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DINIZ, Eugênio Paceli Hatem; ASSUNCAO, Ada Ávila  and  LIMA, Francisco de Paula Antunes. Why do professional motorcyclists have accidents?: accidents risks and prevention strategies. Rev. bras. saúde ocup. [online]. 2005, vol.30, n.111, pp.41-50. ISSN 0303-7657.

Professional motorcyclists' jobs are the focus of this study that provides elements that may help social actors when they negotiate improvements in working conditions for their professional category. By adopting the methods proposed by the Activity Ergonomics Approach, it was possible to learn the strategies developed by professionals in dealing with time constraint factors. The results were analyzed taking into consideration the working conditions of the production units regarding their association with their town organizations and the network of services that helps reaching the goals of producing more in less time. Finally, the study describes accident-borne factors, associating the macroeconomic level and its market laws to the technical-organizational network that maintains the productive units and generates the time zero behavior. The intersection of these two aspects is the point at which professional motorcyclists must develop strategies to reach production goals, their client satisfaction and their own protection, not always successful, against traffic accidents.

Keywords : professional motorcyclists; motorboy; labor accidents; traffic accidents; Ergonomics Analysis of Labor.

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