Occupational health

Repetitive work

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Kim Perrotta
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Vol 8, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article profiles an occupational health hazard, injuries caused by repetitive work. Explains the spectrum of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI). Discuses treatments to relieve symptoms. Highlights the struggle to fight for compensation. 

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. 

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. 

Mercury poisoning: one woman’s story

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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
Author: 
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.

Injury and injury prevention: women in work related to mining

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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Roberta Stout
Publisher: 
Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Report of a project that involved interviews with seventeen women occupying a variety of positions in the mining sector within rural, remote and northern settings in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. Includes findings related to safety training, injury prevention, occupational injuries, and other work-related stressors and concludes with a number of recommendations that surfaced throughout the discussions with the women.

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Available to download for free from their website
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978-1-897250-40-2

Chemical exposure and plastics production: issues for women's health

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Translated Title: 
Exposition à des produits chimiques et production des matières plastiques : problèmes pour la santé des femmes
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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Robert DeMatteo
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A literature review of chemical exposure and plastics production as it relates to women's health.

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Available online.
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Contains bibliographical references.
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