Meeting in ASPACER headquarters highlights the importance of combating Work Accidents

Posted in Grupos de Excelência

As presented Yearbook of Accident Statistics in Construction, inform Social Security of July 2014, the construction sector has traditionally been known as an industry where the health and safety conditions were poor, which associated with low educational level of workers meant that occurred a disproportionately high number of occupational accidents. In fact, the data show that the number of accidents in the construction sector is high and represent an important and growing part of the known occupational accidents. In 2012, there were nearly 63,000 accidents in the sector, representing 9% of the accidents known in the country.

And in the ceramic sector that reality is no different. In order to better integrate the segment in combating this type of occurrence, ASPACER promoted on February 20 a meeting with the employees participating in the Security Excellence and Occupational Medicine Group. The invitation extended to the business professionals that are not the segment, but which are located in the region.

The Group coordinator, Pedro Souza, developer Rock Group, said that participation in these meetings that take place every two months is very important, since a company can share with others their problems and successes, and which provides improvements for the sector as a whole. And highlighted a common way of sharing information, through the exchange of e-mail among participants with the theme “It is Tip” in which everyone can disseminate their experiences and suggestions for improvements, or alerts to colleagues.

For Maria Fernanda Rodrigues dos Santos, coordinator of Excellence Groups of ASPACER, any occurrence in a segment of the company, makes all other “windows”. “There is now talk in the ceramic industry as a whole, not just one or another company” he says.

Andrea Costa, the Templum Consulting, a company that for 17 years working with companies in the ceramic sector, with method that enables and guides to the adequacy of procedures in order to obtain certification, gave a brief explanation of how the segment is evolving with related topics safety and occupational health.

“Before the ceramic industry had a much smaller than it is today. And with the growth and increase of production and specialization of labor, there was the need to improve the issues related to health and worker safety. ”

Today, all companies are ISO 9001 aims to improve the management of a company and can be applied in conjunction with other operating rules, such as occupational health standards, environmental and security.

Currently, some go for ISO 14001 environmental management systems and international energy, which help your organization identify, prioritize and manage environmental risks as part of their normal practices. The standards of environmental management and energy systems, enable organizations to effectively manage their environmental impact through commitment to pollution prevention, legal compliance and continuous improvement, as is the case of Cristofoletti ceramics, the first company via drought in Brazil, to obtain environmental management certification, internationally recognized certifying the company’s commitment to best environmental responsibility practices. According to Andrea, adopting this standard became a competitive edge and internal cost reduction. “Companies have found that they paid to have today have tools for reuse within the factories.” Templum already with the process of implementation of this standard in other companies associated with ASPACER, like Atlas, Incefra, Cecafi etc.

According to the Templum, the ideal and proposed is that the industry moves to implementation of OHSAS 18001, an international standard that sets requirements related to the Management of Occupational Safety and Health, through which it is possible to improve the knowledge of risks in the organization, acting as a control in normal and abnormal situations. This standard guides organizations on how to promote continuous improvement of safety performance and Occupational Health.

What are the main benefits of OHSAS 18001
– Improving the culture of safety, efficiency and hence accidents reduction in production;
– Increase in the control of hazards and risk reduction;
– Care of the Statement of legal claims and increased its reputation in the management of SSO (Occupational Safety and Health);
– Establishment of an integral part of its sustainable development strategy;
– Demonstration of its commitment to the protection of its staff and fixed assets;
– Promotion of internal and external communications.

SESI Rio Claro also attended the meeting and spoke about his conduct with respect to Safety Standards and Occupational Health if prontificando to provide the booklets with guidance to companies.

Representatives of SG2S, Consulting Technical and Commercial, specializing in Workplace Safety Engineering, also presented to the participants and spoke about the services offered by the company that has recently become collaborative partner ASPACER.

More information about the meeting held at the headquarters ASPACER, please contact Maria Fernanda, by e-mail: