We are a Venezuelan company founded in 1992 in Guatire, Venezuela, with the purpose of manufacturing safety, protective and work footwear.
Occupational safety and the management of risk prevention
Health and safety are essential elements for life. In the workplace, it is necessary, beyond knowing the existing regulations, to inculcate workers and employers of the importance of understanding the basic concepts intrinsic to occupational safety and the management of risk prevention.
Occupational safety involves the prevention of accidents. The occupational safety programs or plans are aimed at the prevention and management of occupational hazards, through the application of safety standards.
The management of occupational risk prevention is the set of activities and measures adopted in all the phases of activity of the company in order to guarantee the safety and health of workers. The objective of prevention management is the partial or total elimination of the risks inherent in the productive activity.
The prevention must be born at the same time as the design of the business project and extend throughout the life and activity of the company. The entrepreneur at the beginning of the productive activity must conduct a thorough investigation and evaluation of the inherent risks to carry out the plan of prevention of occupational risks.
The initial steps to perform management of occupational risk prevention are the following:
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Lopez, H. (1999). Industrial Security and environmental protection for small and medium enterprises. (1st ed.). Mexico: Universidad Iberoamericana.