitation and return-to-work policies, present EU policies on gender equality and address the health issues facing women in Slovenia due to hazardous working conditions.

In the second part of the conference, speakers dive into emerging occupational psychosocial risks. They examine issues such as sexual harassment, the impact of restructuring in textile companies on women’s health, discrimination against men at work, and discuss measures to tackle these issues.

The conference wraps up with a round table on OSH for vulnerable groups of workers, discussing how to achieve equal opportunities for everyone.


  • Elke Schneider, Senior Project Manager, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
  • Malgorzata Milczarek, Project Manager, EU-OSHA
  • Ksenija Klampfer, Minister ofLabour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities 
  • Alessandro Marinaccio, Head of Unit of Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology, Italian National Workers Compensation Authority (INAIL)
  • Greet Vermeylen, Policy Officer, European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, Equality and Union Citizenship, Gender Equality
  • Isabella Biletta, Research Manager, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
  • Jorge Cabrita, Research Manager, Eurofound
  • Lučka Böhm, Executive Secretary, Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia
  • Sonja Šmuc, General Director, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia
  • Tilen Božič, State Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities 
Ministrstvo za delo, družino, socialne zadeve in enake možnosti
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