Highlighting occupational health and safety (OHS) practices in manufacturing area: a bibliography review

Leonardo Caixeta de Castro Maia, Daniel Masini Espindola, Cristiano Henrique A. da Veiga


Despite the perception of the restrictive impact on performance, occupational health and safety (OHS) practices offer effective mechanisms of improvement of performance. Additionally, the costs relate to OHS practices had been increase in Brazil, almost get 15% of total cost in manufacturing area. Based on literature review, this article exposes the studies about OHS practices, during the period of 2010 to 2015. The main objective is to show what the main studies related to OHS practices are. What are the relationships of OHS variables with the operating area? How those can improve the performance? Originally, there are not manuscripts about this issue in Brazil. The following keywords were chosen: safety, social responsibility, sustainability and manufacturing in journals in the area of production and manufacturing classified as QUALIS A1 and A2 of WebQualis’ list. A total of 24 articles were selected. As a result of the work, it was demonstrated the relationship of importance of OHS practices with operational practices such as quality, integration with customers, aspects of leadership and empowerment and the role of technology. We have demonstrated the main capabilities the companies should development to reduce the social risks.


Sustainability; manufacturing; socially responsible; bibliography review.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.13059/racef.v7i3.425


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