The percentage of women in the workforce has increased over the years: In the 1950’s the percentage of women working was 34%, today that number is 58%.
However, the percentage of men in the workforce has decreased since the 1950’s, where 84% of men worked, today that number is 71%.
The CDC discusses work-related health challenges facing women. Addressing job specific issues at work as well as specific health concerns.
Please visit the following link to learn more about Women’s Safety and Health Issues at Work: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/women/