A dupla visão da ginástica laboral no corte manual de cana-de-açúcar : profissionais e cortadores
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The rural working activity subdues the worker to weather variations, the risk of venomous animals bites, sweating which leads to dehydration and most of all the intense muscular activity which causes damages to the physical structure and overload the worker which may lead him to death. These characteristics predicate the need of actions to maintain the health. Some measures are mandatory like the ones in the Regulatory Norm-31, and others, of free support like the ones mentioned in the National Commitment to Improve the Work Conditions of Sugar Cane Work. From the knowledge of the sugar cane cutting activity, the implications at the workers´ health, the information obtained through postural activity, pointed in photographic records and the Workplace Exercises view obtained through interviews with the rural workers and the responsible professionals for the Workplace Exercises, was found that the Workplace Exercises were held once a day, before the beginning of the sugar cane cutting activity in a site distant from the plantation, using multipliers for the purpose, through repetitive and monotonous exercises. Therefore, it was found that the Workplace Exercises is ineffective facing the characteristics encountered during the administration of it.