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Guidebook on vicarious trauma: recommended solutions for anti-violence workers  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/pdfs/trauma_e.pdf
Describes the effect on therapists, counsellors, and advocates resulting from exposure to the trauma experiences of their clients. Offers management strategies for vicarious trauma as an occupational hazard. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Shift work and breast cancer: a critical review of the epidemiological evidence  
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr132.pdf
Critically reviews the epidemiological literature concerning the possible link between shift work and the risk of breast cancer. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Dispelling myths and understanding realities: working conditions, health status, and exiting experiences of sex workers  
http://web.uvic.ca/~cbenoit/papers/DispMyths.pdf
Details how most sex trade workers see the sex trade is their main means of making a living, and that those working on the street experience comparatively less occupational control and more harassment than counterparts located in indoor venues. Examines how the criminal nature of the sex trade in Canada has a dramatic impact on workers’ rights and safety. Explores how most sex trade worker report that their health is not what they would like it to be, that only a minority escape from their situations through the use of illicit addictive substances, and that even those who have permanently exited continue to struggle with mental health and related problems. Suggests the need for a variety of frontline and preventive health services. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Gender, health and work  
http://www.who.int/gender/other_health/Gender,HealthandWorklast.pdf
Examines how women's paid work can affect her health. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Turn up the heat: Coalition for the Rights of Sex Workers demands healthy and safe working environments  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39510
Looks at workplace health and safety issues for women and men working in the sex trade. Also examines health needs. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Highlights from the regulated nursing workforce in Canada, 2005  
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_588_E&cw_topic=588&cw_rel=AR_1173_E
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. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Report three: exploring the link between work-life conflict and demands on Canada's health care system  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/work-travail/report3/pdfs/fvwklfrprt_e.pdf
Argues that pressures on Canada’s health care system could be reduced by focusing on workplace health issues. Draws the link between worklife conflict, health status and the use of Canada’s health care system. (See Details)
Published: 2004
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
Women's occupational health in Canada: a critical review and discussion of current issues  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/pubs/women-femmes/can-usa/can-back-promo_3_e.html
Identifies five major occupational health issues for women and considers the impact of employment on health. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA). (See Details)
Published: 1996
Gender, work and health: an analysis of the 1994 National Population Health Survey
Explores whether there are differences in the health of men and women and the extent to which paid and unpaid work conditions and social, personal and material resources affect the health of women and men.
Published: 1999