Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
VELLOSO, Marta Pimenta; SANTOS, Elizabeth Moreira dos and ANJOS, Luiz Antonio dos. The labor process and work-related accidents among garbage collectors in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1997, vol.13, n.4, pp.693-700. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1997000400012.
This study describes the work performed by garbage collectors in the Rio de Janeiro City Street Cleaning Company (COMLURB) (Rio Comprido division) and its consequences for their health. Data were collected through interviews and on-site video documentation. A detailed description of the work process was performed. In addition, we analyzed the workers' reports of their lifetime experience with job-related risks and accidents.
Keywords : Workers' Health; Occupational Health; Occupational Accidents; Accidents; Workplace.