Objectives Identify and analyse of the occupational accidents and diseases occurred with the community health agents in the municipality of Caraguatatuba/SP.
Method This descriptive, exploratory, cross-sectional field study with a quantitative approach had the purposes of identifying and analysing of the occupational accidents and diseases occurred with the community health agents in the municipality of Caraguatatuba/SP. The data were collected from 137 workers by means of a questionnaire and an interview.
Results The data related to occupational accidents reveal that less than half (59; 43.07%) of the workers had occupational accidents, most of them (44; 74.59%) having reported one; the total of accidents reported was 80, and the most frequent were biker trauma in traffic accidents (43; 53.75%), followed by dog bites (13; 16.25%) and falls (12; 15.00%); the most frequent type of occupational accident was the typical (64; 80.00%), followed by road accidents (13; 16.25%) and occupational disease (3; 3.75%). Besides, 22.63% reported diseases as osteomuscular system and of the connective tissue (13; 30.96%), diseases of the circulatory system (7; 16.68%), the respiratory system, mental and behavioural disorders, skin and subcutaneous tissue diseases (4; 9.52%, respectively).
Conclusions The data point to the importance for an investment in the health community health agents in the municipality of Caraguatatuba/SP with training program.
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