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Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony
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Workers Compensation Act

File consists of photocopied reproductions of 2 documents: the British Columbia “Workers Compensation Act: Boards of Review Regulation,” and the British Columbia “Workers Compensation Act: Chapter 437.”

Passing sharps safely: the hands-free technique

File consists of the film "Passing sharps safely: the hands-free technique." The disc's label reads:
"Video about needlestick safety in healthcare. University of Western Ontario, McMaster University, and Hamilton Health Sciences. Funded by Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Ontario. Includes Shirley Petten talking about her partner Bev Holmwood's needlestick injury, resultant hepatitis infection, and subsequent death."

Out our way

Series consists of sound recordings of interviews undertaken by Michael Riordon for Out Our Way: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Country (Between the Lines, 1996). Interviews were undertaken across Canada. Textual records consist of a copy of Riordon’s log and notes about the tapes and interviews.

Michael Riordon

1997

File consists of materials relating to the appeal of the Workers’ Compensation Board’s 1992 decision. Materials include correspondence with legal counsel, the Workers’ Compensation Board, the Workers’ Compensation Review Board, and others, expert opinion from medical workers regarding Beverly’s death, and research materials about needlestick injuries.

1998

File consists of materials relating to the appeal of the Workers’ Compensation Board’s 1992 decision. Materials include correspondence with legal counsel, the Workers’ Compensation Board, the Workers’ Compensation Review Board, and others, expert opinion from medical workers regarding Beverly’s death, and research materials.

1999

File consists of materials relating to the appeal of the Workers’ Compensation Board’s 1992 decision, including the Appeal Division of the Board’s decision on the matter. Materials include correspondence with the Workers’ Compensation Board, as well as notes and facts related to the case.

Hepatitis

File consists of research, including newspaper clippings, reproductions of journal articles, and printed copies of websites, relating to needlestick injuries, hepatitis infections, and the British Columbia Workers’ Compensation Board.

Medical

File consists of photocopied reproductions of Holmwood’s medical records from the Vancouver General Hospital, as well as her certificate of death.

Petten volunteer work and retirement

File consists of materials related to Petten’s volunteer work with the Heart & Stroke Foundation, as well as her retirement from work at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia: volunteer appreciation certificates, newspaper clippings, and event invitations.

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