RELATIONSHIPS OF PRODUCTION, WORK, ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH IN A MULTINATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPLEX IN PERNAMBUCO, BRAZIL

Isabelle Maria Mendes de Araujo Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli da Costa Oliveira About the authors

Abstract

The study that originated the present article, which was conducted between 2015 and 2017, has the goal of understanding the possible relationships in the productive, environmental and sanitary contexts in the municipality of Goiana, in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, with the arrival of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles multinational enterprise. We aimed at developing an explanatory matrix based on the Driving force-Pressure-State-Exposure-Effect-Action framework, with the systematization of indicators for the monitoring of changes in the territory that could affect the health of the local population and the environment due to the establishment of the automotive complex. In order to do so, we proposed descriptive components for each dimension of the matrix, and we performed a systematization of secondary data in different databanks. We noticed effects on the well-being within the local context due to the territorial exposure to an increase in violence, precarization and injuries related to work, environmental contamination and precarious sanitation. In order to face the complex and systematic problems identified, we propose actions that can subsidize strategies for the vigilance in environmental health and in the health of the worker. Through the framework, we can describe processes of vulnerabilization in the local territories, associating them with productive structuring forces and changes in the social reproduction situation.

Keywords
vulnerability; vigilance in environmental health; health of the worker

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