Workplace health

Workplace health

In our own words - workplace hazards and environmental health

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article highlights the biggest health concern across North America: environmental hazards. Discusses workplace hazards in Nursing. 

In our own words - woman abuse: a national crisis, a national responsibility

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article profiles groups and organizations throughout Ontario who are working to eliminate woman abuse, reduce workplace and environmental health hazards and improve the health of women. 

 



Board games: sexist bias at the workers’ compensation board

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Karen Weisberg
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Vol 9, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 

Beyond male bias in occupational health

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Debbie Field
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Vol 6, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

In this article, Debbie Field speaks with Stan Gray of the Hamilton Workers’ Occupational Health and Safety Centre. Discusses how the centre responds to reproductive workplace hazards. 

Mercury poisoning: one woman’s story

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Lissa Donner
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Vol 4, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article consists of an interview with a dental assistant who learns too late about the occupational hazards of mercury. Her story describes a struggle with illness, with the dental and medical professions, with the compensation system, with family and friends and with herself. 


The politics of artificial light

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Roberta Rivers
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Vol 3, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

 This article addresses our increased dependency on artificial light, specifically fluorescent light. Describes how this increased dependency came to be. identifies how this change in our environment has impacted our bodies and biological rhythms. Explains how artificial light differs from the sun. 

Very damning testimony

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Melanie Conn
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Vol 3, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the influx of Video Display Terminals in workplaces. Explains VDTs and how they are harmful for clerical workers. Introduces strategies for change. 

If the chair fits, sit on it

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Jennifer Penney
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vol 2, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses workplace furniture and our bodies. Provides a checklist to determine whether the chair you sit on at work is good for your well being. Recommends what to do about it.

Double exposure the fight against reproductive hazards in the workplace

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Marianne Langton
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vol 1, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses exclusionary practices by industries; how often women have been excluded from jobs traditionally worked by men that may involve occupational hazards to reproduction; Discusses risks for men; Calls for improvement of work environment rather than discrimination of workers; Includes excerpt from “Workplace Hazards to Reproduction” Jennifer Penney, Health November 1978.

Hazardous substances: plastics

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English
Owning Org: 
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
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Canadian Auto Workers
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ontario

Factsheet detailing the various plastics that workers may come in contact with in the auto industry, and how contact with these plastics may affect their health.

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Available online.
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