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The companies Amer e Hijos, Estel Ingeniería y Obras, Meliá Hoteles, and y Servicios Técnicos Portuarios have been awarded with the Good Business Practices on Occupational Health and Safety 2012 organized by Balearic Associations Confederation (CAEB) with Fundación para la Prevención de Riesgos Laborales’s financing to recognize those companies’ performance in occupational health and safety. Thanks to CAEB’s and SGS Baleares’ agreement, the four companies awarded have obtained, besides the degree and a trophy, a 100% discount on the fee to be applied when implementing a Regulatory Technical Inspection.

The event, that took place last October 22nd, was hosted by CAEB’s president, Josep Oliver; and presented by Employment and Business Promotion in the Region Secretary, Lourdes Cardona, as well as the Foundation for Occupational Health and Safety Manager, Pedro Montero. Before the awarding issuance event, the Head of ESADE’s Labor Law Department, Salvador del Rey, imparted a seminar on the current Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.


Some of the factors considered by the jury members in order to select the winners were the level of integration of health and safety within the global management of the companies, the sensitivity, the training and the employees’ change of attitude towards health and safety issues.

Amer e Hijos

As results of the actions implemented in their internal environment, Amer e Hijos, part of Asociación de Constructores de Baleares, member of CAEB, has reduced the absentism produced by labor accidents from 2272 hours in 2009 to 1605 hours in 2010, as well as having reduced the level of labor accidents below the sectors standards, therefore saving more than 25% in labor expenses in relation to 2009 and 2010 figures. This has been mainly due to the proper management and control of incidences detected via visits to the construction works performed by the health and safety technician on staff. To reduce labor accidents, too, there have been imparted 3.716 training hours to 97 employees.

Estel Ingeniería y Obras

Due to the excellent Occupational Health and Safety management implemented, Estel Ingeniería y Obras, part of Asociación de Empresarios del Parc Bit, member of CAEB, has reduced their figures for labor accidents by employee from 22,35% in 2007 to 5,26% in 2011. This way, while in 2007 there were 19 accidents registered on a staff of 85 employees, in 2011 there were only 3 accidents registered on a staff of 57 employees.

Servicios Técnicos Portuarios

Associated to nautical sector organizations ANADE and APEAM, both part of CAEB, this company imparted in 2011 around 22,57 hours / employee of Health and Safety training, while it was around 14,09 hours in 2009. The total figures amount 1043 hours, while there were 549,67 in 2009. Thanks to all measures implemented, they have reduced both the incidence and the frequency of labor accidents between 2008 and 2011 in more than 50%.

Meliá Hoteles, a benchmark to follow in the services sector

Regarding Meliá Hoteles, associated to Agrupación de Cadenas Hoteleras (part of CAEB), they have their own Occupational Health and Safety website for their employees where they have uploaded 21 preventive procedures applicable to their 20 facilities in the Balearic Islands as well as the rest of working centres, and with their perceptive Occupational Health and Safety Plan. In 2011 they received 4.213 information requests.

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Can Calafat, 63 - Edif. Naves Blancas Local 61, 2ª Planta Polígono Industrial Son Oms
Palma de Mallorca 07610
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