The IRSST explains the Spanish Strategy for Safety and Health at Work 2023-2027 of Madrid

The Strategy, which seeks to be a new reference framework that guides public policies for occupational risk prevention, is the result of consensus between the General State Administration, the Autonomous Communities and the social partners. Room with speakers and assistants
May 24th 2023

The Regional Institute for Safety and Health at Work (IRSST) has held a conference in which the Spanish Strategy for Safety and Health at Work 2023-2027 approved last March has been released. Technicians from the Agency's Training and Awareness Unit have been analyzing each of the purposes that occupational risk prevention has set for the coming years.

First of all, Teresa Moreno, head of the unit, has presented the aforementioned strategy, highlighting that it acquires a firm commitment to the priority axes of the European Strategic Framework for Safety and Health at Work 2021-2027 and, particularly, with the objective of anticipating the risks derived from the digital, ecological and demographic transitions. In addition, she has insisted that "occupational risk prevention must also be integrated into small and medium-sized companies, as the IRSST has been requiring for years."

Next, prevention technicians from the Institute explained to the attendees the objectives that are intended to be achieved, from the reduction of accidents at work and occupational diseases, to the need to have a National System of Safety and Health at Work endowed with of strong institutions and agile and efficient coordination and intervention mechanisms, going through the introduction of the gender perspective in the field of safety and health at work.

Finally, all the speakers have expressed their opinion on this strategy and its future challenges, insisting on the importance of ending the accident rate, giving visibility to professionals in the sector, and obtaining greater coordination between educational and labor authorities and prevention institutions. of risks, as well as being prepared for the challenge posed by climate change.

The Spanish Strategy for Safety and Health at Work 2023-2027, which has a comprehensive approach, placing the protection of the physical and mental health of workers at the same level, aspires to achieve safe and healthy work environments, as well as that he VI Master Plan for Occupational Risks of the Community of Madrid 2021-2014 that same strategic vision is marked as a fundamental element for a competitive economy and quality employment in the region.