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Au cours des dernières années, la transmission des infections nosocomiales, notamment des infections à Clostridium difficile, est devenue une importante préoccupation au Québec. Pour éviter leur transmission, les experts recommandent notamment la formation du personnel. Dans cet article, nous décrivons la représentation que se font certaines catégo...
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The sustainable development of work systems is not attainable without the well-being of workers´. This article addresses the importance of taking into account women´s work. Partial results from four studies carried out within a collaborative project with the three major Quebec labour federations serve to illustrate several social factors that affec...
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Karen Messing granted us an interview for the magazine’s Défricheurs de PISTES section. In her case, she is a groundbreaker. In fact, throughout her professional life, she has been interested in the specific issues related to the subject of gender in work, and particularly to women’s work and its impacts on their health. She was a professor at the...
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A session at the 2005 Delhi Congress on Women, Work and Health was entitled “Social movements and research on women, work and health: How can researchers and community members work together on current problems?” and described researcher-worker collaboration to gain recognition for the constraints and requirements of women's jobs. Suffering in the w...
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The educational sector exposes its primarily female work force to numerous psychosocial risk factors. At the request of the education workers', ergonomists developed a participatory research project in order to understand the determinants of the difficulties experienced by special education technicians. These technicians work with students presenti...
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Work content is adversely affected by precarious employment conditions, with consequences for workers and clients/customers. Three examples are taken from professions involving long-term relations between workers and clients. Adult education teachers hired on short-term contracts to teach primarily immigrant populations prepare their courses under...
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A session at the 2005 Delhi Congress on Women, Work and Health was entitled "Social movements and research on women, work and health: How can researchers and community members work together on current problems?" and described researcher-worker collaboration to gain recognition for the constraints and requirements of women's jobs. Suffering in the w...
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The educational sector exposes its primarily female work force to numerous psychosocial risk factors. At the request of the education workers', ergonomists developed a participatory research project in order to understand the determinants of the difficulties experienced by special education technicians. These technicians work with students presenti...
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Hotels and hotel chains are responding to globalization and increased competition through new marketing initiatives, employment practices, and restructuring decisions that are intensifying the work of cleaners. In this paper, we report on how such work intensification at two hotels in Montréal, Canada, is changing the nature of cleaners’ jobs. Spec...
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Wisner emphasized the diversity of human beings and the necessity to adapt work to people. He also advocated enlarging analytical frameworks to include a wider range of social needs. Ergonomic studies whose purpose is to maintain women in non-traditional jobs (NTJ) can be examined in the light ofWisner's contributions : 1) Is it sufficient to consi...
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Wisner emphasized the diversity of human beings and the necessity to adapt work to people. He also advocated enlarging analytical frameworks to include a wider range of social needs. Ergonomic studies whose purpose is to maintain women in non-traditional jobs ( Ntj ) can be examined in the light of Wisner’s contributions : 1) Is it sufficient to c...
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Qualitative research is often opposed to quantitative research. But numbers can play an important role in illustrating analyses in qualitative research. Their persuasive, concrete nature can help ensure the success of a workplace intervention, especially in the North American context, where numbers are treated very seriously. We describe a method o...
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The structure of work schedules and its effects on the work activity of health care workers in a short-term care facility were analyzed in a context of changes to the Québec health care system. The analysis revealed short patient stays and a great discontinuity in work periods for nursing personnel: 60% of health care workers in one department work...
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The structure of work schedules and its effects on the work activity of health care workers in a short-term care facility were analyzed in a context of changes to the Québec health care system. The analysis revealed short patient stays and a great discontinuity in work periods for nursing personnel: 60% of health care workers in one department work...
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Quebec’s adult education system receives, for its general formation courses, school dropouts as well as immigrants. Government policies concerning both adult education and immigration change constantly, compelling the government to hire 90% of adult education teachers on a short-term basis. The teaching population is 73% female, who are concentrate...
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Au Quebec, avec le « virage ambulatoire », la diminution de la duree de sejour a l'hopital accroit le nombre d'admissions et donc les responsabilites des preposees a l'accueil, qui se doivent d'assurer les contacts entre l'hopital et des personnes devant y etre admises et de faire le suivi des dossiers. A partir d'entrevues collectives et individue...
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Work activity and health symptoms of bank tellers whose work was undergoing reorganization were examined during a university-union study of the health effects of work in women's traditional jobs. Data were gathered through collective and individual interviews, analysis of work activity, and a questionnaire administered to 305 tellers. Employees wor...
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Primary school teachers in Québec suffer psychological distress, as shown by the Québec Health Survey (M. Gervais, 1993; Santè Québec, 1995). The authors applied and extended the French model (F. Guérin, A. Laville, F. Daniellou, J. Duraffourg, & A. Kerguelen, 1991) of analysis of work activity to observing classroom teaching (14 women in 10 classr...
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The process of work training sessions has become more bi-directional, specially since the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services has started to support collaborative research involving universities, health care delivery organizations, and unions. A common stressful component is the lack of respect of supervisors for the competence and capaci...
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In a Québec factory, a woman in a nontraditional job suffered from epicondylitis whereas her male coworkers were unaffected. A study was undertaken in order to enumerate the operations at risk for epicondylitis. Workers were interviewed in order to identify difficult operations and systematic observations were done over 4 workdays. Although tasks w...
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Studies of accident rates use denominators which vary in their precision and detail. These imprecisions may impact differentially on accident rates of men and women, given their distribution across the labour market. Difficulties in making male/female comparisons were illustrated by a study of accidents and health symptoms among blue collar workers...
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In the epidemiological approach to occupational cancers, large bodies of data must be analyzed to find rare cases of cancer. The exposure status of workers must therefore be assessed. Inaccuracies will lead to bias toward the null value in certain cases. Job title has often been used as a proxy for exposure status. This study was undertaken to exam...
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: In the epidemiological approach to occupational cancers, large bodies of data must be analyzed to find rare cases of cancer. The exposure status of workers must therefore be assessed. Inaccuracies will lead to bias toward the null value in certain cases. Job title has often been used as a proxy for exposure status. This study was undertaken to ex...
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Using the clonal HPRT-mutant frequency assay, mutant frequencies of humans have been shown to rise following exposure to large doses of mutagens during radiotherapy, chemotherapy or after an atom bomb explosion. Success in relating mutant frequencies to exposure to high levels of mutagens has encouraged researchers to examine the effects of lower d...
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Jobs considered as `naturally' women's in one situation are assigned to men a few years or miles away. We ask how a sexual division of labour which is so fluid when regarded in a historical perspective appears so rigid when observed at a given time. One type of factor which is variable historically but very solid and material in a given workplace i...
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The HPRT-lymphocyte clonal assay has been used to detect mutants induced in vivo in humans. This method has previously detected a rise in mutant frequency among nuclear medicine patients following exposure to technetium-99m, at a dose corresponding in theory to 5.1 mGy. In the present study, nuclear medicine patients were sampled before and after e...
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The frequency of hypoxanthine phosphoribosyl transferase (HPRT) mutants among peripheral T-lymphocytes of radiotherapy technicians primarily exposed to 60Co was measured by the T-cell cloning method. Mutant frequencies of these technicians in 1984 and 1986 were significantly higher than those of physiotherapy technicians who worked in a neighboring...
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Ninety hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase-deficient mutants were isolated from lymphocytes of 31 individuals drawn from both control populations and populations exposed to low doses of ionizing radiation. Southern analysis of the DNA revealed altered hybridization patterns in 15 mutants. Of these, 14 changes consisted of deletions of 2 to 40 ki...
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Ninety hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase-deficient mutants were isolated from lymphocytes of 31 individuals drawn from both control populations and populations exposed to low doses of ionizing radiation. Southern analysis of the DNA revealed altered hybridization patterns in 15 mutants. Of these, 14 changes consisted of deletions of 2 to 40 ki...
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From a genetically uniform wild-type strain of Metarhizium anisopliae pathogenic to mosquitoes, mutants were selected which were altered in the ability to degrade starch, gelatin, or milk. The mutants with enhanced starch degradation (dep), when grown on starch-containing media, proved hypervirulent toward the mosquito Culex pipiens pipiens in stan...

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