Covid-19 Pandemic in WorkSpaces in Brazil

Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Research in Humanities and Social Sciences

Year: 2021


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Covid-19 Pandemic in WorkSpaces in Brazil

Ingrid Barbosa Betty ,Sandra Francisca Bezerra Gemma



The disaster of the COVID-19 pandemic, change the relationship between the works and their work. In Brazil, we have until today six hundred and fifteen thousand deaths in this disaster. Pandemic was no just a biological disaster, but also, technological and societal, due to the elements acting in its propagation. When we talk about work conditions, we identify some actions that companies and governments made to contain the contamination, but other forms of containment could have been carried out, which could prevent the large number of deaths, mainly related to the contamination in work spaces. In this study, the narrative review of reference books for the Activity-Centered Ergonomics and the Psychology of Emergencies and Disasters was used, to categorize expected activities in different moments of the Disaster Management: prevention, mitigation, preparation, response and recovery. As a result, the actions and laws of companies and governments were categorized into the disaster moments, understanding the possibilities and limitations to contain the SARS-CoV-2 in work spaces in Brazil.

keywords: activity-centered ergonomics; covid-19; emergency and disaster psychology; mental health; work.