Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
HOKERBERG, Yara Hahr Marques et al. The process of building risk maps in a public hospital. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2006, vol.11, n.2, pp. 503-513. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232006000200027.
The paper presents a discussion about the experience of building a risk map by workers in a public hospital, in Rio de Janeiro city, resting on concepts of occupational health surveillance, total quality and biosafety. It goes from the first step to persuade the workers and managers, to identify the potential sources of risk in the work environment, the elaboration of the map, until the discussion about the preventive measures and the presentation of the results by the workers at a scientific meeting in the hospital. The elaboration of the risk map acted as a learning opportunity to socialize concepts in the work health area, to integrate workers, to systematize the work process and to discuss work organization, having practical consequences which have furthered changes in the working environment.
Keywords : Risk map; Public health surveillance; Health services; Occupational health.