MADRID, 11 Ago. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The second vice president and acting Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, has assured that the Inspection "is already acting" to find out what happened after learning that a 58-year-old man died this Friday in the town of Montilla (Córdoba) while He did harvest work and has demanded to adapt the work to the high temperatures.
Díaz, through a message posted on his X account (previously called Twitter), has demanded "guaranteeing the health and safety of workers" and adapting work to high temperatures, because the deceased was doing construction work. harvest on a day in which the red heat alert has been activated in the area since 1:00 p.m., with expected maximum temperatures of 44 degrees Celsius.
"All my love to the people close to the deceased worker. The inspection is already acting and investigating what happened," said the acting minister.
All this, a week after the union organizations UGT FICA and CCOO-Industria and the employers CEOE and Cepyme, represented by their sectoral organizations (Asaja, Comité de Gestión de Cítricos and FEPEX), have signed an action agreement against the heat strokes in the agricultural sector.
Specifically, this agreement established the principles, criteria and guidelines that must guide the design of the measures to be adopted in companies when there is a concurrence of risks related to adverse meteorological phenomena derived from extreme high temperatures, as reported by the agents social.
With a total of 15 guiding principles of a preventive nature for the agricultural sector, this document seeks to be a reference to deal with episodes of extreme temperatures, with principles such as verification by information companies through the AEMET on the possible concurrence of extreme temperatures or the establishment of a special regime in situations of extreme heat of rest times and minimum breaks, as well as the supply of drinking water and the use of social protection measures for personal use and equipment to avoid prolonged exposures , among other.