Knowledge Workers on Occupational Hazards in the Industry of Ceramics

  • Luiz Carlos Dantas de Sena Junior
  • Raissa Estafany Alves da Silva
  • Larissa Mendonça Torres
  • Yanna Gomes de Sousa
  • Soraya Maria de Medeiros
  • Jovanka Bittencourt Leite de Carvalho


Introduction: The changes that occurred in recent decades in the labor market have affected the health of individuals and the collective of workers. Work intensification is a characteristic of the current phase of capitalism. The uncertainty generated by fear of unemployment makes people undergo precarious schemes and employment contracts, receiving low wages and risking their lives and health in unhealthy environments, of high risk. Objectives: To identify the awareness of occupational risks on workers in a ceramics factory to which they are exposed. Methods: Exploratory, descriptive and qualitative study, conducted with 12 workers from October to November 2015. The focus group methodology was used as a process to data collection to obtain qualitative information in depth. Results: we identified sufficient awareness of workers on the types of risks in the performance of their activities and concern about the possible effects that these activities can cause to health. Conclusions: It is evident from this study to provide support for planning and adjustments in working conditions of ceramic factory workers by the employer, promote educational activities to clarify and sensitize the workers to know their work environment and the factors that interfere with their health.

Jul 5, 2016
How to Cite
JUNIOR, Luiz Carlos Dantas de Sena et al. Knowledge Workers on Occupational Hazards in the Industry of Ceramics. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, july 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 07 may 2021. doi:
Global Health & Health Policy


Nursing; Occupational Health; Occupational Health Nursing; Working Conditions.

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