Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
LACAZ, Francisco Antônio de Castro. Quality working life and health/illness. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2000, vol.5, n.1, pp. 151-161. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232000000100013.
Using as starting point the discussion of many concepts of the term Quality Working Life (QWL) is assumed the idea of priority to changes in working organization and worker's participation, like pointed out the International Program on Bettering Working Conditions and Labor Environment, proposed by International Labor Organization (ILO), in 1976. Are pointed the limits of QWL in a reality like the Brazilian, where democracy in working places is still so fragile. Besides, vis-à-vis Taylorism/ Fordism, are discussed the changes in the organization of working process that occur in the QWL within the process of job redesign, pointing the necessity to think about epidemiological indicators that show the relationships health/ illness and the new ways of management and organization of the productive process, represented by the working related diseases, whose nexus with working process has a more complex causality.
Keywords : Quality; Working Process; Workers; Health/Disease Process.