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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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MOMOLI, Rodrigo; TRINDADE, Letícia de Lima  and  RODRIGUES-JUNIOR, Sinval Adalberto. Profile of occupational accidents in the civil construction industry in western Santa Catarina. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.2, pp. 1456-1462. ISSN 1984-6657.

We aimed to analyse the profile of work accidents notified to have occurred in the civil construction industry of Western Santa Catarina between 2008 and 2015. The 3,345 notifications from the Notification of Injury Information System and the Worker´s Health Reference Center (CEREST) from the region of Chapecó/SC were analysed using descriptive statistics and chi-square test of association (α=0.05). Of the 3,345 accidents, 2,572 were not serious (76.9%), 60 (1.7%) were mutilating, 695 (20.7%) were serious, and 18 (0.5%) were fatal. The type of accident was associated to sex, age range, and occupation (p>0.05). Serious accidents involved more plasterers and painters, male, aged 15-17 years old. On the other hand, proportionally, female labourers, aged 58-67 years old were more susceptible to fatal accidents. The findings allow a better understanding of the association between the type of accident and the socio-demographic variables of the worker and their working environment, which is relevant for the development of public policies.

Keywords : occupational health; working conditions; construction industry.

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