Occupational health and safety in Brazil.

  title={Occupational health and safety in Brazil.},
  author={Howard Frumkin and Volney de Magalh{\~a}es C{\^a}mara},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={81 12},
BACKGROUND Brazil is the world's fifth largest and sixth most populous nation. Its economy is varied, with strong manufacturing, agriculture, mining, and service sectors. Therefore, a wide variety of workplace hazards confronts its work force. This paper describes Brazil's occupational safety and health regulatory scheme, workers' compensation system, plant-level practices, training, and data collection. METHODS We reviewed and analyzed Brazilian regulatory legislation and government and non… CONTINUE READING