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Occupational health is defined by the WHO as a multidisciplinary activity that is responsible for protecting and maintaining the health in the workplace of all employees and workers in the world, minimizing occupational accidents and preventing occupational diseases. In Colombia, it is done with the supervision and collaboration of the Occupational Risk Administrators (ARL), in the case of the community of tertiary sisters and the College, our ARL is POSITIVE and management is centralized from the provincial house.

Occupational Health is divided into 2 specific areas which are:

  • Preventive and Occupational Medicine: In this area it allows the performance of medical examinations of admission and discharge with their respective laboratories; promotion and prevention programs such as vaccination against influenza, among others.

  • Occupational Hygiene and Safety: In this area, the risk matrix is developed and the emergency brigades are organized.


All of these are current to date:

  1. Political Constitution of Colombia: Art. 25, 48 and 49.

  2. Law 100/93 modified by Law 1122/07: Social Security System (in its component of Professional Risks and Occupational Health).

  3. Substantive Labor Code: Art. 349 and 359.

  4. Decree 614/84: Which creates COPASO, currently COPASST (Joint Committee on Safety and Health at Work) and orders the Occupational Health Program of companies.

  5. Resolution 2013/86: Which regulates the operation of COPASO, now COPASST

  6. Resolution 1016/89: Establishes the organization of the Occupational Health Program for companies.

  7. Decree 1295/94: Which determines the System of Organization and Administration of Professional Risks and Occupational Health for all companies in the national territory.

  8. Resolution 1075/92: Contains the activities related to Occupational Health.

  9. Resolution 4050/94: Frames the occupational medical examination.

  10. Law 1562 of July 2012, by which Decree 1295 is modified.

  11. Decree 1072 of 2015: Standardizes work in Colombia.

  12. Resolution 1111 of 2017: Minimum standards of the occupational health and safety management system.


The community directives standardized the general occupational health policy for the entire community.
The Congregation of Tertiary Capuchin Sisters of the Madre de Buen Pastor Province is committed to assuming the leadership, responsibility and implementation of a Occupational Health and Safety Management System with the aim of ensuring the protection of all its workers, contractors, clients and visitors, for which promotion and prevention activities are carried out focused on physical, mental and self-care well-being in all its locations, implementing measures and controls that minimize the dangers and risks present in all the activities carried out and those that may cause accidents of work, occupational diseases and possible damage to property.
  For the control and improvement of working conditions and the environment where the work of each one of the people is carried out, the necessary resources are assigned and constant monitoring is carried out on the management of safety and health at work, that allows to evaluate, correct and act to achieve a continuous improvement in its processes, this policy complies with the current Colombian legislation on Safety and Health at Work and  Occupational hazards.


In general, the duration is one (1) year and is characterized by:


1. Creation and operation of COPASST, with periodic meetings, once a week, during working hours and with preparation of the respective minutes. Organizational chart, functions, responsibilities and activities in Occupational Health are established, such as articles in the College Magazine, notes and scientific advances, updating of standards, ATEL statistics, etc.

2. Preparation, approval and compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

3. Preparation, approval and compliance with the Emergency and Contingency Plan (PEC) with the respective School Emergency Brigades that have important legal responsibilities such as drills and simulations.

4. Training in Health and Occupational Risks.

5. Preparation, approval and compliance with the schedule of activities for each year.

6. Continuous improvement of the SG-SST management system. All the documentation with its respective supports and evidences, rests in a physical medium in the (SST) file cabinet and in the Occupational Health institutional file in 8 AZ folders and in a Drive shared with the school rectory. In magnetic media there is a copy in secretary and another in occupational health.


All documents can be consulted at any time. All documents and procedures are carried out under the constant and attentive supervision of the Positive ARL (Manager Constanza Vega) following and fully complying with all the guidelines and current legal regulations and the ISO 9001/2000 and EFQM quality parameters.

Courtesy:  Supplier Channel

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