18 March 2019

Angola: Occupational Accidents Killed 40 Employees in 2018

Luanda — A total of 1,499 work accidents were recorded in 2018, which resulted in the death of 40 employees, said last Friday the director of the Centre for Health and Safety at Work (CSST), Isabel Filipe Cardoso.

The official, who disclosed the data during the visit of a group of women of the Angolan Workers National Trade Unions Confederation (UNTA-CS), said from the mentioned total at least 365 cases are considered serious, whose situation prompted the CSST to run 29,729 occupational health exams.

The CSST also ran 284 Safety, Hygiene and Health at Work training courses, disclosed the director of the institution.

Isabel Cardoso welcomed the visit of the women, who came from all over the country, since they will help to convey the main aims of the CSST in their localities.

Meanwhile, the delegation's spokeswoman, Elizabeth Caombo, said they found and shared situations that were very important for workers' lives, underscoring that many of them did not know about the existence of the centre.

The CSST, which is located in Luanda's Viana Municipality is the regulatory body for Safety, Hygiene and Health at Work in Angola, which is supervised by the Ministry of Public Administration, Labour and Social Security (MAPTSS).

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