Women in Construction
OSHA Guidance Documents and Regulations
- General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment; Final Rule (PDF). This standard provides sanitation protection including: privacy, locking doors, lighting, sanitary and well-stocked facilities requiring use of non-portable, plumbed toilets, if feasible, and non-single, occupancy facilities, to be gender-specific. 29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1915, 137 pages, (May 5, 2011).
- Portable Toilet and Sanitation Best Practices for Women in Construction (PDF). National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Alliance (2016, January).
State OSHA Guidance documents and regulation
- Toilets at Construction Jobsites. Title 8 of California's regulatory code, Subchapter 4, Article 3, Section 1526, California OSHA, Construction Sanitation Standard.
- Availability of and Access to Toilets and Hand Washing Facilities (PDF). Standards Notice 58 NC Depart of Labor (NCDOL).
- Women in Construction. NC Depart of Labor (NCDOL), (June 2011).
- Women in the Construction Workplace: Providing Equitable Safety and Health Protection. Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health, (HASWIC) workgroup, (June 1999).
- Diversity and Women in Construction Workgroup
- Women's Bureau. Women in the workforce are vital to the nation's economic security. The Women's Bureau develops policies and standards, and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families, and to promote quality work environments.
- Women Working in Green Construction & Energy Efficiency Fact Sheet (PDF). U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, (June 2010).
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
- Women's Safety and Health Issues at Work. NIOSH/CDC, Education and Information Division, (April 2012).
- Working Women Face High Risks from Work Stress, Musculoskeletal injuries, other disorders, NIOSH Finds. NIOSH/CDC, (August 2012).
- Lead - Pregnant Women: Are You Pregnant? NIOSH/CDC, (November 2010).
- Providing Safety and health Protection for a Diverse Construction Workforce: Issues and Ideas. NIOSH/CDC, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 99-140, (1999).
- Stressors and adverse Outcomes for Female Construction Workers. NIOSH/CDC, (1988).
- Workplace Safety and Women. Podcasts at CDC, NIOSH/CDC, (April 2008).
EEO/Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
- Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Administers and enforces three equal employment opportunity laws: Executive Order 11246, as amended (EO); Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, (503); and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212 (VEVRAA).
- Technical Assistance Guides for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors. Assists Federal and Federally-assisted construction contractors and subcontractors comply with the Federal laws and regulations that prohibit Federal and Federally-assisted construction contractors from discriminating in employment, and require that they undertake affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity in their workforces.
- Sex Discrimination Guidelines, Part 60–20.3(e) Job policies and practices
- Worker Fact Sheets. U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
- How to File a Discrimination Complaint
- Frequently Asked Questions. OFCCP.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Information about filing a charge with EEOC.
- Facts about Sexual Harassment - (Violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964). For additional information see:
- Questions and Answers for Small Employers on Employer Liability for Harassment by Supervisors
- Sexual Harassment. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- Personal Protective Equipment for Female Construction Workers: Does it Fit? (PDF). Mount Sinai - Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health (January 2016).
- Ill-Fitting PPE Hurts Women and Construction. Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America (December 2015).
- Council on Women and Girls
- Building Equality for Women in the Construction Trades (PDF). University of Massachusetts Boston, Moir, Susan; Thomson, Meryl; and Kelleher, Christa, Unfinished Business, (April 2011).