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Bangladesh factory fire: brands accused of criminal negligence
2012-11-25
Clean Clothes Campaign
Clean Clothes Campaign, along with trade unions & labour rights organisation, is calling for immediate action from international brands following the fire in Dhaka Bangladesh which killed over 100 wor...
Bill 168: Workplace violence and harassment: Ontario government proposes new legislation to Ontario's Health and Saftey Act
2009-11-19
Rubin Thomlinson LLP
If the amendments to Ontarios Health and Safety Action, Bill 168, become law, a range of new obligations will be placed on employers, including assessing the level of risk of violence in a workplace, ...
Sources welcomes ARETE safety and protection inc.
2009-05-16
ARETE safety and protection inc.
ARETE safety and protection Inc. ia a leading Canadian firm specializing in the prevention and management of workplace violence and conflict for over 15 years.

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As Temperatures Climb Across the Country, Workers Will Suffer
Grossman, Elizabeth
Article
2016
In These Times
The summer of 2016 is barely two weeks old, but this year is already on track to break high temperature records in the United States. On June 20, cities across the Southwest and into Nevada reached al...
Asbestos revealed as Canada's top cause of workplace death
Grant, Tavia
Article
2014
Globe & Mail
Asbestos exposure is the single largest on-the-job killer in Canada. Since 1996, almost 5,000 approved death claims stem from asbestos exposure, making it by far the top source of workplace death in C...
Bangladesh factory fire: brands accused of criminal negligence
Sources News Release
Article
2012
Clean Clothes Campaign
Clean Clothes Campaign, along with trade unions & labour rights organisation, is calling for immediate action from international brands following the fire in Dhaka Bangladesh which killed over 100 wor...
Bangladesh's exploitation economy
Cyran, Olivier
Article
2013
Le Monde diplomatique
Before the collapse of Rana Plaza, which killed over a thousand people, most of them textile workers, there was the fire that killed a hundred at the Tazreen factory. A major cause is western companie...
BP oil spill: Concerns for long-term health of workers 4 years later
Article
2014
CBC
33,000 involved in study examining oil spill related health effects.
Cheap clothing proves far too dear
The death of workers in Bangladesh are just the latest tragedy that springs from the west's addiction to fashion
Siegle, Lucy
Article
2010
The Guardian
In Bangladesh one hundred workers died in a garment fire, a common occurence plaguing a workforce that already has the distinction of being the "most poorly paid in the world". The author investigates...
Connexions Library: Health Focus
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Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on health.
Connexions Library: Work Focus Page
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Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on work.
Death on the Bakken shale
Film/Video
2015
Al Jazeera
North Dakota's fracking industry has the highest worker fatality rates in the US. Why are so many dying and who should be held responsible?
Denying health coverage to injured migrant workers is shameful
Rai, Nanky; Majeed, Abeer; Deutsch, Jim; Bailey, Brendan; Garfinkle, Miriam
Article
2013
Toronto Star
Imagine getting injured at work, and instead of going to a hospital or seeing your health-care provider, you are deported from Canada.
More chance of dying from work than going to war
Article
2014
RT
Going to war may seem one of the most hazardous ordeals on the planet, but perhaps not. The International Labor Organization (ILO) says there is more chance of dying from work than fighting for your c...
Newfoundland Sealing Disaster
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
SS Newfoundland was a sealing ship which lost 78 sealers on the ice during extreme weather conditions in March 1914 which claimed lives from three sealing ships in an event known as the 1914 Newfoundl...
Oil Sands Workers Don't Cry
Dembicki, Geoff
Article
2010
The Tyee
Toughing it out in the cold, isolated, male world of mobile workers in Alberta's oil patch.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 15, 2015
Workers' Health and Safety
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
The topic of the week is Workers' Health and Safety. Articles on why environmentalists should support working class struggles; whistleblowers; the appalling death rate from U.S. drone strikes; the mur...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016
Science and its enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of t...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016
Workers and Climate Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the...
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Social determinants of health
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions under which people live which determine their health.
Uranium Mine and Mill Workers are Dying, and Nobody Will Take Responsibility
In the Southwest, poisoned uranium workers are still seeking justice
Sorrentino, Joseph
Article
2016
In These Times
To talk to former uranium miners and their families is to talk about the dead and the dying. Brothers and sisters, coworkers and friends: a litany of names and diseases. Many were, as one worker put i...

Sources Bookshelf

Social Determinants of Health
Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
Book
2004
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
CCOHS promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing information and advice about occupational health and safety.


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