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The gender workplace health gap in Europe
Looks at how embedded gender assumptions affect occupational health.
Published: 2003
Gender, health and work  
http://www.who.int/gender/other_health/Gender,HealthandWorklast.pdf
Examines how women's paid work can affect her health. (See Details)
Published: 2004
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: women's health at work & musculoskeletal disorders  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/workplace/msd.html
Explains how women are more susceptible to musculoskeletal disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, because of the type of jobs in which they often work. Suggests steps to help remedy the amount of women injured on the job. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Carpal tunnel syndrome as an occupational disease  
http://www.jabfp.org/cgi/content/full/16/6/533
Reviews the literature on both historical aspects and more recent epidemiologic studies of occupational carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). (See Details)
Published: 2003
CanOSH  
http://www.canoshweb.org/en/
Provides access to federal, provicial and territorial occupational health and safety information. Offers sources of legislation, publications, statistics, training, research, guidance to good practices, and programs. (See Details)
Women at risk: revealing the hidden health burden of women workers
Discusses women's health in the context of their work. Specific focuses include: Jobs and Ailments; Women in the Maquila; The Ills of Nursing; Women in Agriculture; Working in the Mines; and The Sex Industry.
Published: 1997
A call to action: women's health: occupational considerations  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/workplace/occupational.html
Provides examples of common health problems for women that may be linked to their jobs. Explains why the link between women's illnesses and their work is not always made. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Domestic violence prevention: a workplace initiative: resource guide for employers  
http://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/pdf_files/dvbook.pdf
Explains how violence against women is a workplace issue. Examines the costs to the workplace, including drops in productivity, increases in absenteeism and greater risk of violence in the workplace. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Shift work and breast cancer: a critical review of the epidemiological evidence  
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr132.pdf
Critically reviews the epidemiological literature concerning the possible link between shift work and the risk of breast cancer. (See Details)
Published: 2003