Collective occupational health in craft fishermen in Baixada Santista

André Luiz Rodrigues Mello, Walter Barrella, Milena Ramires, Walber Toma


This is an exploratory study of occupational health in the fishing activity with the purpose of identifying the risks of work in relation to the elements associated with the environment and dwelling factors. In this particular issue, we highlight the emerging demands in the context of Handmade Fisherman Health, as well as the applicability from the confluence of the following themes:  the construction of a multi-disciplinary knowledge and multidisciplinary applicability of NR's Laws and Guidelines of the Labor and Social Welfare Ministry, interface with Unions and Associations in order to promote integrated and highlighted efforts in the conceptual framework, and bring down paradigms and conceive a new knowledge about the importance of preserving life through medical examinations and also the placement and periodic examinations, both as  great tools to anticipate possibilities of the emergence of pathological and occupational diseases, arising from the labor and an indicator in the reduction of adverse health effects and the proper use of personal and collective protective equipment. Although it is not a paradigm, collective health, as an ideological movement committed to social transformation, presents new possibilities of interaction with scientific models capable of approaching the object of health-disease-care respecting their history, linking environmental sustainability for the quality of life.

Keywords: Public Health, Legislation, Fishing and Ethnoecology.

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