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Gerais : Revista Interinstitucional de Psicologia

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RABELO, Lais Di Bella Castro; BARROS, Vanessa Andrade de  and  CUNHA, Daisy Moreira. A train trip: rail inspectors' work activity in dialogue with ergology. Gerais, Rev. Interinst. Psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.7, n.2, pp. 233-246. ISSN 1983-8220.

This paper proposes a narrative of a specific work history and theoretical discussions that it summons, from the perspective of ergology. The story was produced during a survey with a group of railway inspectors of Minas Gerais, Brazil. From the experience of a train journey we discuss the various aspects that compose and traverse the inspectors' work activity, such as the warp and the weft, the managing of variables, the values, the risk management, the "use of oneself", the "body-self", the hierarchy, the collective, the anticipation and a development of the person who works.

Keywords : Rail Inspectors; Ergology; Work; Activity.

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