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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Epidemiological Surveillance of Informal Workers' Health in Two Cities in Southeastern Brazil The Experience of the TRAPP-TRAPPURA Projects
Author: Correa, HR
Cugliari, L
Gaspar, AACD
Loureiro, JF
Siqueira, CE
Abstract: Informal labor markets have grown in peripheral countries, accounting for more than 50% of jobs. There is anecdotal evidence of a direct relation between informal sector growth and an increase in the frequency and severity of work-related diseases and injuries. Two sister Pilot Projects were conducted in Uberaba and Campinas, Brazil to develop population-based epidemiological Surveillance of workplace injuries in the informal sector. Results for Campinas and Uberaba found cumulative yearly incidences of 5.1% and 10.4%, with incidence rates of 2.2 and 6.5 injuries per 100,000 worked hours, respectively The proportions of lost work time were 0.3% and 0.31%. Rates found were comparable to those found in the literature for both formal and inforinaljobs. These results Suggest that bad working conditions in the formal labor market are replicated in the informal market as Subcontracting and outsourcing contribute to the growth of informal jobs.
Subject: work
child labor
workplace accidents, occupational
occupational health
worker's health
labor force
Country: EUA
Editor: Hamilton Hardy Publ Inc
Citation: International Journal Of Occupational And Environmental Health. Hamilton Hardy Publ Inc, v. 16, n. 1, n. 36, n. 43, 2010.
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 2010
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