IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail


8 books for March 8

8 books for March 8

For 42 years, the IRSST has been interested in the occupational health and safety (OHS) of women and in gender differences. To mark International Women's Day, this year, the artisans of the IRSST's Documentation Centre are offering us a list of eight books on the health and safety of women in the workplace.

  • Babcock, L., Peyser, B., Vesterlund, L. et Weingart, L. (2022). The "no" club: putting a stop to women's dead-end work. Simon & Schuster.
  • Bercot, R. (2015). Le genre du mal-être au travail. Octares Éditions.
  • Brière, S. (2019). Les femmes dans des professions traditionnellement masculines. Presses de l'Université Laval.
  • Durocher, K. (2022). Pour sortir les allumettières de l'ombre : les ouvrières de la manufacture d'allumette E.B. Eddy de Hull (1854-1928). Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa.
  • Messing, K. (2014). Pain and prejudice: what science can learn about work from the people who do it. Between the Lines.
  • Messing, K. (2021). Bent out of shape: shame, solidarity, and women's bodies at work. Between the Lines.
  • Perez, C. C. (2021). Invisible women: data bias in a world designed for men. Abrams Press.
  • Robert, C. et Toupin, L. (2018). Travail invisible : portraits d'une lutte féministe inachevée. Éditions du remue-ménage.

International Women's Day first took place on March 19, 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. That day, over a million women and men attended public events to show their support. In the years that followed, other countries began to observe and celebrate this day. The United Nations recognized 1975 as International Women's Year and began celebrating March 8 as International Women's Day.