Journal of Ergonomics

Journal of Ergonomics
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7556


Collective Actions in Worker's Health: The Ergonomics Primer for the Brazilian Footwear Industry

Jacinta Sidegum Renner, Paulo Antonio Barros de Oliveira and Bruna Ghesla Wolff

This article reports on a case of collective actions in worker's health that aims to minimize the health, safety and quality of life problems of workers in the Brazilian footwear industry. These actions were carried out by a Tripartite group that involved the Ministry of Labor, employers 'unions and a representation of ABICALÇADOS (Brazilian Association of Footwear Industries) and Footwear Industry Workers' Unions. The result of this work culminated in the elaboration of an orientation booklet for the actions in ergonomics to be implant in the footwear industries throughout Brazil.