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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
Women's work, health, and quality of life
Looks at the interrelationship of work (whether paid or unpaid) and health issues and examines specific occupational attitudes, behaviors, and conditions that affect the well-being of women.
Published: 2001
Workplace reproductive health: research & strategies  
http://www.beststart.org/resources/wrkplc_health/pdf/WorkplaceDocum.pdf
Provides information on health in the workplace to help understand how work can impact reproductive health, and how to identify, reduce and eliminate workplace risks to health. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Building alliances to improve women's occupational health  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/messing.pdf
Presents problems facing women workers and how women workers have attempted to deal with them, with some indications of the important issues. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Dispelling myths and understanding realities: working conditions, health status, and exiting experiences of sex workers  
http://web.uvic.ca/~cbenoit/papers/DispMyths.pdf
Details how most sex trade workers see the sex trade is their main means of making a living, and that those working on the street experience comparatively less occupational control and more harassment than counterparts located in indoor venues. Examines how the criminal nature of the sex trade in Canada has a dramatic impact on workers’ rights and safety. Explores how most sex trade worker report that their health is not what they would like it to be, that only a minority escape from their situations through the use of illicit addictive substances, and that even those who have permanently exited continue to struggle with mental health and related problems. Suggests the need for a variety of frontline and preventive health services. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Invisible: issues in women's occupational health = Invisible : la santé des travailleuses
Describes hazards for working women and reveals gender biases in research on occupational health. Explore les risques pour les femmes qui travaillent et révèle des biais en recherche sur la santé des travailleuses.
Published: 1995
Proceedings of the Research Round Table on Gender and Workplace Health, June 22-23, 1992, Ottawa, Canada
Presents the proceedings (in fuller text versions of presentations) from the Research Round Table on Gender and Workplace Health, intended as a response to concerns about the underdevelopment of occupational health research that included or focussed on women. Reproduces the discussions of participants on their concepts of and experiences in research, in education, and in policy development and implementation concerning women and work. Includes discussion of topics such as risk factors for specific occupations, irregular work, substance use/abuse and the workplace, AIDS and the workplace, work and family responsibilities, occupational exposures and reproductive health, mental health and workplace stress, vulnerable groups, and workplace solutions. Also summarizes research priorities in women's occupational health that were identified from the discussions.
Published: 1992