Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
MATTOS, Ubirajara A. de O. and FREITAS, Nilton Benedito B.. Brazilian risk map: limited applicability of a worker model. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1994, vol.10, n.2, pp. 251-258. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1994000200012.
This paper shows the limitations identified in Brazilian risk map applications from a legal and methodological perspective. First, the conception, origin, and value of the risk-map methodology are presented as perceived under the Italian Health Reform. Next, the authors report on introduction of the methodology into Brazil in the early 1980s and the reactions by companies when it became a legal requirement for those which had Accident Prevention Committees. Finally, a brief discussion on the effectiveness of its use by workers in preventing health risks is included.
Keywords : Worker's Health; Risk Assessment; Italian Worker Model.