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Estonia - Adapting work to individual needs by considering age and gender

Dorpat Conference CentreTartuEstonia

This seminar focuses on the gender and age of employees and on how employers can adapt workplaces according to individual needs.

When designing the workplace and organising work, employers should take physical, mental, gender and age-specific considerations of employees into account.
Speakers discuss the way employees’ ability to work changes throughout the day, or during shifts, and how they are affected by working for long periods on their own. The regulation of breaks and lengths of working days is key and depending on individual mental and physical abilities, the length and frequency of resting time needed can vary.

Speakers also present examples of work-related health problems, compulsory health controls, along with legal cases between employers and employees.


  • Kristel Plangi, National Focal Point Manager, Labour Inspectorate of Estonia
  • Piret Kaljula, working environment consultant, Labour Inspectorate of Estonia
  • Silja Soon, Head of Health Division, Labour Inspectorate of Estonia 
Labour Inspectorate of Estonia (Tööinspektsioon)
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