Women workers are trained to reduce domestic accidents at home
Within the framework of Cooperative Agreement by Foundation Fundación UOCRA, the Secretariat of Housing and Social Inclusion (SECHI)of the GCBA and UOCRA WOMEN Program together with the UOCRA Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) it was held the first of the four planned workshops for August 2013, on 6 August. This activity is carried out in the GCBA community facilities located at Villa 20 – Villa Lugano with total support of SECHI fellow workers. Training Course Objectives are: 1. Know the domestic risks 2. Prevention against possible risks of falls, electrical hazards, chemical, and biological hazards. 3. Look for joint solutions. 4 Learn to take care of our family. 5 Visualize risks in new buildings. This activity within the program UOCRA - WOMEN, is designed from the solidarity action of our Organization and the care of the health and quality of life of workers and their families; often, and especially children suffer the most serious injuries Sin dudas, que la participación de la mujer en el hogar es clave, proveerla de información y conocimientos son las herramientas para mejorar su calidad de vida de su familia. Clearly, women participation at home is vital, providing information and knowledge to them are the tools to improve their family quality of life. We also highlight the exchange of ideas and opinions between women and trainers to reach common and agreed solutions in daily domestic situations.
On the occasion of the Children's Day, UOCRA organized recreational activities and children's shows, as well as the hiring of four free circus shows in the towns of Temperley, Moron, Avellaneda and Don Torcuato, where over 4,000 children and their families enjoyed a day of fun, joy, gifts and smiles In addition to the show and usual magic of the circus and its artists, enjoyed by young and old people as well, everybody received refreshments, gifts and, with the entrance ticket they also participated of a mega bike draw to provide the perfect ending for our children in their day.
Women workers from different UOCRA sections participated in the 2nd Workshop on Occupational Safety and Health.
Within the framework of UOCRA WOMEN Programme together with the UOCRA Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) it was held the 2nd Workshop on Occupational Safety and Health from Gender Perspective at UOCRA headquarters. This activity was organized with the support of the Secretariat of Organization and it was attended by women workers from different UOCRA sections, among them, Buenos Aires Capital City, Avellaneda, Monte Grande, San Justo and Northern Sections. Training Course Objectives are: 1. Know and apply different regulations applied in the building industry. 2. Improve working conditions at workplace (Cymat). 3. Detect specific and general risks of the industry with gender perspective. Trade Union actions. 4. The Social Protection, from gender perspective and detection of breaches in current regulations 5. Introduction to the new challenges posed by nanotechnologies in the building industry. More than 33 women workers and delegates of UOCRA, Health Insurance for the Building Workers and other institutions linked to our Social Network participated in this important trade union activity. Clearly, women participation in our activity and new contents to address this singular issue which they are involved in generated debates among the attendees.
Training Actions on Occupational Health and Safety at UOCRA Mendoza for its delegates
- Within the framework of the National Union Training Programme on Health and Safety, UOCRA and UOCRA Mendoza, through the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) conducted the course on Occupational Health and Safety during the days 30 and 31 June in the Capital City of Mendoza - Courses dealt with content related to the applied legislation, with the risks and the implementation of preventive measures in the ddifferent tasks of work at height, demolition and excavation. Also we incorporated measures for protection and methods of prevention in the chemical and biological risks; in particular the special treatment that we have with asbestos. Besides we worked on real cases and experiences to reach common and agreed solutions - We highlight the total support of UOCRA - Mendoza Committee and delegates who have participated in the Conference carried out at its premises. - As we know, in our industry, numerous situations of risk that enable accidents are present; for that reason we have worked in the search for practical solutions that guide us to the culture of prevention.
- Tecnópolis 2013 Infrastructure Day was held in its premises by UOCRA in joint organization with the Argentinean Chamber of the Building Industry [CAC] and Statistical Institute of the Construction Industry [IERIC] under the motto “;;The Building Industry Contributes to the Quality of Life.” - The opening of the Day was in charge of Engineer José López, Secretary of Public Works of the Nation; Mr. Gustavo Weiss the President of CAC, and our fellow worker Hugo Ferreyra, Secretary of Organization, on behalf of UOCRA. - The meeting, attended by over 500 people, including entrepreneurs, national and provincial officials, workers and technicians from various organizing bodies, consisted in 12 workshops where policies that have been already implemented and to be implemented were approached, subjects related to infrastructure roads, water resources, sanitation, housing, energy, communications and mining, among others - The closing of the Day was in charge of architect Julio De Vido, Federal Planning Minister, who congratulated the organizers and highlighted the importance of this day, in addition to emphasize on the importance of investment in public works and infrastructure over the past decade. In this regard he stressed that: "We have implemented the most important Plan of Public Works of Argentina, with an investment of $ 81,000 million" and added that "networks of drinking water and sewers for 8 million Argentinians, and 1,500 kilometers of Highways and Freeways were built".
With the aim of improving the quality of the work environment this joint work was launched between UOCRA Capital and its body of delegates and the UOCRA Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). - Within the framework of activities taken by UOCRA Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and Paper and other materials Recycling Programmes carried out by the Foundation of the Garrahan Pediatric Hospital; the UOCRA, through this Department is committed to bring this proposal forward by putting into practice the separate collection system for further recycling. - In this regard, the so-called work "Metrobus", which is being developed through Av. 9 de Julio of the City of Buenos Aires has developed a separate collection system of domestic waste generated in this work in order to facilitate the recycling process, involving discarded materials to be transformed through processes that allow the development of new products, packaging or raw materials. - This action is carried out in joint coordination by UOCRA Capital delegates and technical staff of the Department that assists in the detection of risks and in the improvements. - This initiative responds to the need to contribute to the protection of the working environment promoting proactive behaviors to its care and preservation with the aim of achieving a sustainable and responsible management of waste and actions to demonstrate the presence of UOCRA in solidarity contribution to the care of the environment.