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Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:23 - Updated Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:27

Managers, employees unaware of Workplace Security Centre

The director general of the Workplace Safety and Health Centre (CSST), Isabel Cardoso, Monday in Viana, outskirts of Luanda, admitted that a large number of managers and employees are not informed about the existence of hygiene and security norms at workplace.

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Camião Móvel do Centro de Segurança do trabalho

Photo: Jaquina Bento

Speaking to Angop, the official said that in order to improve the situation, her institution will conduct awareness campaigns with companies to inform managers and employees about the main purpose of the CSST.

Isabel Cardoso explained that in terms of the law, employers, managers and concerned people are required to conduct or sponsor medical tests for their workers as their responsibility and keep the health and security of their workforce in the performance of their duties.

She added that the CSST scope of activity reaches out to the other provinces of the country, where it conducts medical consultations, with support from the local institutions that provide transports to drive the teams around the localities.

 “Our work is intended to provide to all workers of the country with the possibility to do medical check-ups and have the support in terms of safety and health at workplace,” the official also stated.

She mentioned poor knowledge about the law as the main problem and reluctance to enforce it.

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