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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-22/1231 – measures in Spain

Tripartite agreement for the prevention of occupational hazards in the Madrid Region

Acuerdo Tripartito para prevención de riesgos laborales en la Región de Madrid

Country Spain , applies regionally

    • – ES30 Comunidad de Madrid
Time period Open ended, started on 25 May 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Tripartite agreements
Category Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Occupational health and safety
Author Oscar Molina (UAB) and Eurofound
Measure added 02 October 2020 (updated 02 December 2020)

Background information

The Community of Madrid and social partners of the region have signed a framework agreement to develop actions aimed at preventing occupational risks associated with the coronavirus.

This agreement will reinforce different lines of action that are already being developed in the area of ​​occupational risk prevention since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, and that will now be specially oriented to define and implement all the necessary measures to guarantee the safe return to work.

Content of measure

This agreement reinforces the different lines of action that the regional government developed in the area of ​​occupational risk prevention since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, and will be specially oriented to define and implement all the necessary measures to ensure safe return to work.

Thus, the regional Executive and social partners will collaborate in a practical guide adapted to the scenario of the various phases, specific guides for the different sectors and documents with the answers to the most frequently asked questions. The agreement also provides for intensifying the advisory actions on occupational risk prevention carried out by the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (IRSST) and programming training and dissemination actions. It has also been agreed to include in the VI Plan on Prevention of Occupational Risks a specific line of prevention of COVID-19, to adapt preventive actions to the situation and the effects caused by the pandemic.

Use of measure

There is no information on the number of workers affected.

Contents

  • Health and safety

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Applies to all workers Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Social partners jointly
Trade unions
Employers' organisations
Local / regional government
Companies

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative
Form Direct consultation outside a formal body Direct consultation outside a formal body

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Social partners jointly
  • Main level of involvement: Regional or local level

Involvement

The agreement was reached with social partners through a process of tripartite social dialogue at regional level

Views and reactions

Social partners were very positive about the outcome of the agreement and consider it will significantly improve workers' safety.

Sources

  • 25 May 2020: Acuerdo sobre la prevención de riesgos laborales ante el Covid-19 entre sindicatos, patronal y Comunidad de Madrid (www.ceim.es)

Citation

Eurofound (2020), Tripartite agreement for the prevention of occupational hazards in the Madrid Region, measure ES-2020-22/1231 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2020-22_1231.html

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