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Revista Brasileira de Saúde Ocupacional

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CASAROTTO, Raquel Aparecida  and  MENDES, Luciane Frizo. Complaint, occupational diseases and work accidents among industrial kitchens workers. Rev. bras. saúde ocup. [online]. 2003, vol.28, n.107-108, pp.119-126. ISSN 0303-7657.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0303-76572003000200011.

The activities developed in industrial kitchens present a set of features that are able to trigger off typical occupational diseases and working accidents. The aim of this study is to compare the prevalence of occupational diseases, working accidents and musculoskeletal pain among workers of five industrial kitchens. In order to achieve these objectives, 257 workers were evaluated according to the following procedures: interviews, questionnaires, real activity analysis and the NIOSH method. We used the qui-square test to compare the prevalence of data among the workers. Except the pain in the dorsal spine (p=0,01) and allergies (p=0,0461), all the studied variables presented p>0,05, showing the homogeneity among the workers. The ergonomic analysis showed the following troubles: physical environment (dimensions, configurations, ambience), inadequate tools and equipment, bad posture and inappropriate work organization and excessive weight lifting.

Keywords : Prevalence; Industrial Kitchen; Cooks; Ergonomics; Work Analysis.

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