To identify nursing staff's perceptions of working conditions and to propose measures to minimise related adverse impacts on their health and disease processes.
A qualitative, descriptive study of 40 nurses working at an outpatient clinic in Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil, through semi-structured interviews interpreted in the light of content analysis.
Participants prepared suggestions focussed on modernising physical infrastructure, replacing workstation furniture and dividing job activities equitably.
There is considerable need to set up a Workers Health Centre, through which to implement measures to counter occupational risks and promote workers' health and safety.
This highlights the importance of preventing occupational hazards in nursing work in order to reduce work-related diseases.
Occupational health; Nursing; Working conditions