Olympics Rio 2016: Occupational Health and Safety Protocol looking for save lives

The Building and Wood Workers’ International, BWI, attended to meeting of the Regional Standing Committee on Conditions and Work Environment in the Construction Industry of Rio de Janeiro, the CPR (in Portuguese), on October 12, 2015, in order to bring to the attention of the members of the Occupational Health and Safety Protocol for 2016 Olympics.

This protocol was proposed by BWI as part of the Technical Cooperation Agreement signed between the international federation and the foundation of the Ministry of Labor and Employment, the FUNDACENTRO in March 2015, which aims to improve working conditions of the workers who build the infrastructure for the Olympics 2016.

During the meeting, the BWI presented and handed the document to the representative workers, employers and government who defined that the document will be discussed within their organizations to bring contributions to the document next meeting, as well as define an action plan related to the works of the 2016 Olympics.