This award recognizes Abengoa´s high interest for its workers’ safety.
July 5th, 2019 – Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been recognized in terms of safety and health, within the framework of a safety campaign related to works at height and promoted by Mutual de Seguridad, of the Chilean Chamber of Construction.
Specifically, this recognition is part of the first edition of the Campaign of Height 2018, in which Mutual de Seguridad promotes the prevention and reduction of related to work accidents of special severity (serious and fatal) due to falls from height. Abengoa has actively participated in the campaign, carrying out motivational activities specific training, field work, ergonomics in the workplace, quality of the equipment to be used and group dynamics in all its works in execution. In this context, the Quebrada Blanca project, in which the company is responsible for the engineering, supply and construction of several transmission lines, has been awarded.
In addition, Abengoa acquires and uses personal protective equipment for work at heights that meet and exceed the technical standard on existing SPDC (Personal system for Falls Detection), which allows all workers to carry out their activities, both in height and all the rest of the work, ergonomically and safely. All of this is part of Abengoa's commitment to promoting the prevention of accidents and occupational diseases, in order to improve the occupational health of its operations and safe and healthy work environments.
The award ceremony, held on July 4 in Santiago, Chile, was attended on behalf of Abengoa by the head of Prevention of Occupational Hazards for Chile, Leonardo Vira, and the contract manager of the winning work, Ignacio Moyano.
Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM) applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructures, energy and water sectors. (www.abengoa.com)
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