What is it about?

It is about a workplace project using the photovoice methodology, which has not been used in such types of environments and populations. Workers took picture of workplace hazards to identify them before suggesting improvements to reduce or eliminate hazards.

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Why is it important?

Because it shows that the photovoice method can be used to identify and reduce exposure to workplace hazards. Workers can participate in recognition of hazards and solutions to reduce or eliminate them.

Perspectives

This article expands the use of photovoice to populations that have not yet been included in the range of populations that can benefit from it. It is a participatory method to include rank and file workers in making the workplace safer and healthier.

Dr. Eduardo Siqueira
University of Massachusetts Boston

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This page is a summary of: Photovoice in the workplace: A participatory method to give voice to workers to identify health and safety hazards and promote workplace change-a study of university custodians, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, July 2010, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/ajim.20873.
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