The incorporation of the workers knowledge in the actions of health promotion and prevention can strengthen the search for better working conditions and the protection of workers' health. This bibliographic study aimed to analyze, from the theoretical framework of occupational health, the actions proposed by graduates of a training course for health promotion for healthcare workers in 2012. Of the 221 projects analyzed, 1Enfermeira, aluna especial do Programa de Mestrado em Biociências e Saúde da Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná, campus de Cascavel. E-mail: [email protected] 2 Doutora em Saúde Coletiva, Professora adjunta do Curso de Enfermagem do Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde da Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná, campus de Cascavel, Pr. 3 Enfermeiro da Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Paraná - SESA. Aluno especial do Programa de Mestrado em Biociências e Saúde da Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná, Campus de Cascavel, Pr. 4 Doutora em Enfermargem pela Universidade de São Paulo. Professora do Programa de Mestrado em Biociências e Saúde do Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde da Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná, campus de Cascavel health workers were the priority target audience (84%), as well as managers (12%), from various regions of the country with a predominance of proposals from the southeast region (107 projects) and northeast region (55 projects), and in several workplace activities. Program proposals attempted to solve or minimize three sets of problems: a) related to the work environment, b) labor management and c) the workers' health. Examination of the proposals pointed to a working reality permeated by incidents of accidents by exposure to biological material, ionizing radiation, needlestick and sharps injuries, and injuries related to musculoskeletal overload, mental health and mental and behavioral disorder such as depression, alcoholism, stress, burnout and moral harassment. Amongst the actions of confrontation, the significant presence of shaped proposals along the lines of traditional approaches to health and safety at work was observed, along with other sustained in the field assumptions of workers' health. Considering the framework of occupational health field, it is concluded that the challenge remains for overcoming the approach of working relations and health and disease based in the cartesian idea of the body as machine, linked to occupational medicine and occupational health, whose proposals suggest the suppression of agents / environmental risk factors as a means of promoting health.