Search Resources (English): Workplace health

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Creating high-quality health care workplaces: a background paper for Canadian Policy Research Networks' National Roundtable, Ott

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

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

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

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
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
Nurses' working conditions: implications for infectious disease
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
Trying to work it out: women's experiences in small workplaces
Provides a synthesis of research findings a study examining the coping and recovery processes of women of low-income status at–risk for/experiencing depression. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Integrating gender in ergonomic analysis: strategies for transforming women's work
Discusses the difficulty decision-makers, scientists, employers and even women seem to have in coming to grips with women's work-related health problems.
Published: 1999
Women and mental health: reflections of inequality
Addresses aspects of women's mental health, the impact of gender roles on our psychological state, the hazards we face at work, the impact of gender-based violence, and the burden of body image in society.
Published: 2001
A call to action: balancing work and non-work responsibilities: implications for women's health
Describes the challenges women face when trying to balance work and home responsibilities, particularly as women are more prone to be employed in atypical work. (See Details)
Published: 2003