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Fractal: Revista de Psicologia

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NASCIMENTO, Elvia Lane Araújo do; VIEIRA, Sarita Brazão  and  CUNHA, Tânia Batista da. Occupational risks: from traditional methodologies to analysis of labor situations. Fractal, Rev. Psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.22, n.1, pp.115-126. ISSN 1984-0292.

The objective sought after is to discuss the occupational risks according to two aspects: the tributary one to traditional methodologies in labor security whose focus is the one of regulations set by qualified professionals in that field, and another one that suggests the participation of workers. As a participative approach, the reference is the Psychodinamic of Work and the Ergonomics. The revision of the literature points that although there is much effort for implementing management and public policies through a more effective participation of workers, a supremacy of traditional methodology in the occupational risk analysis is observed. Their causes are analyzed reassuring the need of new theoretical and methodological topics.

Keywords : occupational risks; labor security; prudence knowledge; labor policies.

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