15 January 2013

Angola: Centre of Safety and Health At Work Attends to 10,000 Employees

Luanda — Some 10,000 workers underwent medical screening last year with a view to preventing the professional-related diseases, said Tuesday the director of the Safety and Health at Work's Centre (CSST), Isabel Cardoso.

Speaking to Angop, Isabel Cardoso, who would not disclose the data of the previous period, stated that the Centre operates as guiding institution so that the companies can adopt the procedures for obtaining proper diagnosis.

She explained that the centre has contributed to the identification of factors that can determine the disability resulting, whether from work-related accidents or professional diseases in the workplace.

According to Isabel Cardoso, when the companies visits CSST to conduct medical examinations for their workers, firstly, perform an evaluation of legal compliance followed by a preliminary analysis of the risks to which the workers are exposed to in their respective companies.

She recalled that, initially, the Centre's objective was to perform periodic medical examinations of workers.

Currently the CSST is focussed on the prevention of professional accidents and occupational diseases, providing the companies with more productivity.

CSST is an institution under the Ministry of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security and has been operating for two years.

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