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28/9/2016

PROGRAMME ON MANAGEMENT AND SURVEY OF WORKING CONDITIONS

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  • PROGRAMME ON MANAGEMENT AND SURVEY OF WORKING CONDITIONS

In conjunction with UOCRA - Corrientes actions of prevention were taken and working conditions relieved on different fronts of interconnection 500 kv - Rincón Santa María / Resistencia.

Within the framework of activities carried out by Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) together with UOCRA Corrientes coordinated with INTESAR S.A. company it was developed a Simulation Accident at workplace called “;piquete en la Isla Cerrito” (Piquet at Cerrito Island)
This activity consisted in the simulation of an accident of a worker (trauma in a leg), at the plant of concrete processing.
As part of our tasks and in conjunction with the company, timing was taken from accident report given by the foreman until the end of the sequences, where the worker was taken  to the nearest medical center by ambulance.
A second preventive activity was carried out, simulating the spill of dangerous substances. Environmental policy was explained as well as informed about the programmes, with the purpose of raising awareness about the importance of chemical spill prevention and its remediation.
Later, it was conducted a tour of part of the extension of 500 kv interconnection lines in conjunction with an audit carried out by INTESAR S.A company, traveling from the main workshop of the work to the town of Ita-ibate – Province of Corrientes (about 158 km).  Pickets n ° 243, 212 and 213 of the extension were verified.
There were observed work situations on towers and concrete in foundation work, accordingly, checking safety conditions and adapting the deviations that could be observed.
Also, among activities developed by UOCRA Corrientes in conjunction with Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), workers were reported on different types of events that a worker may undergo (occupational accidents, accidents in itinere and occupational diseases) and it was stressed the importance of each case and where must be addressed in either case.

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