Industrial safety and OHS
Industrial safety has the objective of preventing and limiting risks, as well as preventing accidents capable of causing harm or injury to people, property or the environment, arising as a result of industrial activity or the use, operation and maintenance of industrial facilities, equipment or products.
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) promotes the health and safety of workers by implementing measures and carrying out the necessary activities in all stages of the company's activity to prevent or reduce risks arising from its operations.
The management of occupational health and safety is based on the principle of prevention, with the aim of limiting the causes of risks, as well as defining controls that make it possible to detect or help avoid situations that can give rise to them.
An occupational risk is considered as the possibility of a worker suffering from some kind of harm as a result of their work, while the risks associated with industrial safety are considered as those that can consider injuries or harm to persons, property or the environment, especially fires, explosions and other incidents that can cause injuries such as burns, poisoning, asphyxia or electrocution.
Within the port, apart from the OHS obligations applicable to the employees of the Port Authority and the companies it contracts (coordination of business activities), it is responsible for the services dedicated to preventing and controlling emergencies in the service zone of the port.