A SIGHT OVER THE HEALTH OF WASTE PICKERS: AN ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK PROPOSITION

LAYSCE ROCHA DE MOURA SYLMARA LOPES FRANCELINO GONÇALVES DIAS LUCIANO ANTONIO PRATES JUNQUEIRA About the authors

Abstract

This study aims to identify articles focused on the waste picker’s health to support the construction of an analytical framework that considers the individual and the environment in the scope of their labor activity. For this purpose, it is intended to answer the following question: which aspects can be considered in the analysis of the waste picker’s health in their labor activity? Methodologically, it has an exploratory nature and use the Systematic Review of Literature. The results pointed out to four categories of analysis grouped into the following aspects: meanings, individual, activity and environment. The analytical framework proposed presents contributions for an extended understanding of waste picker’s health, its aspects and interrelationships. Finally, it is suggested that empirical studies could be carried out to validate the proposed structure.

Keywords :
Waste pickers; Health; Solid waste; Environmental risks; Occupational risks

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