The IRSST presents the agreements of the Territorial Promotion Program in Occupational Risk Prevention of Madrid

The Community of Madrid, through the Regional Institute for Safety and Health at Work (IRSST), has presented the collaboration agreements to be signed with municipalities of the so-called Comarca de las Vegas, located in the southeast of the region, within of the Territorial Impulse Program. Territorial Impulse Program IRSST Southeast Town Halls
March 24

This project aims to provide local entities in the Community of Madrid, especially those with less economic and management capacity, advice on occupational risk prevention, in such a way that they improve the working conditions of their workers, both own as belonging to companies located in their municipalities.

The event, held in Villamanrique de Tajo, was attended by Silvia Marina Parra, General Director of Labor and Manager of the IRSST; Luisa Montesinos, general secretary of the organization; Rosa Menchén, head of the Area of ​​Knowledge and Preventive Culture; and Diego Cañedo, Head of the Support, Monitoring and Evaluation Area. Likewise, the mayoress of the municipality that hosted the event, the councilors of the municipalities of Perales de Tajuña, Tielmes, Valdelaguna, Brea de Tajo and Carabaña; as well as councilors from Valdilecha.

Silvia Marina Parra explained the program to the participants, emphasizing that "we want you to see prevention as an investment and not as a cost", Luisa Montesinos, in turn, indicated that "through the Territorial Impulse Program, advice and assistance is provided technique in any matter related to this field”.

For her part, Rosa Menchén stressed the objective of the IRSST to "collaborate in the detection of the training needs of personnel at the service of public administrations and offer training actions that respond to these demands". Meanwhile, Diego Cañedo has highlighted that from his area "specialized advice is offered for the analysis and improvement of the management systems of the municipalities, giving a practical and understandable approach".

With this initiative, the Regional Institute for Safety and Health at Work plans to reach 144 municipalities out of the 179 that make up the Community of Madrid, which represents 80% of the total, since priority has been given to those with less of 20.000 inhabitants, without prejudice to acting in any town hall that requests it to carry out preventive technical assistance actions.

The Territorial Impulse Program is included within the VI Master Plan for Prevention of Occupational Risks of the Community of Madrid 2021-2024 where it is established that the IRSST has a proactive role in promoting occupational risk prevention at all levels, both sectoral and collective as well as geographical. In addition, in a particular way, it defines the need to carry out coordination actions with other institutions and in particular with the Madrid city councils.