Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
SATO, Leny. RSI: object and pretext for constructing the field of Workers' Health. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2001, vol.17, n.1, pp. 147-152. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2001000100015.
This article presents a proposal for a research and action agenda in Workers' Health, taking the case of repetitive strain injury (RSI). It assumes that RSIs are both an object and a pretext for the Workers' Health area. As an object, RSIs demand both an understanding and resolution of problems as they present, and as a pretext, RSIs underscore the limits and contradictions of the paradigms adopted in Workers' Health. The article draws on data and questions raised in several studies.
Keywords : Repetition Strain Injury; Occupational Health; Occupational Diseases.