Attendees included leaders from ministries, the The National Council for Labour Safety and Hygiene, ILO Vietnamese Office, Quang Nam Labor Federation, representatives and employees of enterprises and corporations nationwide and in Quang Nam province.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung noted efforts made in 2018 have so far boosted public and business awareness on the matter as well as improved labour productivity and working environment. He said the number of workplace accidents dropped by 8.5 percent last year from 2017 to 7,090, and a significant decrease of work-related accidents was recorded in the mining, electricity and oil-petrol industries. He added that however, the overall numbers of occupational accidents, diseases, and serious incidents in workplaces remain high. The fatalities of work-related accidents among non-contracted workers went up by 59 percent, calling for more attention to this sector.
Mr. Dung urged ministries, sectors, localities and enterprises to intensify the enforcement of the law on occupational safety and hygiene and related legal documents; pay more attention to the assessment and anticipation of work-related risks and diseases and come up with measures to tackle them. Safety models must be replicated, while the effectiveness of inspection work ought to be increased.
Enterprises and production and business establishments need to invest in building safety and hygiene management systems; self-inspection, review and assessment of risks safety and occupational health at the workplace to actively control and prevent harmful risk factors at the enterprise.
Employees should to proactively equip themselves with knowledge and skills to identify risks and work safely.
Mr. Dung assigned the Trade Union and the Farmer Union to join hands with local authorities to raise awareness for employers and workers on labor safety and hygiene.
Speaking at the ceremony, Vice Chairman Le Van Thanh said that Quang Nam always paid attention to labor safety and hygiene to take care the health and safety of workers and sustainable development of enterprises. Many activities of propaganda were launched. Many enterprises and production and business establishments have well implemented the provisions of the law on safety and sanitation