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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||A Monitoring System For Work-related Accidents In Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil [o Sistema De Vigilância De Acidentes Do Trabalho De Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil.]|
de Medeiros M.A.
|Abstract:||The authors report on the development of a work accident monitoring system in Piracicaba, São Paulo State, Brazil, with the following characteristics: information feeding the system is obtained in real time directly from accident treatment centers; the system has universal monitoring, covering all work-related accidents in Piracicaba, regardless of the nature of the worker's employment conditions, place of work, or place of residence; health surveillance and promotion of health initiatives are triggered by identification of sentinel events; spatial distribution analysis of work-related accidents is a basic tool in designing accident awareness strategies and accident prevention policies. The system was implemented in November 2003 and by October 2004 had identified 5,320 work-related accidents, or a 3.8% annual proportional incidence of work-related accidents in the municipal area. We illustrate spatial analysis of registered work-related accidents and present a detailed investigation of one example of a serious accident.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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