Foundation Fundación Uocra launched a training course in history and trade unionism with the aim of offering our workers the basic tools for a better understanding of the national reality on which policies developed from the organization are inserted. The first meeting had as focus the comparison between the agro-export model and the industrial model and was attended by the political scientist Nicolás Tereschuk from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). While Foundation Fundación Uocra constantly offers training courses for Union members and the community as a whole, it is the first time that they are aimed at the employees of the institution. The course provides a tour of some of the most remarkable facts in the history of Argentina, from a Trade Union perspective. In that sense, the program includes a special meeting to review the history of the organized labour movement, the relationship with the Government and society as a whole. From the Observatory on Education and Work (ODET), responsible for the coordination of meetings, it was highlighted the importance that Foundation Fundación Uocra workers "know the political context in which they develop their daily activities and recognize themselves as part of the trade union movement".
In order to strengthen communication and for the purpose of early detection of occupational risks, more actions of campaign " This is the way to Work " are carried out at UOCRA works. Within the framework of Works’ Inspection actions through the UOCRA Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and the campaign "This is the way to Work " we displayed of new posters in the works that are aimed at showing phone numbers to contact and thus give immediate answer to building workers inquiries. These Communication & Information Dissemination actions are carried out together with UOCRA Capital. Likewise, we continue with the delivery of brochures of awareness related to the "use of personal protective equipment", "Good Practices for work at height, for work in excavations, electrical and demolition work risk”. This new initiative responds to the need to continue improving the conditions and environment of work promoting proactive behaviors towards its care and demonstrate through actions we are present.
UOCRA, through the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), CRIBA Company, Foundation for Training and UOCRA Capital are developing actions within the framework of the Programme Recycling Waste at Works Within the framework of the Programme Recycling Waste at Works, we continue with training and awareness actions for workers in the "Alvear Tower" works in the City of Buenos Aires. At the same time we continue with the Stage of the different types of waste collection and separation at source, allowing later removal according to previous classification: organic waste (Peel fruit, yerba mate, food leftovers and others) and recyclable waste (wood, plastics, glass and others) We highlight the joint work and the ongoing collaboration of UOCRA Delegates and CRIBA Company, for the purpose of improving the conditions and working environment and thus improve the quality of life of building workers
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.