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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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NASCIMENTO, Filipe Colares  and  SALIM, Celso Amorim. Accident prevention policy in building construction: an analysis of practices of labor inspection. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2018, vol.18, n.1, pp. 299-305. ISSN 1984-6657.

This study evaluates Brazil´s Labor Ministry policy for reducing the incidence of typical building construction occupational accidents registered in São Paulo City during the years 2002-2011. Using data extracted from the Labor Inspectorate Federal System (SFIT), the labor inspectors actions aimed at reducing the reoccurrence of employer disrespect for OSH on construction sites were analyzed. The results between two inspectorate methods were compared: conciliatory and punitive. Such actions helped decrease employer persistence in allowing most of the factors generating occupational accidents, mainly between 2002-2009, with the inspectorate actions using fines being more effective. Consequently this article discusses the alternative to applying the conciliatory method as an institutional incentive, from the labor inspectorate to employers, considering that statistical results obtained from a decade of data suggest the relevance of restraining the unpunished behavior.

Keywords : Labor inspectorate; construction; public policies.

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