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Menopause and personal protective equipment: how does this meet acceptable working conditions?

Kydd, Angela

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Abstract

Menopause and the workplace has finally become a trending topic. Specific societies, agencies, charities and trade unions, such as the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS), the British Menopause Society (BMS), the Chartered Institute for of Personnel and DevelopmentProfessional Development (CIPD), the Daisy Network, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have all pioneered for women's rights concerning working during the menopause. The results have been slow in coming, but currently managing the menopause in the workplace is now visible in the Human Resource (HR) departments of many companies and organizsations. The European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) has been a leading light on this issue, with a position statement in 2016 and most recently in 2021 with global consensus recommendations on menopause in the workplace. This has been accompanied by: a Menopause Charter for Employers; a self-assessment tool for managers; and the launch of the first World Menopause and Work Day, on 7 September 2021.

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KYDD, A. 2021. Menopause and personal protective equipment: how does this meet acceptable working conditions? Case reports in women's health [online], 32, article e00356. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crwh.2021.e00356

Journal Article Type Editorial
Acceptance Date Sep 7, 2021
Online Publication Date Sep 9, 2021
Publication Date Oct 31, 2021
Deposit Date Sep 8, 2021
Publicly Available Date Sep 8, 2021
Journal Case reports in women's health
Print ISSN 2214-9112
Electronic ISSN 2214-9112
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages e00356
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crwh.2021.e00356
Keywords Menopause; Personal protective equipment (PPE); Human resources; Worker rights; Working conditions
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1447289

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