May 1st, De Nuntiis (Confsal): “Collective and corrective attention is needed on safety”

Institutional and conceptual

“We believe that there is no better occasion than the work day to address the ever more pressing issues of safety; especially in a historical period characterized by profound changes in the context of processing and production cycles as well as social dynamics “. Michele de Nuntiis, head of safety in the workplace at Confsal and member of the permanent advisory commission for health and safety at work of the ministry of labor and social policies, on the eve of May 1st which will see the general confederation of self-employed trade unions in the square in Naples.

“The safety of the workplace, constantly recalled in legal and information contexts, if on the one hand it fulfills relative progress in the prevention of traditional occupational diseaseson the other hand he sees to remain, unfortunately, dangerous conditions with regard to serious or fatal injuries“, observes De Nuntiis who adds:” Just think of the cases, far too frequent, in which it was observed the occurrence of fatal injuries due to precipitation, crushing, electrocution or in the context of the use of machinery. These circumstances take us back decades with respect to dangerous events in certain work sectors, increasingly occurring in contexts of apparent modernity and ‘protected’ by one of the most severe sanctions “.

“It is necessary implement every possible form of attention to training and compliance with the rules by safety actors – he explains – from employers to competent doctors, from workers’ representatives to the heads of prevention and protection services, to the workers themselves, to the supervisory bodies; in a perspective of mutual and effective collaboration and not, as often happens, of opposition “. Therefore, concludes De Nuntiis” the issue of safety in the workplace is all too current and pervasive, given the frequent dramatic events that occur in the workplace, certifying an urgent need for collective attention and institutional and conceptual corrections“.