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Prevention of occupational risks
An occupational risk is defined as the possibility of a worker suffering an injury caused by the work they are performing. Occupational safety can only be guaranteed when all t​he risks are known and the workers are properly protected against it until the risks are eliminated.
All types of work, such as laboratory, electrical and mechanical works, as well as civil construction temporary works or others, present risks to the health of the workers. Therefore, the prevention of these risks results of a systematic analysis of all the aspects related to the activity. 

The minimization and potential elimination of occupational risks is achieved through the adoption of technical measures of prevention:

  • The substitution of hazardous substances for other less dangerous, whenever possible.
  • Ventilation of the workplaces.
  • Localised exhaustion.​
  • Partial or complete isolation of hazardous processes, whenever possible.
  • Storage and correct labelling of packages.
  • Providing the worker with information and training.
  • Use of collective protective equipment (CPE) and personal protection equipment (PPE). More in​​formation
  • ​Monitoring the health status.