Gestão do trabalho, saúde e segurança dos trabalhadores de termelétricas: um olhar sob o ponto de vista da atividade

Saldanha Guida, Hilka Flavia; Brito, Jussara; Alvarez, Denise
November 2013
Revista Ciência & Saúde Coletiva;nov2013, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p3125
Academic Journal
This article presents the labor management changes and the implications for occupational health and safety that occurred after two thermoelectric plants were acquired by a government- owned, joint stock with private investors, energy corporation. The changes led part of these workers to question their own professional abilities, as previously experienced workers were suddenly considered unqualified due to the new organizational model and restructuring implemented in their units. It was seen how lack of professional recognition in the workplace led to negative health and safety consequences for workers, as there were numerous cases of psychic anguish, emotional disorders, musculoskeletal problems, gastrointestinal disorders, etc. It was also seen that it is now possible to introduce a series of measures that can contribute to improve working conditions and, consequently, the lives of the workers. The benchmark used was Ergology, as well as aspects of the Psychodynamics of Work and the Ergonomics of the Activity. The methodology included a bibliographical survey of the theme, document analysis, semistructured interviews, systematic activities observations and the validation of results with the research subjects.


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