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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.

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.

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