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A call to action: women's health at work & gender-based analysis  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/resources/workplace/gba.html

Explains how women and men workers differ, including the discrimination faced by women workers and the negative health impacts when trying to juggle work and home responsibilities.

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Published: 2003
Turn up the heat: Coalition for the Rights of Sex Workers demands healthy and safe working environments  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39510
Looks at workplace health and safety issues for women and men working in the sex trade. Also examines health needs. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Double exposure the fight against reproductive hazards in the workplace   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1980_Healthsharing_Vol_1_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article discusses exclusionary practices by industries; how often women have been excluded from jobs traditionally worked by men that may involve occupational hazards to reproduction; Discusses risks for men; Calls for improvement of work environment rather than discrimination of workers; Includes excerpt from “Workplace Hazards to Reproduction” Jennifer Penney, Health November 1978.

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Published: 1980
If the chair fits, sit on it  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1981_Healthsharing_Vol_2_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article discusses workplace furniture and our bodies. Provides a checklist to determine whether the chair you sit on at work is good for your well being. Recommends what to do about it.

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Published: 1981
Very damning testimony  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Spring.pdf

This article discusses the influx of Video Display Terminals in workplaces. Explains VDTs and how they are harmful for clerical workers. Introduces strategies for change. 

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Published: 1982
The politics of artificial light  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Spring.pdf

 This article addresses our increased dependency on artificial light, specifically fluorescent light. Describes how this increased dependency came to be. identifies how this change in our environment has impacted our bodies and biological rhythms. Explains how artificial light differs from the sun. 

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Published: 1982
Mercury poisoning: one woman’s story  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1983_Healthsharing_Summer.pdf

This article consists of an interview with a dental assistant who learns too late about the occupational hazards of mercury. Her story describes a struggle with illness, with the dental and medical professions, with the compensation system, with family and friends and with herself. 


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Published: 1983
Beyond male bias in occupational health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1985_Healthsharing_Vol_6_No_3_Summer.pdf

In this article, Debbie Field speaks with Stan Gray of the Hamilton Workers’ Occupational Health and Safety Centre. Discusses how the centre responds to reproductive workplace hazards. 

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Published: 1985
Board games: sexist bias at the workers’ compensation board   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article discuses the challenges women claimants experience due to sexism.  Illustrates how The Workers Compensation Act responds to claimants work at home vs outside of the home. Shows how sexist systems work together to create more stress for women post injury in the workplace,  via the medical and the legal systems. 

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Published: 1988
In our own words - woman abuse: a national crisis, a national responsibility  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article profiles groups and organizations throughout Ontario who are working to eliminate woman abuse, reduce workplace and environmental health hazards and improve the health of women. 

 



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Published: 1993