Women workers are trained to reduce domestic accidents at home and to deal with the main activities of the trades of the building industry. Within the framework of Cooperative Agreement by Foundation Fundación UOCRA, the Secretariat of Housing and Social Inclusion (SECHI) of the GCBA and UOCRA WOMEN Programme together with the UOCRA Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) there were held Home Security Workshops throughout April at Villa 20 and Villa Cildañez, in the City of Buenos Aires. Parallel to this Workshop, there is a Practice Module dealing with the main activities of the trades of the Building Industry so as women can implement various tasks in their homes, as for example: fix leaky faucets, repair and placement plug and socket outlets, plaster and other household work. Training Course Objectives are: 1. Take care of our family 2. Learn as you play 3. Know the domestic risks 4. Prevention against possible risks of falls, electrical hazards, chemical, and biological hazards. 5. Learn how to separate the different types of household waste. 6. Visualize risks in new buildings 7. Look for joint solutions This activity within the program UOCRA - WOMEN, is designed from the solidarity action of our Trade Union Organization and Social Network for the care of the health and quality of life of workers and their families; often, and especially children suffer the most serious injuries. Clearly, women participation at home is vital, providing them information and knowledge are the tools to improve their family quality of life
Joint actions are held between UOCRA and the IERIC for integral Work’s inspection to detect any breach of Act 22250 and decree 911 on health and safety in the building industry. Within the framework of the Programme on Management and Work’s Inspection UOCRA actions through its Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), the IERIC and UOCRA Rosario and San Lorenzo branches These comprehensive joint actions were carried out on 7 and 11 April 2014. These surveys are aimed at early detection of any breach related to unregistered workers or inappropriate working conditions and environment (Cymat) Actions were carried out and coordinated with UOCRA - Rosario and San Lorenzo branches. The main inspection actions were carried out in the oil Plants and refineries and Civil Works in the city of San Lorenzo and Puerto General San Martín; then we will work in the civil works of the city of Rosario. Trade Union action, within the framework of Act 23551, allows us to raise awareness and incorporate Working Conditions and Environment (Cymat) improvement and also report those companies which do not fulfill Occupational Safety and Health regulations and jointly work with IERIC looking for efficiency in the surveys by means of comprehensive actions
Within the framework of the Cooperative Agreement entered by Superintendency of Occupational Risks [SRT] and the Building Workers Union (UOCRA) through the National Union Training Programme on Health and Safety through Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) it was held a full training course for Delegates in UOCRA branches of Río Cuarto and Villa María, Province of Córdoba; Mendoza and Northern Great Buenos Aires branches. Organization and invitations for training sessions were made by UOCRA branches where over 170 delegates participated at UOCRA branches headquarters. Superintendency of Occupational Risks’ representatives reviewed the sessions. The aim of this programme is permanent training to improve the Cymat, defend workers’ rights in compliance with current standards of occupational health and safety by the employers During both training days the following contents were developed: Occupational Health and Safety. Argentine Regulation Occupational Risks System Prevention of Accidents caused by footsteps, knocks or bumps caused by objects Prevention of Accidents caused by overexertion Prevention of Accidents caused by falls of persons and objects Prevention of Accidents and Occupational Diseases Comparative Statistics for Accidents at Workplace. The importance of Management levels at Works Training actions on occupational health and safety will take place throughout the year, coordinated by UOCRA Secretariat of Organization and its branches.
The objectives of this initiative are essentially optimize the rational use of natural resources, minimize waste generation and recycle or reuse materials from our environment.
INSTITUTIONS - Building Workers Union (UOCRA) -Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and - Foundation Construir Futuro "Building a Sustainable Future" programme aims at educating children who are in the Foundation Construir Futuro about taking care for the environment through the implementation of good environmental practices. Main objectives -Optimize the consumption of natural resources, as well as minimizing and controlling waste generation through the implementation of good environmental practices -Develop attitudes and values of care and respect for the environment. -Facilitate the development of social skills through teamwork. -Enhance the observation and exploration of the environment. -Encourage creativity. -Understand and classify the different types of waste. -Distinguish between different wastebins. -Recycle or reuse materials from the environment The Training Program is intended for Home HOGAR PELDAÑOS - Home Hogar Peldaños’ children -Educators -Staff from Home Hogar Peldaños and Foundation Construir Futuro Trainers will deliver theoretical lectures and practices, so that children and trainers participate actively. Warm-up techniques and the discovery of objectives will be applied. Trainers take the role of "tutor/guides" for the achievement of objectives. Stages of the Programme -Implementation of the process The project will be developed in two stages and involve two different organizations, however the process of continuous training, will be developed in parallel to other stages of the Programme. All the staff from Home Hogar Peldaños’ and Foundation Construir Futuro takes part in every stage. -First stage – recycling of paper and plastic caps The first stage is aimed at the implementation of recycling paper and plastic caps together with Garrahan Children's Hospital Foundation. Garrahan Foundation`s Recycling Paper Programme is a charity project since the money collected is used for Home Casa Garrahan support, purchase of equipment and supplies for the hospital, repair of equipment, social support, among others. -Second stage - collecting recyclable waste (cardboard, plastic, glass) In the second stage, together with cooperative association "Cartonera del Sur " (informal recyclers) through the General Directorate of Urban Recycling Policies of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires., potentially recyclable waste (cardboard, plastic, glass) will be managed. Non-recyclable waste (food leftovers, wet waste and dirty papers) will be destined to the public area containers to be collected by the GCBA waste collection service providers. To sum up: (1) Paper waste (is taken by Foundation Fundación Garrahan) (2) Potentially recyclable waste (plastics, paper, cardboard, glass, among others). Recyclables are collected by the GCBA Cooperative Association. (3) Continuous Training for all the staff from Home Hogar Peldaños -children and educators in charge of UOCRA Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). Non-recyclable organic waste (food leftovers, wet waste, among others) will be collected as usual and will continue to do so by the GCBA.
UOCRA Board of Directors express deep sorrow over the death of our fellow worker Carlos García, UOCRA Río Gallegos General Secretary derived from a tragic car accident. Fellow worker Garcia knew, through his career as a militant and trade union representative, gain the respect and affection of the leaders and basically, the recognition of building workers
Training actions on occupational health and safety together with UOCRA - Villa María for Delegates
Within the framework of the Cooperative Agreement entered by Superintendency of Occupational Risks [SRT] and the Building Workers Union (UOCRA) through the National Union Training Programme on Health and Safety through Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) it was held a full training course for Delegates on 27 and 28 March in the City of Villa María, Province of Córdoba. The aim of this programme is permanent training to improve the Cymat, defend workers’ rights in compliance with current standards of occupational health and safety by the employers During both training days the following contents were developed: - Occupational Health and Safety. Argentine Regulation - Prevention of Accidents caused by footsteps, knocks or bumps caused by objects Prevention of Accidents caused by overexertion Prevention of Accidents caused by falls of persons and objects Prevention of Accidents and Occupational Diseases Comparative Statistics for Accidents at Workplace. The importance of Management levels at Works, among others. Organization and invitations for training sessions were made by UOCRA – Villa María where over 40 delegates participated at UOCRA headquarters. A Superintendency of Occupational Risks’ Representative attended the second session