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Trabalho, Educação e Saúde

Print version ISSN 1678-1007On-line version ISSN 1981-7746

Abstract

LA-ROTTA, Ehideé Isabel Gómez et al. NAMING AND INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE HEALTH OF THE WORKER: A DISPUTED FIELD. Trab. educ. saúde [online]. 2019, vol.17, n.2, e0017928.  Epub Feb 28, 2019. ISSN 1981-7746.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1981-7746-sol00179.

Based on the dispersal of meanings that constitutes the naming of the ‘Health of the Worker’ field, we sought to comprehend what is at stake in the constant changes in nomenclature in this field. These changes occur within a timeline, but they happen concomitantly. Its inaugural landmark was found in the stability of the name ‘occupational medicine,’ a name institutionalized by the International Labour Organization in the beginning of the second half of the 20th century. This first gesture of naming was followed by other gestures, established in tense and contradictory relationships of replacement, recovering and concurrence, such as: occupational health, health and safety at work, and, more recently, among these variations, we found the addition of the term ‘Health of the Worker.’ The second-to-last name is the most stable one, and it is used by international and entrepreneurial organizations.

Keywords : health of the worker; International Labour Organization; discourse analysis; collective health.

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