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The right to know about chemical hazards in Canada, 1982-2006.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature156967
Source
New Solut. 2008;18(2):233-43
Publication Type
Article
Date
2008
Author
Dave Bennett
Author Affiliation
daveandjoanne@mts.net
Source
New Solut. 2008;18(2):233-43
Date
2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Access to Information - legislation & jurisprudence
Canada
Disclosure - legislation & jurisprudence
Hazardous Substances
Humans
Information Services - legislation & jurisprudence
Occupational Exposure - legislation & jurisprudence
Occupational health - legislation & jurisprudence
Abstract
Traditionally in Canada, there are three health and safety rights: the right to participate (joint workplace health and safety committees); the right to refuse unsafe and unhealthy work; and the right to know about workplace hazards. By the end of the 1970s, the right to know had been established in law across Canada, but it was not enough to cover workplace chemical hazards in particular. The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) was a project set up by the Canadian federal government in 1982 to address the issue. This article tells the story of how labor got the progressive WHMIS agreement(1985) and how the agreement has been implemented in the following years.
PubMed ID
18511399 View in PubMed
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[When medical records are the best witness].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature157778
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 2008 Mar 31;170(14):1143-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-31-2008
Author
Synne Søndergaard
Author Affiliation
Personaleafdelingen, Rigshospitalet, DK-2100 København Ø. synne.soendergaard@rh.regionh.dk
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 2008 Mar 31;170(14):1143-5
Date
Mar-31-2008
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Access to Information - legislation & jurisprudence
Confidentiality - legislation & jurisprudence
Denmark
Forensic Medicine - legislation & jurisprudence
Humans
Insurance Claim Review - legislation & jurisprudence
Medical Records - legislation & jurisprudence
Wounds and Injuries - diagnosis - etiology
Abstract
This article looks at the development in the increasing use of medical records in the Danish Courts as well as outside the courts in cases of personal injury. The Danish Supreme Court puts the presence of all material above the protection of the confidential relationship between doctor and patient. It is not yet clear to what extent the use of medical records will be accepted. This development raises questions regarding legal security for patients and sets higher requirements for medical and legal personnel. Medical records give important testimony in cases regarding personal injury. It is therefore important for medical personnel to be aware of the content of the medical record, as it might be used and interpreted in the courtroom in a different manner than intended.
PubMed ID
18405477 View in PubMed
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