From AYCE Laborytax we want to give you some guidelines for the Inspection Campaign in Prevention of Occupational Risks 2019. So that you can establish an effective prevention plan in your company, which meets the objectives and needs to guarantee the health and safety of all your employees, during the performance of their working days.
The inspection campaign in prevention of occupational risks 2019 brings certain novelties that should be known, to avoid possible fines and sanctions by the Labor and Social Security Inspectors, and then we will tell you all, in addition to giving you the keys to have an effective plan for the prevention of occupational risks in your company, and carry out the correct development and execution of preventive actions.
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News of the Inspection Campaign in Prevention of Occupational Risks 2019
In 2018 the balance regarding the prevention of occupational risks was positive,experiencing a reduction in infractions and, therefore, also in penalties. This is mainly due to the different Decent Work Plans promoted by the Government, which focus on improving the conditions of employment of workers, and on ensuring that the working environment in which the working day is carried out is healthy and safe.
The Inspection Campaign on Prevention of Occupational Risks 2019 will increase the control actions in the field of safety and health at work, as well as the review of temporary hiring and irregularities that may occur in terms of equality.
Even so, despite the good results obtained in 2018, in 2019 it has been chosen to strengthen the inspection activity,focusing on the prevention of occupational risks, to ensure that in companies there is a high degree of prevention that offers the necessary security to each worker. Thorough checks will also be carried out with regard to the recruitment of employees.
In addition, the inspection campaign in occupational risk prevention 2019 brings the following novelties:
- Increased control over the ergonomic risks of companies.
- Attention to the reinstatement of workers after maternity and breastfeeding leave.
- Analysis of the health and safety conditions of workers hired under the temporary contract modality.
Keys to successfully pass the Occupational Risk Inspection Campaign
The Labour and Social Security Inspectors highlight 4 fundamental aspects to successfully pass the corresponding inspection campaign, which you must take into account to avoid sanctions.
1- Integration of Prevention
The way in which companies integrate prevention into their organizations,as well as the way in which all evaluation measures are monitored, is one of the main points to investigate.
This makes it mandatory for every company to implement an adequate Occupational Risk Prevention Plan (PRL), which complies with the regulations and guarantees the safety of all workers. For this it is advisable to have professional advice, as well as to carry out an audit that guarantees the effectiveness of the PRL.
Attention will also be paid to the use of technology for the integration of PRL,measuring the use of prevention management tools, applications and software, which help to coordinate all prevention activities effectively.
2- Road safety in companies
Reducing the number of traffic accidents in the workplace is another of the objectives pursued by the Inspection Campaign on Prevention of Occupational Risks 2019, which makes the Road Safety must be an element to take into account within the PRL in your company, to increase the safety of your workers.
Regardless of whether or not your company is engaged in an activity in which motor vehicles are used, it must be able to respond to a worker’s accidents during the journey from his home to the workplace, and vice versa.
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3- Ergonomic risks
Reducing the ergonomic risks of companies is another of the objectives pursued by the latest campaign of inspection of occupational risks, since they directly affect the safety and health of workers.
The Labour and Social Security Inspectors will focus on the following aspects when analysing these risks in a company:
- Adaptation of jobs to the ideal conditions of each employee.
- Monitor and facilitate the introduction of new technologies in companies, adapting them to the needs of each worker.
4- Safety, Health and Competitiveness of the company
The 2019 Occupational Risk Prevention Inspection Campaign will also review whether there is a good degree of prevention in the management system of companies that guarantees the safety of workers. In addition, preventive planning will also be monitored.
Main advantages of implementing an Occupational Risk Prevention Plan in your company
- Guarantee of compliance with current labor legislation by the company, and thus avoid possible penalties of up to 600,000 euros.
- A good PRL will bring added value to your company, protecting your workers and improving the image to the public.
- Improve the quality of the working conditions of your employees, generating an adequate work environment and a climate of trust that enhances the motivation of workers, increasing their productivity.
- Reduction of the number of accidents and occupational diseases.
- Greater confidence in the market and customers.
In 2019 the Inspection Campaign in Prevention of Occupational Risks is hardened and brings certain novelties that companies must comply with, mainly to guarantee the health and safety of their employees, but also, to avoid possible sanctions that can go up to 600,000 euros.