The Community of Madrid maintains the lowest workplace accident rate in Spain in the first half of the year, 21% below the national average
The Community of Madrid maintains the lowest occupational accident rate – number of work accidents per 100.000 members – in Spain in the first six months of the year, 21,6% below the national average. The figures published today by the National Institute of Safety and Health at Work, corresponding to the period between January and June, show values of 223,8 in Spain and 175,3 in the region.
On the other hand, this month of August there have been six fatal accidents at work, two of them ongoing –during the trip from home to the workplace or vice versa–, both in traffic and within the Services sector. The remaining four belong to the field of Industry and Services.
The Community of Madrid has opened the call for subsidies to companies and self-employed workers in the region, with 1,5 million euros aimed at improving health and safety conditions in the work environment. They can be requested until next November 15, through the electronic headquarters of the regional government.
Framed in the VI Master Plan for Occupational Risks, this line of aid will favor actions and investments in preventive matters, with incentives to reinforce conditions in areas such as industrial hygiene, organization and management in prevention, road safety and the promotion of health in the job.
For more information, you can contact the Regional Institute of Safety and Health at Work (IRSST) through the toll-free telephone number 900 713 123 or by email email@example.com.