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Revista Brasileira de Saúde Ocupacional

Print version ISSN 0303-7657On-line version ISSN 2317-6369

Abstract

MOURA-CORREA, Maria Juliana et al. Uses and applications of the Form for Sanitary Inspection of Work Processes and Environments in Gas Stations, Santa Catarina state, Brazil. Rev. bras. saúde ocup. [online]. 2017, vol.42, suppl.1, e10s.  Epub Aug 07, 2017. ISSN 2317-6369.  https://doi.org/10.1590/2317-6369000127315.

Introduction:

the Form for Sanitary Inspection of Work Processes and Environments in Gas Stations (RIAT-PRC) is used for health surveillance by Reference Centers in Occupational Health (Cerest).

Objective:

to describe the uses and applications of the RIAT-PRC tool from the experience of the Surveillance of Occupational Health in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Method:

descriptive and analytical report of the RIAT-PRC tool and of the evaluation of its quality and use in Santa Catarina, from 2010 to 2014.

Results:

the form was introduced in 459 gas stations, with good filling degree in general. The application of the tool, made it possible to verify that the companies carried out only a few biological and environmental monitoring. It also allowed us to follow workers’ occupational and health conditions along the study time as well as to identify risk factors in work environments.

Conclusion:

the RIAT-PRC was useful for surveillance and for supporting studies on benzene exposure in gas stations. The results highlighted the need to improve the training of surveillance technical teams, aiming at an effective monitoring of gas stations workers’ exposure to benzene and other chemicals.

Keywords : sanitary inspection; evaluation of research programs and tools; benzene; occupational health; gas station.

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