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Occupational Health & Safety Program
Through the Foundation for the Promotion of Occupational Health and Safety (FPSST), this program will reduce the incidence of occupational accidents and illnesses by encouraging businesses,workers, occupational risk insurers (ARTs), and the competent authorities to pool their efforts to promote a safe and healthy workplace environment.

The three components are:(a) sector diagnoses of occupational health and safety; (b) training for workers, employers and instructors of the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Human Resource Development; and (c)promotion and dissemination.

For Component 1, diagnoses will be performed in the sectors of: (a) metallurgy; (b) construction; (c) the rural sector; (d) automotive; and (e) a multi-sector analysis of micro and small businesses (MSEs). The aspects to be examined in each sector include: (a) principal characteristics of the businesses and their facilities; (b) legal instruments and their degree of compliance; (c) personnel and resources assigned to occupational health and safety duties; (d) prevention systems and activities; (e) incidence of occupational accidents and illnesses in the firm; (f) relations with the ARTs and with the Superintendency of
Occupational Risk (SRT); and (g) risks inherent in the activity and nature of the firm itself.

Component 2 helps the sectors included in the diagnosis, as well as MSEs and the Ministry of Labor,Employment and Human Resource Development (MTEFRH), strengthen the capacity of the different occupational health and safety players. It funds curriculum design, training of trainers, and
preparation of teaching materials for courses conducted by the FPSST, participating unions and business groups, and MTEFRH. In addition, a distance training (radio) module is planned for workers who cannot attend organized classes, mainly in rural areas. Training content will be based on the respective diagnostic results.

Component 3 funds: (a) designing an outreach strategy to reach the entire spectrum of public and private institutions involved in occupational safety; (b) disseminating information over the mass media; (c) establishing and equipping an information center on occupational hazards for the ARTs formal sector, as well as the informal sector; and (d) implementing a workshop to review and discuss proposed reforms to the SRT and to occupational health and safety legislation,resulting in a document ready to submit to the Legislature.

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

July 26, 2000

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





Lending Instrument

Multilateral Investment Fund Instrument

Lending Instrument Code




Facility Type


Environmental Classification


Total Cost

USD 4,600,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 2,300,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 2,300,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/MH-7063-AR Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Human Resource Facility Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/MH-7063-AR
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Human Resource Facility
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
Project Performance Monitoring Reports
PPMR for MIF project TC9907008 - ATN_MH-7063-AR June, 2001 [1782214].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Procurement Plan
Plan de Adquisiciones [311081].XLS
Dec. 31, 1999
Donors Memorandum
Programa de salud y seguridad en el trabajo [430062].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Donors Memorandum
Occupational Health and Safety Program [421817].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Other Documents
Intermediate Evaluation Report
Programa de Salud y Seguridad en el Trabajo - Eval Intermedia - MIF_AT-338 [614987].DOC
Dec. 31, 1999
Closed Phase
Project Completion Report
Programa de Salud y Seguridad en el Trabajo - MPCR MIF_AT-338 [955385].DOC
Dec. 31, 1999
Final Evaluation Report
Programa de Salud y Seguridad en el Trabajo - MIF_AT-338 - Evaluacion Final [1049852].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999

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