Workplace

Workplace

Taking action

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

Interview with Saskia Post, a mother who gave birth to a child with multiple deformities due to the chemical environment she was exposed to while working at English Plastics in Brampton Ontario. Saskia launched a law suit against her former employer. 

Women in medicine: will it make a difference?

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Rhonda Love
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vol 2, No. 3
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the possible effects of the influx of women in medicine. Questions whether more women in medicine will affect the quality of medical care for Canadians. Discusses enrollment patterns, specialty choices, productivity, the experience of medical school and potential changes in the dominant position of medicine. 

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
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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.

In need of a healthy balance: Poor health and economic insecurity are realities for female unpaid caregivers

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
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Carolina Crewe
Healthy Balance Research Program at the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publisher: 
Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

Discusses how the critical care of female caregivers is invisible, lacking the financial, social and program support to prevent unpaid caregivers from depleting their own health and financial resources.

Highlights from the regulated nursing workforce in Canada, 2005

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English
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Online
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Canadian Institute for Health Information
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2006

Highlights current trends in the nursing workforces and provides provincial/territorial nursing workforce profiles. This document also presents a partial look at the Health Human Resource workforce of Canada's provincial and territorial health regions.

Gender equality, work and health: a review of the evidence

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English
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Online
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Karen Messing
Piroska Ostlin
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2006

Summarizes the evidence about the relationship between gender inequality and health and safety problems related to work. It reviews gender issues in research, policies and programmes on occupational health and safety, and highlights some specific issues for women.

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A healthy workplace is good for your health

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Online
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Canadian Health Network

Discusses the seven key ingredients to a healthy workplace, how a sense of control over working conditions can make a difference, and the Neighbour at Work principle of how reducing stress increases health.

Mental disorders and addictions in the workplace

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English
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Online
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HereToHelp.bc.ca
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

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

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Includes bibliographical references.

Suffering in silence: stigma, mental illness and the workplace

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English
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Online
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Nora Underwood
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Canadian Health Network
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses the stigma related to mental health conditions, particularly its impact on the workplace.

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

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English
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Julie Delahanty
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The North-South Institute
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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.

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WORK.D45 1998
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