In the framework of the SRT Resolution 1642/09, activities of the Program aimed at companies with high accidents rates, continue in the City of Buenos Aires and the Province of Buenos Aires.
Within the framework of the Comprehensive Training Programme developed by UOCRA, CAMARCO and audited by SRT, training actions aimed at building workers in construction companies with high accidents rates continued. In this regard, training actions were held at UOCRA and Department of Health and Safety at Work (SST) headquarters in the City of Buenos Aires and in the works whose companies are carrying out railways improvement in the towns of Castelli and Lezama. Some contents developed are: - Prevention of Occupational Risks Act N° 24557 - Decree 911of Health and Safety for the Building Industry - Rights and Obligations of SRT, ART, Employers and Workers. - Personal Protective Equipment: items according to tasks and risks, wear and care. - Occupational Hazards at height: Use of PPE according to the task, lifeline and anchor points, stairs and working platforms. Working specific tasks of railways; movement of loads and others. Actions will be concentrated in 5 jurisdictions with the highest activity (City of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Mendoza and Córdoba); also taking into account the proximity of works to reduce the commuting of workers and companies specific features.
Training actions in order to capacitate students about Working Conditions and Environment in the building industry started, aiming at reducing occupational accidents and diseases.
Within the framework of the National Training Programme on Health and Safety, UOCRA, through its Department of Health and Safety at Work (SST) organized the 1st. Talk of the year for students of Building Branch at Otto Krause Technical School facilities. Over 20 students attended the talk and the following topics were developed: - Occupational Health and Safety Act N°19587 - Prevention of Occupational Risks Act N° 24557 - Decree 911/96 of Building Industry and Superintendency of Occupational Risks [SRT] - Rights and obligations of SRT, ART, Employers and Workers. - Personal Protective Equipment: items according to tasks and risks, wear and care. - Occupational Hazards at height: Use of PPE according to the task, lifeline and anchor points, stairs and working platforms, according to current regulations Decree 911/96. Awareness and dissemination of protection and prevention measures in the different stages of works include a set of tools that must be known and applied by workers, technicians and professionals to reduce occupational accidents and improve working conditions.
• Building workers commemorate this day by ratifying our conviction that access to Work is a Right which dignifies the Man and gives him the chance to be the sole architect of his own destiny.
Building workers fight for the defence of healthy and safe working conditions to enhance our quality of life
28 APRIL IN MEMORY OF THE DEAD AND INJURED BUILDING WORKERS AT WORKPLACE Workers’ Occupational Health and Safety demand: Strong Laws So building workers have more protection and prevention of accidents and occupational diseases. Strong Enforcement Government has to develop national policies and demands safety conditions at work sites. Strong Unions To defend building workers’ rights and report to those companies that do not meet health and safety standards for the building industry.
The salary increase benefits about 370 thousand building workers and it was already approved by the Ministry of labour.
On this day, Building Workers celebrate our daily efforts and our militant mystique, because we treasure in our hands the art of BUILDING.
On this day, Building Workers, recognize only one way to celebrate it: WITH WORK. On this day, Building Workers from all over the country reaffirm our commitment to the culture of work, production, development and equity, pillars for the construction of a sustainable Argentina that transits towards SOCIAL JUSTICE.