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Revista CEFAC

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Abstract

SANTANA, Maria da Conceição Carneiro Pessoa de; BRANDAO, Kristhine Keila Calheiros Paiva; GOULART, Bárbara Niegia Garcia de  and  CHIARI, Brasília Maria. Speech, language and hearing sciences and worker health: surveillance is information to action!. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2009, vol.11, n.3, pp. 522-528. ISSN 1982-0216.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-18462009000300022.

BACKGROUND: Speech, language and hearing sciences and worker health. PURPOSE: to present a revision of concepts, conceptions and history linked to the vigilance in Employee's Health, in its broad meaning, comprising epidemiologic, environmental and sanitary vigilances, referring to the importance regarding the use of such concepts in the practice of Speech Therapy. CONCLUSION: considering that the Vigilance in Employee's Health follows the guidelines of the Unique Health System (SUS), the speech therapist is required to adopt such guidelines in practice, identifying and modifying the risks originating from these occupational activities. Thus, the vigilance has to anticipate, allowing the provision of vital information for the course of actions, assuring the quality of health assistance to the population of employees.

Keywords : Surveillance of the Workers Health; Surveillance of Working Environment; Occupational Health; Voice Disorders; Noise, Occupational.

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