de Souza Soares, Jorgana Fernanda; Cezar-Vaz, Marta Regina; Fontella Sant' Anna, Cynthia
July 2011
Texto & Contexto Enfermagem;jul-set2011, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p225
Academic Journal
The objective of this exploratory, transversal and quantitative study carried out in the port of Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil is to identify the knowledge and participation of dock workers about specialized port services, involving a sample of 306 workers. In general group of dock workers, the majority identified the existence of an Environmental Risk Prevention Program (67.32%), from the Specialized Service in Health Safety for dock workers (93.46%) and from the dock workers Accident Prevention Commission (97.38%). Worker participation in the services cited, stratified by professional categories, were highlighted in the first place to collaboration, implantation, execution, and respect for orientation (p=0.001). With respect to the second and third tasks, participation in representation election (p=0.001) was highlighted. This study has shown that knowing these services and participating in them is related to worker-developed activity. The evidence presented contributes to form a pact between educational and environmental supporters for dock worker risk management and health promotion


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