La Rábida headquarters hosts the UNIA Forum on Occupational Health and Safety

The rector of the International University of Andalusia (UNIA), José Ignacio García, has inaugurated the UNIA Forum on Occupational Health and Safety. I Ibero-American Meeting on telework that welcomes the virtual and face-to-face Headquarters of Sta. María de la Rábida, from November 24 to 26.

The opening session also had the participation of Ana Mohedano Escobar, Deputy Secretary General of the Ibero-American Social Security Organization (OISS); Beatriz Barranco Montes, Managing Director of the Andalusian Institute for Occupational Risk Prevention; and Mariluz Vega, Special Adviser of the Research Department of the International Labor Organization (ILO).

During his speech, the rector emphasized that “this meeting focuses on teleworking in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. An era characterized by digital transformation that implies other forms of work organization, new opportunities and new risks, such as techno-stress.

García Pérez also wanted to highlight that “from the International of Andalusia we work proactively for the continuous improvement of our spaces, equipment and processes, with the aim of promoting job satisfaction and the emotional well-being of the university community.”

In the same way, the rector has referred to the actions carried out by the entity “to reinforce the preventive culture among all the agents involved in our university community. Some of them are based on the concept of carrying out active prevention, before discomfort is generated, thus avoiding that they can lead to health risks. “

The main objective of this Forum is to know the future of teleworking after the pandemic, as well as the strategies to guarantee the protection of the health of the people who exercise this organizational modality of home work.

The Forum, co-sponsored by the Andalusian Institute for the Prevention of Occupational Risks, of the Employment Department of the Junta de Andalucía; the CTS447 Research Group on Occupational Risk Prevention and the International University itself, also has the collaboration of the Ibero-American Social Security Organization (OISS); the International Labor Organization (ILO); the Ibero-American University Network for Research and Promotion of Occupational Health and Safety (Iberpsoc), the Occupational Risk Prevention Chairs of the University of Malaga and Seville, Workers’ Commissions and the Andalusian General Union of Workers and the Andalusian Businessmen’s Confederation.

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