This is the number of accidents per 100,000 workers was reduced by 5.7%, in minor accidents, 29.5 to 34.7% in severe and fatal
Spain, July 14, 2013 – The Minister of Employment and Economy, Home Carmen reported that in the first half of the year the total accident rate has dropped by 6% over the same period last year, representing the rate incidence of accidents lowest since records thanks to the collaboration that is taking place between the government, employers and trade unions in our region.
The data on incidence rate, ie the number of accidents per 100,000 workers was reduced by 5.7%, in minor accidents, the serious accidents has decreased by 29.5% and the mortal has decreased 34.7%.
Also, the decrease is also extensible absolute terms, with a decrease of 13.6% when day accidents while commuting are down 6.9%. In terms of severity, lower all types of accidents, the slight decrease to 13.4%, the bass is reduced by 35.3% and mortals fall by 40%.
In connection with the mortals, it has gone from 25 fatal accidents in the first half of 2012, to the 10 that occurred in 2013, representing a decrease of 15 accidents. In working day 6 accidents have occurred less and with respect to the commuting the reduction has been 9 accidents. Of the 10 fatal accidents only 2 are due to poor safety materials, 3 to “nontraumatic processes” and the remaining 5 because of the traffic bound.
Despite these positive developments, Home has indicated that with respect to the prevention of accidents, every effort will be slightly while still producing a single accident, why should not relent in the effort to reduce accidents in no time.
To the minister, the safety and occupational health are priorities for the Regional Government, and therefore do not skimp any effort for improvement through various programs for prevention, counseling, information and training in the matter.
Home has estimated that basic actions are the Ministry of Employment and the Economy is being launched, as the line of financial assistance for entrepreneurs to finance preventive management in business and investment, Program Musculo -skeletal or Program Local authorities to improve the working conditions of public employees, among others.
Finally, Carmen Home stressed that at present the Ministry of Employment and the Economy through the Directorate General of Industrial Relations, Occupational Safety and Health and the hand of the social partners, is working on the development of a new Strategic Agreement within the framework of future performance of the National Security Strategy and Health.
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