Search Resources (English): Injury risk

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Fall prevention for older women: lifestyle, medical, and environmental strategies

Examines the effects of falling, reviews relevant risk factors, and discusses methods of assessing fall risk and preventing future falls.

Published: 2004
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
How can I prevent pelvic floor problems when giving birth?  
http://www.maternitywise.org/mw/topics/pelvic-floor/
Provides information about pelvic floor problems related to pregnancy and giving birth. Includes a review of the evidence and links to other resources. (See Details)
Published: 2004
No growing pains  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article demonstrates how proper movement and handy tools can make gardening easier for people with different abilities. Tips on how to garden, what to grow, how to avoid injury. 

 

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Published: 1987
Board games: sexist bias at the workers’ compensation board   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article discuses the challenges women claimants experience due to sexism.  Illustrates how The Workers Compensation Act responds to claimants work at home vs outside of the home. Shows how sexist systems work together to create more stress for women post injury in the workplace,  via the medical and the legal systems. 

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Published: 1988