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Gender, work and health: an analysis of the 1994 National Population Health Survey  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no1EN.pdf

Explores the differences in the health of men and women and how paid and unpaid work conditions and social, personal and material resources affect the health of women and men.

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Published: 2000
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
Global industry/global solutions: options for change in the garment sector: summary of workshop discussion and list of participa

Reports on a workshop that looked at the state of garment workers (mostly women) in Canada and internationally. Proposes recommendations for future action to protect these workers' rights.

Published: 1998
Violence in the workplace

Promotes workplace awareness of the difficulties faced by employees and co-workers who are victims of spousal abuse. Encourages employers to learn the basic facts about wife assault and to work with the community to foster preventative measures. Provides advice to employees on how to help a fellow worker who is the victim of spousal abuse.

Published: 2002
Mental disorders and addictions in the workplace  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/factsheets/workplace

Discusses how mental health disorders and substance abuse can impact on the workplace.

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Published: 2003
Gender on the line: technology, restructuring and the reorganization of work in the call centre industry  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662281586/index_e.html

Focuses on the impacts of economic restructuring on the labour market, and particularly the feminization of labour in Canada, with a view to providing input to policy-makers concerned about issues of women and work.

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Published: 2000
Access to justice for sexual harassement victims: the impact of Béliveau St-Jacques on female workers' Rights to Damages  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662634381/index_e.html

Examines the implications of the Supreme Court's decision in Béliveau v. St-Jacques for women victims of sexual harassment as well as the next steps and political action to be taken to follow up on the issue.

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Published: 1998
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
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
Our health, our future: creating quality workplaces for Canadian nurses. Final report of the Canadian Nursing Advisory Committee  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/for_you/nursing/cnac_report/
Details 51 recommendations for improving the work life of nurses. Addresses the central issues identified as barriers to a quality workplace for Canadian nurses, namely: the need to increase the number of nurses; the need to improve the education and maximize the scope of practice of nurses; and the need to improve working conditions of nurses. (See Details)
Published: 2002