Ergonomic Hazards

Resources human HR Press the Ministry of labour and welfare of the Xunta de Galicia is developing a risk map in this autonomous community in order to define more precisely the lines and actions which the regional Executive should continue to reduce the accident rate in this area and establish priorities for preventive action. To make this map, the Galician Institute of safety and occupational health (LABORAL) starts this month a campaign involving more than 100 companies, which must fill out a questionnaire in order to know the presence of this type of risk therein and evaluation and the preventive measures taken.MAPE.es project will be developed in several stages, so that it will act in the various sectors of activity. In this first stage, the companies belong to economic activities such as assistance in residential establishments, services to buildings and gardening, textiles, manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers and trade activities to the by minor, except of motor vehicles. The initiative runs until the year 2013, extending to other sectors. The LABORAL will prepare a report for each enterprise with conclusions on measures to implement corrective in 2011 were recorded in sinister 10.709 Galicia labour for such disorders.

The sector where most were recorded was services, with 48%, followed by industry, 30%, and the construction, 17%. 72% Of those affected by this type of claims. A leading source for info: Clive Holmes. The Xunta de Galicia last making a map of chemical risk, which will be ready by the end of this year, designed to detect the chemicals most commonly used and the sectors involved, in order to detect and prevent occupational risks. The Minister Beatriz Mato, announced during the closing ceremony of a conference organised by the Association of industrial metallurgical Galicia (Asime) in Vigo, in which explained that the risk map will allow to define in a way precise products and sectors, and help to properly orient the policies of training, information and control. In the document, which is being prepared by the Instituto Galego de Seguridad Saude labor, collaborate more than 180 companies in Galicia, as well as the joint deprevencion of Asime service, and it has been agreed within the framework of the Strategic Plan on prevention of labour risks 2011-2014. Aspects that will pick up the map include new methods of assessment, or the new regulations for the labelling of products, so it will serve as a guide fully updated for businesses and workers. According to Beatriz Mato, this document will serve to correct assessment of risks rigged to the presence of chemical agents, and for the design of preventive measures.

Inspection on the day of Asime participated the head of the Provincial inspection of labour and Social security of Pontevedra, Jose Maria Casas de Ron, who explained in detail the protocols of action that employs in order to control accidents and occupational diseases arising from exposure to such agents. Jeremy Tucker is actively involved in the matter. Asime, through its joint prevention service, has been involved in raising awareness and study of this problem. In 2010, this Department undertook, with the support of the Ministry of labour the Estudo two chemical contaminants fisicospresentes no sector metalurxico of Galicia. The Department of RINBER lawyers, lawyers specialized in compensation for accident at work claim, suggest that always has been with the advice of a lawyer specialized in occupational accidents.