2015, Number 1
Revista Cubana de Salud y Trabajo 2015; 16 (1)
The ergonomic approach at the National Institute for Workers' Health of Cuba. Its history and current status
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: The historical development of the application of ergonomic knowledge in research and intervention at the National Institute for Workers' Health (INSAT) of Cuba is shown through more than three decades. Development: There were categorized three stages , corresponding to the use of the application in its theoretical construction and scope for the workers' health, the role of ergonomics in the pursuit of occupational health and safety. In the theoretical construction and scope for the workers' health, the methodological and instrumental bases of its development are exposed as an important part of progress in research at the Insat , and its application to a multidisciplinary approach. Conclusions: The present moment is characterized by the use very often of the main techniques and instruments of Macroergonomy in research and intervention in Occupational Health.