Ergonomics and the inclusion of disabled people in the Brazilian job market

L. B. Martins, A. K. P. S. Cabral
2012 Work : A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation  
The inclusion of persons with disabilities (PD) has been widely discussed in Brazil. The main purpose of this paper is to identify the contributions of ergonomics in the process of including disabled people in the job market and to discuss the situation in Brazil. It was found that ergonomics is an important tool within organizations. Using it allows space, work stations and tools to be matched workers' needs, including those with disabilities, on behalf of whom it is necessary to adjust the
more » ... ry to adjust the demands of work to their specific needs. However, further research is needed in Brazil on the existing methods of ergonomic intervention for this population in order to suit their needs and optimize potential.
doi:10.3233/wor-2012-0863-5493 fatcat:wn62j35syjduvetmbzu2r2guf4