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Health and Safety at Work GISST

Academic Unit: National Faculty of Public Health

Colombian Ministry of Science

Class

C

Call

833

Profile

OECD

Discipline

Medical and health sciences

Subdiscipline

Basic medicine

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Strategic Focus

To develop research that results in products applicable to the Colombian reality which are aligned with national and international guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health. All of these aim to directly impact the conditions and quality of life of the working population and the performance of the organizations (patient safety, musculoskeletal disorders, human errors, informal work, occupational diseases). 

Research Areas and Topics

  • Ergonomics and Human Factors.
  • Occupational Psychology.
  • Hygiene, Health and Safety at Work.
  • Occupational Medicine.
  • Social protection and occupational risks.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Group Coordinator

Yordán Rodríguez Ruíz, MSc, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Technical Sciences.

Universidad Tecnológica de la Habana José Antonio Echeverría, Cuba.

Group Coordinator Email

yordan.rodriguez@udea.edu.co

Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

National Relationships:

  • Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana.
  • Universidad Autónoma de Occidente.
  • Universidad Uniminuto.

International Relationships:

  • Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico).
  • Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (Mexico).
  • Loughborough University (United Kingdom).

 

Networks / Associations:

  • Ergonomics and Human Factors in Health Services Latin American Network (RELAESA-Red Latinoamericana de Ergonomía y Factores Humanos en los servicios de Salud).
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: HFES (United States of America).

Notable Projects

  • Mercury in nursing and pregnant mothers.
  • Ergonomic analysis of informal garbage collectors.
  • Working conditions of miners in Antioquia.
  • Integration of Ergonomics and Human Factors in Health Systems.

Main Research Results

  • Condiciones laborales y conocimiento sobre el mercurio en compradores de oro y trabajadores de "entables" (Working conditions and mercury awareness among gold buyers and amalgamating workers), Antioquia (2013-2014). ISBN 1561-3003
  • Contaminación por mercurio de leche materna de madres lactantes de municipios de Antioquia con explotación minera de oro. DOI: 10.7705/biomedica.v38i0.3609
  • Ergonomic Analysis of Working Conditions of a Recycler Community in Medellín, Colombia. DOI: 10.1201/9780429425905-10
  • Frontiers in Human Factors: Integrating Human Factors and Ergonomics to improve safety and quality in Latin American healthcare systems. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzaa135

Research Portafolio

Services:

  • Occupational Medical Tests.
  • Expertise in the assessment of working capacity loss.
  • Evaluation and ergonomic design of workstations, tasks, products, equipment, and tools.
  • Ergonomic intervention in companies to prevent muscle-skeletal disorders, among others.

 

Training:

  • Prevention of medication errors from the Human Factors / Ergonomics perspective.  
  • Health and Safety Management Systems at Work.
  • Ergonomic evaluation methods (ERIN, ROSA, OWAS, OCRA, REBA, etc.), among others.

More Information

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