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Xunta will celebrate the World Day for Safety and Health at Work with a week of events

Xunta will celebrate the World Day for Safety and Health at Work with a week of events

The Ministry of Labor and the Promotion of Equality, through the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health of Galicia (ISGA), is promoting a program of events around the World Day for Safety and Health at Work celebrated on April 28 under the theme Safe subsistence work is a basic principle and right that I do not work for. Among other actions, there will be technical conferences on safety in installing solar panels, school visits to ISGA centers, or participation in forums on work and health.

The Issga promoted the conference on April 27 at its Pontevedra Center Safety in the installation and maintenance of solar panelsto respond to the growing need in a developing sector, which is particularly affected and indicated by the rate of accidents, by falls from height during installation and during the maintenance phase of solar panels on roofs.

Xunta wants to influence, on the occasion of the event, raising awareness about occupational health and safety from an early age, so that during this week school visits to the electrical hazard classrooms and the Galician School of Prevention, both Issga centers in the province of Pontevedra, will be intensified to draw their attention to the fact that Safety should be the first step to developing a good business and moving towards a greater welfare of the workforce.

The Galician Institute will be represented, in another field of things, at the 5th International Conference on Safety and Health at Work which will take place in Bilbao on the 24th and 25th of April and at which it will be an information platform. In the same city, the XXIII ORP Bilbao International Congress will take place from 26 to 28 April, where Adela Quinzá-Torroja, Director of Issga, will participate in a panel discussion on ethics, work and health.

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During this week, Xunta will also participate in a technical forum on the prevention of occupational risks of the Confederation of Employers of Galicia (28 April) and in a technical conference promoted by LugoMadera to address the prevention of occupational risks in the forestry sector.

Media campaigns

Issga is running its own campaigns focusing on workers’ mental health and preventing height work with stairs.

The first with the logo Balanced work, in celebration of April 28, and will consist of disseminating written, digital and broadcast messages in the media in favor of promoting safe and healthy work environments, with attention to physical and mental risks. In the words of Esja, “Galicia promotes balanced management of physical and psychosocial risks in the workplace” and “work environments that pay attention to these aspects, are safer and more productive and reduce accidents and sick leave.”

Also this week (April 26 and 27) a new session of the course will be held Safety techniques and systems Not to use stairs and work at heightsAs part of the training offer of the Escola Galega de Administración Pública (EGAP) whose aim is to provide knowledge, among other things, about organizational requirements, technical aspects, the type of work equipment and means of protection that allow planning and handling, with sufficient levels of safety, temporary work in Height.