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17/12/2021

Psychosocial and organisational risks negatively impact LGBTI workers in EU

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) workers in the EU continue to face psychosocial and organisational risks including discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace. Lack of protection and promotion of their occupational safety and health (OSH) is putting LGBTI workers’ mental health and well-being under strain, including triggering fatigue, depression or burnout.  


A new OSHwiki article explains how to bridge the research gap on OSH and the working conditions of LGBTI people. Specifically, it builds on findings from EU-OSHA’s report ‘Preventing musculoskeletal disorders in a diverse workforce: risk factors for women, migrants and LGBTI workers’ complemented by a statistical analysis of data from the EU LGBTI surveys conducted by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The article also presents the legal and policy framework.


Read the full OSHwiki article Occupational safety and health of LGBTI workers


Learn more about Worker Diversity and musculoskeletal disorders from EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load campaign