segunda-feira, 9 de junho de 2008

Injury claims

If you have been injured in an accident at work or working elsewhere you may have an Accident Compensation Claim against a group or individual responsible, including your employer. Employers are required by law to have Employer Liability Insurance and the insurance company will deal with your Accident Compensation Claim for injury and losses, including loss of earnings. Even if your accident hasn't caused you to take time off work, you can still claim compensation for the physical pain and suffering of your injury. Accidents at work can happen in various ways and even if you think no-one was necessarily to blame, you may have a Accident Compensation Claim, involving defective equipment or machinery, inadequate training in the use of machinery, lifting heavy objects, using dangerous machinery, faulty, damaged or slippery flooring, careless acts by other workers causing an accident, lack of safety clothing for example.

Today all medium and large companies want to be certified in systems Health and Safety at Work.

The OHSAS 18000 standards are a guide for implementation of management systems, security and occupational health.

The OHSAS 18000 certification by the stresses an approach by minimizing the risk. Reducing with its implementation, accidents and diseases at work, the time of stopping, and consequently the economic costs and above all human.

Some rules:
- Focus the operation of health and safety of their company;
- Remove / minimize the risk of accidents, ensuring the protection of employees of the company, with consequent reduction of workplace risks;
- Adopted by the organisation and employees of best practices of Hygiene Safety and Health at Work;
- Meet legal requirements, contractual, financial and social security and occupational health;
- Adopt management system that allows H & T meets the legal requirements, which is compatible with other types of existing management system (Quality Management - ISO 9001 - and systems of Environmental Management - ISO 14001) which allows the existence of a system integrated management;

The employer is always obliged to ensure the worker the provision of work in safety, hygiene and health and is still obliged to organise the activities of SHST necessary for the prevention of occupational risks and promotion of workers health.

The employer is required to ensure the workers safety, hygiene and health in all aspects of the work, according to all the risks and all stakeholders.

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