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Creating high-quality health care workplaces: a background paper for Canadian Policy Research Networks' National Roundtable, Ott  
http://www.cprn.com/documents/8984_en.PDF

Identifies key ingredients of a healthy health care work environment.

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Published: 2002
Policy options to improve standards for women garment workers in Canada and internationally  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662273834/index_e.html

Examines a variety of responses to the deterioration of standards and labour practices in the garment industry caused by globalization, trade liberalization, restructuring and deregulation.

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Published: 1999
The unwritten story of women's role in the birth of occupational health and safety legislation  
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10079400

Accounts for women's role in the formation of trade unions and development of collective bargaining, as well as in labour's historical struggle to improve day-to-day conditions from the late 1900s to the underground work of the 1950s and on to the 1970 passage of the US Occupational Safety and Health Act. (See Details)

Published: 1999
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
An anthology on women, health and environment  
http://www.who.int/docstore/peh/archives/women/wompretoc.htm
Examines environmental factors affecting women's health. Details how women, health and environment are linked concepts. Covers such topics as water quality, nutrition and agriculture, housing and shelter, and more. (See Details)
Published: 1994
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
Workplace roulette: gambling with cancer
Critically examines occupational causes of cancer and offers viable solutions to this significant public health concern.
Published: 1996
Risk and opportunity: creating options for vulnerable workers  
http://www.cprn.org/en/doc.cfm?doc=1371
Provides a synthesis of the findings of six previous research studies, as well as other recent literature, with an emphasis on their implications for public policy. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Short report. Dispelling myths and understanding realities: working conditions, health status, and exiting experiences of sex w  
http://www.peers.bc.ca/images/DispMythsshort.pdf
Looks at the sex trade from a work perspective, arguing that there is an urgent need to give voice to sex workers located in indoor as well as outdoor venues. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Nurses' working conditions: implications for infectious disease  
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol10no11/04-0253.htm
Discusses how staffing patterns and nurses' working conditions are risk factors for healthcare-associated infections as well as occupational injuries and infections. Highlights staffing shortages, especially of nurses, as one of the major factors expected to constrain hospitals' ability to deal with future outbreaks of emerging infections. Argues that understanding and improving nurses' working conditions can potentially decrease the incidence of many infectious diseases. (See Details)
Published: 2004