Ergonomics in Reuse and Recycling of Solid Materials: Demand Analysis

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 792)


Concern over the efficiency and productivity of the different productive chains induces cooperatives to continuously reassess their goals and methods in order to maximize its indicators. In the context of the study of the management of organizations, it is necessary to approach and evaluate factors that influence the survival of the cooperative. The economic sector that includes recycling cooperatives, in turn, becomes the target of negative analyses concerning the organization of work, health, safety, and ergonomics, with low indicators of efficiency and productivity. This study addresses the application of ergonomics, in different contexts, to a solid waste recycling and commercialization association located in the central region of Brazil. It is concluded that several aspects of the cooperative could be improved, requiring the participation of the workers in this process of change in order to improve postures, methods, and work dynamics.


Human factors Recycling of solid materials Solidary economy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Integrated Sciences of PontalFederal University of UberlandiaItuiutabaBrazil

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