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Women working in small workplaces  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol4no2EN.pdf

Reports on a research project that studied women's experiences in small workplaces in Newfoundland.

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Published: 2005
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
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
NNEWH Plastics workshop (video series)  
http://www.youtube.com/user/nnewh/videos

Fourteen videos documenting a workshop hosted by NNEWH in partnership with the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) in January 2012 in Windsor, Ontario. The workshop dealt with recent studies on the emerging health concerns for women workers in the auto sector, specifically plastics manufacturing and the possible elevated incidence of breast cancer and reproductive problems in women plastics workers. 

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Published: 2012
Chemical exposure and plastics production: issues for women's health  
http://www.nnewh.org/images/upload/attach/2502NNEWH%20Lit%20Review%20-%20Chem%20Exp%20and%20Plastics%20Production.pdf

A literature review of chemical exposure and plastics production as it relates to women's health.

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Published: 2011
Hazardous substances: plastics  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/PlasticsFAQ.pdf

Factsheet detailing the various plastics that workers may come in contact with in the auto industry, and how contact with these plastics may affect their health.

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Published: 2011