COVID-19 is changing the way men and women split the risk in the workplace

Pandemic is shifting more risk to female-dominated professions. In Canada, the most dangerous occupations — from logging and fishing to farming and construction — have always been, and remain, male-dominated.

Female roofers, truck drivers, ironworkers and miners exist, of course, but they're still rare. Women are over-represented in indoor jobs that tend to be considerably safer.

But thanks to a pandemic that has made many female-dominated jobs and professions much more dangerous, the outdoors is suddenly the safer place to work.

Evan Dyer · CBC News

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