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Insurance for accidents at work could have reduced

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The government will publish by the 30th of this month the new factor work accident prevention, said today the Minister of Welfare, José Pimentel. With the change, 80% of companies that pay the insurance for accidents at work in their areas will be reduced by 50% from 2010. The estimate was made by Pimentel based on the number of companies that must submit a rate below the industry average in which they operate. On the other hand, companies that exceed the average of the branch in which they work will pay 0.75 percentage point more.

"We reward companies that are investing to prevent accidents," said the minister to leave the Finance Ministry, where he met with the minister, Nelson Machado, and Agriculture Minister Reinhold Stephanes, to close the drafting of the document which must be signed by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Currently, companies pay 1% per year to 3% of its payroll with such insurance, according to Pimentel.

Today, the government collects about $ 8 billion in insurance this year, a figure that is reversed in the Minister for payment of benefits for a worker who suffers an accident at work. The purpose of Social Security, according to Pimentel, is to reach zero recollection of insurance, but he admits it is a "utopia".

The branches facing the greatest problems are with accidents, according to the minister, sugar cane, transport in general and civil construction. The formula was approved at the end of May by the National Council of Welfare. The index, which will be released along with the decree, was made with the approval of six employer associations, six unions and the government.

Source: State Agency

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