Sick and Tired

Health and Safety Inequalities

Edited by Stephanie Premji  

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Bringing together a multidisciplinary group of experts from the fields of labour studies, public health, ergonomics, epidemiology, sociology and law, Sick and Tired examines the inequalities in workplace health and safety. Using an anti-oppressive framework, chapters interrogate a wide range of issues, including links between precarious employment and mental health, the inverse relationship between power and occupational health through the experiences of women, immigrants and older workers, and the need for creative strategies that promote health and safety in ways that support empowerment and equity.

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Contents

  • Introduction: Causes and Expressions of Inequalities (Stephanie Premji)
  • The Changing Nature of Work in Canada: Impact on the Health of Workers (Peter Smith)
  • Are Millennials Being Stiffed? Work and Mental Health in a Neoliberal World (Wayne Lewchuk & Jeffrey Martin)
  • The Aging Population and Workforce: Implications for Occupational Health and Safety (Harry Shannon, Lauren Griffith & Parminder Raina)
  • Workers’ Compensation in Ontario: Legislative and Policy Changes (Andrew King)
  • Occupational Disease Recognition: The Science and Politics in Workers’ Compensation (Katherine Lippel)
  • The Dominant Breast Cancer Causation Paradigm: Challenging It Through the Lens of Media Discourses (Jane McArthur)
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Making Occupational Health Compatible with Gender Equality (Karen Messing)
  • Immigrant Men and Women’s Occupational Health: Questioning the Myths (Stephanie Premji)
  • Hotel and Hospital Cleaning: Occupational Health and Safety Risks in the Neoliberal Era (Dan Zuberi & Melita Ptashnick)
  • Compounded Vulnerabilities and Creative Strategies: Occupational Health of Temporary Foreign Agricultural Workers (Janet McLaughlin, Michelle Tew & Eduardo Huesca)
  • Science, Politics and Advocacy: The Fight to Ban Asbestos (Kathleen Ruff)
  • References

Authors

  • Stephanie Premji

    Stephanie Premji is an assistant professor at the School of Labour Studies and the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster University.

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