Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
versión impresa ISSN 1413-8123
MINAYO-GOMEZ, Carlos. Production of knowledge and an inter-sectoral approach vis-à-vis living and health conditions of workers in the sugarcane sector. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.8, pp. 3361-3368. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011000900002.
This article presents some dimensions of inter-sectoral action aimed at improving working and living conditions of workers in the sugarcane and alcohol industry. The dynamics of the implementation of certain forms of given intersectoral practices established in a region of the State of São Paulo are analyzed. The important role played by sectors of the Labor Prosecution Office and the Legislative Authority in the articulation of institutional actors and civil society is stressed. They give greater impetus to the work of each public sector responsible for addressing the issues of workers'healthcare. This study was produced from analysis of documents and material provided by institutions and discussion forums with proposals for intervention. The results show that the appropriation of strategic knowledge produced by researchers of the sugarcane industry in the instrumental resources used in legal actions, monitoring and surveillance generates important advances in the health of workers and the environment.
Palabras clave : Workers'health; Inter-sector action; Health surveillance.