Search Resources (English): Workplace health, Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)

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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
Assessing the impact of restructuring and work reorganization in long term care workers' health issues  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/assessing-impact.pdf

Points to the gaps in knowledge about and recognition of the health hazards women face under changing conditions in long-term care.

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Published: 2000
From fishplant to nickel smelter: policy implications, policy development and the determinants of women's health in an environment of restructuring  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/fishplant-smelter.pdf

Examines the relationship between restructuring and health through the lens of the experience of women in resource dependent areas. Provides recommendations for government and other agencies designed to address the restructuring-related risks to health for women and men in fisheries, oil and gas, mining, small business and home care sectors in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Published: 2001
The restructuring of work and women's health: an annotated bibliography  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/work.pdf

Assembles the current knowledge on the health effects for women of work restructuring, focusing on the profound alterations in the economy, the labour force and the organization and nature of work in the last decades of the twentieth century that have had enormous consequences for society and for workers in general.

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Published: 1998
Women's and men's experiences of work and well-being under municipal government restructuring  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/work-wellbeing.pdf

Provides the executive summary of a report, commissioned for the National Network on Environments and Women's Health (NNEWH), that examined the ways that amalgamation has changed the nature of work within municipal structures as well as the personal lives of these employees.

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Published: 2001
Trying to work it out: Newfoundland women's experiences in small workplaces  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/trying-work.pdf

Reports on a study of women's experiences in small workplaces, the difficulties associated with working in small workplaces, and how work in small workplaces affects health and well-being. Through a set of focus groups and interviews, this research examined the experiences of women who work or have worked in small workplaces in Newfoundland. Sixty women living in St. John's, Clarenville, Gander, Corner Brook, and Stephenville participated in focus groups and interviews. This report attempts to fill the gap in knowledge of women's health and experiences in the workplace. Most occupational health studies focused on large, male-dominated workplaces, despite a dramatic growth in the small business sector and the fact that women are represented in large numbers in small workplaces. Policy recommendations to come out of the study include paying attention to the 'small workplace' regarding workplace safety, better communication between departments of public health, workplace health and safety and workers rights, keeping employees informed of their rights and responsibilities, providing employee/employer support, and labour/occupational health and safety standards.

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Published: 2000
Who's on the line? Women in call centres project  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving6.pdf

Summaries research findings on women working in the call-centre industry. Examines job stress, coping strategies, and buffers experienced by these women.

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Published: 2000
Who's on the line? Women in call centres talk about their work and its impact on their health and well-being  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/whos-line.pdf

Presents the findings of a study into the perceptions and experiences of female call centre workers about the ways in which this type of work might influence their physical, psychological, emotional and social well-being. The project explores job stressors, coping strategies and buffers experienced by female call centre workers. The qualitative inquiry used face-to-face interviews with 25 women who worked in a variety of call centres (sales and service, telemarketing and fundraising, market research and survey, as well as medical services) in the Halifax Regional Municipality. (See Details)

Published: 2000
The effect of caregiving on the health of informal caregivers: presentation of findings
Presents the findings of a study that examines the effects of caregiving on the health and well-being of a small non-representative sample of urban women caregivers. Eleven informants participated in two interviews, the first interview exploring caregiving from their personal experience, the second seeking classification and elaboration. Analysis revealed that the domain of caregiving could be captured by three dominant themes: first, the experience of loss and grieving; secondly, adapting and coping to the new reality; and finally, the short and long term impact of caregiving. This study affirms the need to begin now to involve caregivers locally, regionally, and nationally in developing and implementing policy that will make a difference.
Published: 2000
Gender, work and health: an analysis of the 1994 National Population Health Survey
Explores whether there are differences in the health of men and women and the extent to which paid and unpaid work conditions and social, personal and material resources affect the health of women and men.
Published: 1999