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Gestão & Produção

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SANTOS, Alisson Lima  and  SILVA, Simone de Cássia. Ergonomic intervention in the manufacturing process of chemicals in a company of the Petrogas / Sergipe network. Gest. Prod. [online]. 2017, vol.24, n.3, pp.488-500.  Epub June 22, 2017. ISSN 0104-530X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0104-530x1581-16.

This paper presents a summary of the results of the project “LabErgon / UFS - A new network among university, business and society”, focusing on ergonomic diagnosis and recommendations presented to improve working conditions in the productive process of one of the participating companies. The Laboratory of Ergonomics of the Department of Production Engineering of the Universidade Federal de Sergipe (LabErgon/ UFS) was implemented with the objective of developing studies aimed to the application of the Ergonomic Analysis of Work (AET) in companies of the state of Sergipe. Research on this subject is justified due to the organizations losses resulting from work accidents, occupational illnesses, absenteeism, dissatisfaction with work and other factors that reflect the employees’ quality of life in low productivity and loss. It is an exploratory, applied research with a case study design. We carried out the mapping of the organization processes under study and the unfolding of the activities that make up the productive process, from which the analyzes of the organizational, technical and environmental work conditions were made. The most immobile dysfunctions were generated by the movements required in the execution of the activity (both regarding dislocations from the failed layout and postures and movements in the tasks) and by the unfavorable thermal environment. The results validate the research methodology adopted and the assumptions about the importance and necessity of ergonomic intervention in the companies of the oil and gas chain in the State of Sergipe.

Keywords : Ergonomics; Ergonomic work analysis; Work conditions; Health and safety at work.

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