Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
versão impressa ISSN 1413-8123
ALAM, Miriam Maraninchi; CEZAR-VAZ, Marta Regina e ALMEIDA, Tabajara. Environmental education and health workers' knowledge on risk situations. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2005, vol.10, suppl., pp. 39-47. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232005000500007.
This work intents to analyse, on the health-care work environment, the characteristics of the knowledge acquired and produced by the workers, about accidents prevention and control with cutting material and biological fluids in the hospital environment. It verifies the presence or not of an integrated vision of health between the worker and the institution. It can be described as a quantitative research, in combination with a progressive and contextualized analysis that, therefore, brings a qualitative approach of the problem, supported in concepts as ambiental education, work and health. A total of 130 workers, in two college hospitals situated on the extreme south of the South region of the Rio Grande do Sul, of medical pratice, cirurgical clinic and emergency take part on this research. The data analysis was made through and the "cross tabulation" between the institutional environments and the professional cathegories together with variables, which characterize the health-care work. As a matter of fact, we can see that in the Institutional Environment "B" we see the existence of an educational work, the more active presence of control procedures on accidents preventions than in the Institutional Environment "A" and consequently a major educational level of its workers about the necessity of working with more safety.
Palavras-chave : Integrated vision; Work; Knowledge; Health.