The cement sector has reduced work-related accidents by 75%
“The good health of the sector in this area is also clear from the figures that its indicators show in comparison with the rest of the Spanish industry,” they say from Oficemen. Thus, the frequency rate of accidents with sick leave for workers in the sector stands at 4.5 accidents per million hours worked, 85% lower than the figures for the industrial sector in Spain.
Also, the severity index of accidents suffered by employees in the sector, expressed in days off for every 1,000 hours worked, is 80% lower than the average for Spanish industry.
In line with the slogan proposed by the United Nations for this year’s edition, “Invest today in resilient Occupational Health and Safety systems”, from the cement industry “we have learned that workplaces are key to preventing and controlling diseases . Proper occupational health and safety measures can help contain the spread of the current pandemic, while protecting workers and society at large. For this reason, governments, employers and workers have a role to play in the fight against the COVID-19 crisis, and their collaboration is vital ”, explains the general director of Oficemen, Aniceto Zaragoza.