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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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SILVEIRA, Andréa Luiza da  and  MERLO, Álvaro Roberto Crespo. Public Policies in Workers' health: symbolic dispute field. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.3, pp. 877-894. ISSN 1808-4281.

In this article, we aim at analyzing the Política Nacional de Saúde do Trabalhador e da Trabalhadora - PNSTT (National Health Policies for Male and Female Workers) as an interface with the National Policy for Workers' Safety and Health and the National Plan for Workers' Health and Safety . From the organization of the main policies into a corpus, we were able to discriminate their guiding concepts and to visualize the contractions within these concepts in what concerns the symbolic disputes in the professional practices such policies are intended to regulate. Therefore, the PNSTT of 2012 acquires three distinct dimensions: biopolicy, symbolic dispute field and practical field.  Placing these contradictions within the scope of analysis of these policies is viable in face of the possibilities that they embrace and within the social context in dispute where they exist. Thus, we understand that the research conducted in health service programs that are associated with these policies should contribute to better comprehend the dimensions we identified.

Keywords : policies; workers'; health; professional.

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