Programme on Safety and Health at Work

 

Medicina Laboral de Venezuela C.A. is a company dedicated primarily to the Departments of Health and Safety at Work. Part of our specialty is for the completion of the Programme on Safety and Health at Work.

Following is a brief summary of the legal and regulatory aspects of the Programme on Safety and Health at Work.

Article 80 of the Partial Regulations LOPCYMAT provided that any company, property, labor, and other forms of cooperative association to devise a policy and develop and implement a Safety and Health Program in the specific and appropriate processes Working at work the workplace.

Article 81 of the Regulations refers LOPCYMAT the project or program proposal for Safety and Health at Work shall be prepared by the Department of Safety and Health at Work of the company. The project would then be submitted for consideration by the Committee on Safety and Health at Work, which will approve or request review. Finally, this must be approved by the INPSASEL.

Article 82 of the Partial Regulations LOPCYMAT sets parameters on the content of the Programme on Safety and Health at Work. The program must contain the following:

-Policy engagement employer compliance program.

-Description of work processes, whether production or service

-Identification and assessment of risks and dangerous processes.

-Work plans to address existing risks and hazardous processes, which must include at least:

  • Information and permanent workers and associates (this includes cooperatives) training.
  • Process monitoring and assessment on safety and health at work.
  • Epidemiological surveillance of workers' health.
  • Rules, regulations and procedures of healthy and safe workplaces.
  • Supply of equipment for personal and collective protection.
  • Preventive care in occupational health.
  • Contingency plans and emergency response.
  • Staff and resources to the plans.
  • Accurate financial resources to carry out the plans.
  • Employer id and commitment to enforce the plans.

 

Programs Safety and Health at Work must comply with the Technical Standards Program Safety and Health at Work (NT-01-2008) issued by the Ministry of Labour in 2008.

This rule states in detail how a Health and Safety Program at Work should be done. A brief analysis of the standard.

Part IV discusses the minimum requirements to be met by all Programme on Safety and Health at Work, confirming that the employer is responsible to carry out the development and implementation of the program:

-Identify hazardous processes, diagnose the needs of the workplace with the active participation and validation of workers and safety representatives.

-Description of all stages of production processes work, how to work organization, as well as objects and means involved, including machinery, equipment, raw materials, substances used, byproducts and leftovers, waste generated, disposal of same, environmental impact, organization and technical division of labor, flowchart, flowchart description of the stages of the process, division of areas and departments, existing jobs, tools used, type of activity, contractors and the relationship between them.

-Adopt preventive and improvements in levels of protection.

-Perform identify dangerous processes provided that:

  • The development of the Safety and Health at Work is started.
  • he development of the Safety and Health at Work is started.
  • Projects for the construction, operation, maintenance and repair capabilities, processes and jobs are created, so that they are executed with strict adherence to standards, technical and scientific criteria universally accepted in health, hygiene, ergonomics and safety work.
  • Changes generated in teams, different chemical substances or preparations to the usual.
  • Working conditions are changed, by modifying any aspect regarding the facilities, organization and method of work.
  • Damage was detected in the health of workers.
  • It appears that prevention efforts are inadequate or insufficient.
  • New risks and dangerous processes are identified by the worker.
  • Is required by Prevention Delegates, the Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, workers or INPSASEL.

 

Chapter II discusses the Security Policy and Health at Work and its Bill (Programme on Safety and Health at Work), which shall:

-Be specific to the workplace and production processes.

-Be accurate and clearly written for easy understanding in writing.

-Contain the date of preparation, the signature of the employer and Prevention Delegates.

-To be released with easy access to workers in all areas of the workplace.

-Be reviewed annually to verify its validity by the Department of Safety and Health at Work and the Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.

-Protect the life and health of employees through prevention of occupational accidents, occupational diseases and work-related incidents.

 

Chapter III discusses the work plans to address hazardous processes, which must:

-Strictly respond to identified hazardous processes.

-Detail in each work plans the following:

*Objectives, goals and scope.

*Frequency of implementation of activities.

*Personnel involved and responsibilities in each of the activities.

*Procedure for implementing activities under the plan.

*Forms, tools and resources designed for the implementation of activities.

-Programme on Safety and Health at Work must have a plan for education and theoretical and practical information on safety and health at work with at least 16 hours per quarter for each employee within the working day, which may increase according to hazardous processes.

-All members of the Committee on Occupational Safety and Health must receive special and comprehensive education on all topics that are necessary for the exercise of their functions.

-In addition to the needs and demands of education detected, workers must be educated in the following areas: legislation on occupational health and safety, identification of hazardous processes and procedures of action against them, preventing accidents and occupational diseases , first aid equipment, personal and collective protection, fire prevention and control, road safety, ergonomics, personal growth, health damage caused by the consumption of snuff, alcohol, psychotropic substances, work stress and any other matter required under hazardous processes to which workers are exposed and workers.

-Between work plans must be a System of Epidemiological Surveillance Surveillance Further Uses of Free Time dangerous risks and processes.

-Specify the rules, regulations and procedures of safe and healthy workplace.

-Specify the provision of equipment for personal and collective protection and proper use, which should be free, comfortable fit without interfering with the movement, be resistant.

-Specify plans preventive health care workers.

-Specify contingency plans and emergency response.

-Specify the adaptation of the workplace (methods, machinery, tools and labor) to the psychological, cognitive, cultural and anthropometric workers, ie, and the ergonomics of the workplace.

Title V of the Technical Standards Program Health and Safety at Work talks about the investigation of accidents at work and occupational diseases, which should be led by the Department of Safety and Health at Work.